When you’re in retail, whether you’re selling food, flowers, general merchandise, or specialized items, there’s one thing you can always count on: People will wait until the last possible moment to order their Mother’s Day and Father’s Day presents. When you’re flooded with last-minute orders, depend on Western Peaks Logistics to get your items delivered on time.
Procrastination seems to figure largely in gift-giving. People know they have to buy a gift for birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, and other special occasions, but many fail to do it ahead of time.
We saw what happened during the 2020 holiday season, when COVID-19 complications kept some delivery services from getting packages and cards to their rightful owners for weeks or even months after the holiday. It was a logistics nightmare.
The good news is that with holidays like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, logistics companies can expect a surge in orders. Like Valentine’s Day, flowers are extremely popular for Mother’s Day. So are plants, balloons, and candy. But what about Father’s Day?
The list of merchants on high alert for Father’s Day is fairly short. Consumers get their ideas from Father’s Day cards, which are often decorated with golf clubs, tools, and barbecuing accoutrements. But are dads really this simple? Too many dads have never lifted a golf club, hammer, or spatula. The problem with Father’s Day is that people don’t know what to get the guy who loves his recliner, Lipton iced tea, and whatever sport is in season on TV.
Father’s Day Deliveries
Some popular gifts ordered online and shipped via courier for Father’s Day include:
Gift baskets — Many of these contain food, a well-known favorite of dads. The food could be fruit, cheese, sweets, coffee, popcorn, or chips. A couple of unusual food basket gift ideas are a taco-making kit and a gift basket from Katz’s Delicatessen in New York, which contains fixings for dad’s favorite sandwich (pickles included!) that they can assemble themselves. Whatever type of food or gift basket you might be selling, rely on WPL to get it to dads on time.
Clothing — Lots of dads receive ties on Father’s Day. The lucky ones get shirts to go with them. The really lucky ones get shirts that match the ties. However, if you sell any type of men’s apparel, you will likely see an uptick of orders in June, whether it be for polos, jeans, hoodies, T-shirts, sneakers, caps, or another fun clothing item. When those orders come flooding in, count on last-mile service from Western Peaks Logistics.
Miscellaneous Gifts — These include last-minute gifts you sometimes see on tables at the front of department stores on Father’s Day: mugs that say #1 Dad, remote-control cars, socks, books, photo frames, sunglasses, shaving kits, back scratchers, etc. If you sell any of these, you know we can get them where they need to go in time.
Dependable Rocky Mountain Courier
Depending on what type of merchant you are, you may get orders locally or from all over the country. Western Peaks Logistics operates in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, and throughout the entire Rocky Mountain and Intermountain West.
If you’re located in the Rocky Mountain West and you haven’t used Western Peaks Logistics before, you have likely heard of us. WPL now includes several individual courier services in Salt Lake City, Denver, and Boise that we united to form Western Peaks Logistics. Collectively, we have many decades of experience and that’s why so many retail businesses count on us for their deliveries.
The Logistics of On-Time Deliveries for Father’s Day
We know that as a merchant, your life would be easier if your customers planned ahead and ordered earlier. It’s stressful to worry about the customer being unhappy because their order didn’t reach their dad on Father’s Day.
You can reduce your stress levels by partnering with Western Peaks Logistics.
You can’t be successful in the logistics industry without having an amazing track record for on-time deliveries, and at WPL, that’s what we’re known for.
As a logistics company, we spend countless hours planning how to get everything where it needs to go, when it needs to be there. Success in this area is reliant on several components.
Last-Mile Deliveries in Utah, Idaho, and Colorado
First, you can have the best logistics workers and dispatchers in the industry, but if your drivers aren’t reliable, your deliveries won’t be on time. We keep a dependable contingent of truckers on our roster at all times. A safe, reliable truck driver is truly a valuable asset.
Second, we are tops at last-mile deliveries because of our familiarity with the territory. Make no mistake, the Rocky Mountain West is a large territory! From Boise to Salt Lake City to Denver and hundreds of other cities and towns in between, Western Peaks Logistics covers a large area.
But not only is the terrain vast, it’s also challenging. Much of it is mountainous, which can be treacherous in the winter. Moreover, many areas in our territory are rural. These roads can be hard to find and navigate. Some of the roads are not even paved! Others have vague names, more than one name, or no name at all. That’s just part of the territory of working in the Rocky Mountain West.
Western Peak Logistics Delivers
At Western Peaks Logistics, we definitely deliver the goods on-time, but we also deliver on our clients’ expectations. Responsiveness is key in the logistics business. If you’re having trouble locating your inventory or your package, call us. We have live people answering the phones who will help you with any question you have, whether it’s about rates, services, or an individual matter.
For the best in last-mile service and on-time deliveries — on Father’s Day and every day — count on Western Peaks Logistics.