EP245 - Shipageddon DeepDive
On October 3rd, we published episode 238 and coined the term “Shipageddon.” We were talking about the likely e-commerce peak we expected from the holiday, on top of the e-commerce peak we were already seeing do to Covid-19, and we felt like retailers were likely to run into shipping capacity issues. The term (and concept) have gained a lot of traction, being featured print in the NY Times Brace for Holiday ‘Shipageddon’ Forbes, Bloomberg, and on the Today Show, NBC News, and many others.
In the subsequent 45 days, it’s become clear that we will have a last-mile capacity problem, with all major carriers implementing quotas, turning away new clients, and retailers struggling to entice earlier orders from consumers. Worse, we’re also seeing a lack of freight capacity to restock retailers with limited inventory, and a strong resurgence of Covid-19 threatens to generate even more e-commerce demand.
In this episode, we do a deep dive into the curate state of Shipageddon, the likely impact on holiday shopping, and best practices for brands and retailers to minimize the effect.
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Episode 245 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded live on Thursday, Nobember 12th 2020.
Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing.