SPS Commerce and C.H. Robinson Help Tackle Retail Holiday Less-Than-Truckload Transportation Shortages with Automated and Streamlined Carrier Service
“For this holiday season and into 2022, transportation marketplaces are going to be constrained, which is why we are leveraging our information advantage and investing in technology that can help businesses be as automated and efficient as possible,” said Chris O’Brien, Chief Commercial Officer at C.H. Robinson. “We are joining forces with SPS and by connecting C.H. Robinson’s LTL network to SPS Commerce’s thousands of retail suppliers, we’ll alleviate some of the stress when it comes to being able to secure LTL transportation at market-competitive prices.”
The new Carrier Service LTL solution from
“This level of automation streamlines what is an otherwise resource-intensive process which requires suppliers to review and select rates across many carrier portals, book shipments, and print labels and documentation. Our partnership with
This type of seamless connectivity will be especially helpful as companies moving their goods via LTL enter a busy retail season when securing transportation is a critical component of business success. LTL freight has increased 9.1% in 2021, compared to 2020 and many carriers are not accepting new business or are implementing unprecedented peak surcharges. Adding to the challenges is a truck driver shortage. The
- Delayed shipments that result in chargeback fees from retailers, out-of-stock positions in stores, and lost sales.
- Increased errors that boost return rates and decrease customer satisfaction/reviews.
- Employee burnout as data entry and other manual processes are tedious and labor-intensive.
The Carrier Service LTL solution within SPS Commerce Fulfillment is immediately available from
SPS Commerce is the world’s leading retail network, connecting trading partners around the globe to optimize supply chain operations for all retail partners. We support data-driven partnerships with innovative cloud technology, customer-obsessed service and accessible experts so our customers can focus on what they do best. To date, more than 95,000 companies in retail, distribution, grocery and e-commerce have chosen SPS as their retail network. SPS has achieved 82 consecutive quarters of revenue growth and is headquartered in Minneapolis. For additional information, contact SPS at 866-245-8100 or visit www.spscommerce.com.
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Source: SPS Commerce, Inc.