The coronavirus pandemic has led to severe shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to protect Americans from the disease. The crisis has revealed an overreliance on imported supplies, particularly from China.
Rohan Thambrahalli, chief executive officer of UpstartWorks, explains how direct fulfillment can serve as a valuable alternative to traditional means of shipping online purchases to customers, especially with the coming of the peak shopping season.
Every year around this time, carriers, distributors and logistics providers gear up for the coming peak holiday shopping season, on which shippers depend for a large portion of their annual revenue. This year, however, is different, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic freefall.