The Christmas rush is less than three months away, so now is the perfect time to start booking your transport logistics. Early preparation is essential if your business is seasonal, and you rely on the Christmas months to support the bottom line.  

Here at Waller, we’re proactively working with clients worldwide to ensure their Christmas logistics are sorted. The earlier you confirm transport deadlines, the easier it will be to book your transport, whether you need UK road haulage, European sea or rail freight or worldwide air freight.  

Booking early also means any imports or exports will be easier to manage. We can help improve your efficiencies, and we offer 3PL, 4PL or even 5PL logistics solutions 

If you need help navigating your Christmas rush, please book a call with one of our team. We’re always happy to explore the options and help figure out the best ways to maximise your transport logistics efficiencies.  

Early preparation is great for you and your supply chains 

Getting ready for the Christmas rush isn’t just about reducing your internal pressures. It’s also about easing the burden on your wider supply chains. By knowing what you need and setting expectations as early as possible, you’ll feel confident you will have everything in place. This could reduce stress levels and, more importantly, your expenses, as you will be less likely to need to pay for last-minute or rapid logistics.  

Benefit from simplified imports and exports 

If you are relying on importing or exporting goods this Christmas, arranging UK, European or Worldwide transport logistics in advance will make it much easier to deal with customs clearance. That’s because you’ll have much longer to identify the correct paperwork and book any freight forwarding needs so your goods will get from A to B as quickly as possible.  

We don’t want you to be affected by lengthy customs clearance timescales. The Christmas season is notoriously busy for those working within customs. This can lead to longer processing times that could be beyond your control.  

The last thing you want is for your goods to be held up at customs when you’re in a rush. Therefore, booking your logistics early could give you extra breathing room to cope with any unexpected or frustrating challenges that could disrupt your ongoing support chains.  

Early booking could reduce your costs 

We don’t want you to have to pay a penny more for your logistics than you need to.  

Reducing transport costs could be crucial to the bottom line. That’s why we take the time to focus on each shipment, figuring out the best solutions. If we can book transport in advance, we can potentially identify longer shipping routes, which could lower costs while still meeting the deadlines.  

Of course, if you do need to arrange any rapid or same-day deliveries, this can be easily set by our experienced team. But rapid deliveries will always be more expensive. Therefore, it is better for financial efficiencies to get booked in as early as you can.  

Shipping abnormal loads or need specific trucks? 

During the festive season, there is often a huge demand for temperature-controlled trucks and out of gauge cargo. That’s because the sales of perishable goods such as food, drinks and flowers will typically rise, and more people will be seeking extended prescriptions to help them manage their medication as pharmacies and GP surgeries close for the bank holidays.  

As seasoned transport logistics experts, we suggest if you know you need unusual transportation, get them booked in as soon as possible. That way, you have peace of mind your transportation needs will be met – and you won’t need to pay a premium to secure your haulage requirements.  

Preparing now allows time for flexibility and contingency planning 

Our team know how to manage and organise your transport logistics needs. We can ship goods across the UK, using full-or-part loads, and we regularly help clients with imports and exports, making the most of rail, sea, and air freight.  

But even with all the planning in the world, there may still be challenges and frustrations beyond your control.  

Our expertise isn’t just about shifting your goods from A to B.  

Our support is about dealing with those inevitable frustrations and turning problems into solutions. Clients have trusted us for years because they know we will always build contingency and flexibility into transportation and freight-forwarding solutions. We know how to cope with those frustrations and what needs to be done to keep the supply chains running smoothly. What’s more, with our state-of-the-art technology, we promise clear and consistent real-time communication from start to finish.  

Talk to us about your Christmas needs 

It’s never too early to talk to us about Christmas.  

Whether you’re looking for a long-term transportation partner, an ad-hoc support team for individual shipments or a team to help scale up your business, we are here.  

We’ve been helping clients with their transport logistics needs for over fifty years. Our reputation is built on our attention to detail for each shipment. We continually challenge ourselves to ship goods as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, and we do whatever we can to make the process straightforward and stress-free.  

Booking in Christmas transportation needs starts with a phone call. Please phone our Ipswich office on 01473 254 717 to find out how we can support you and your in-house team this year.