SEKO Logistics has launched its Airfreight+Final Mile service in North America to give retailers, marketplace merchants and consumer brands an e-commerce home delivery solution for bigger, bulkier products.
Airfreight+Final Mile is aimed particularly at retailers selling products such as 60-80 inch flat screen TVs, bicycles and folding sports equipment such as table tennis and air hockey tables.
The US-headquartered global logistics operator said that the service is already being used by a "major electronics retailer" in the south east.
SEKO, which already offers a ground transportation and final mile home delivery service in the US, said the new product will help customers to increase efficiency and decrease time in transit, reduce claims and damaged goods, and provide full shipment visibility.
SEKO’s airfreight home delivery service offers simpler pricing to all major markets across the US with select markets in Canada. Following a successful trial for Texas and California shipments, SEKO has expanded its home delivery network to every major market in the United States. Service levels include Express and Standard Airfreight Home Delivery.
James Gagne, president at SEKO Logistics said: “Home delivery is not a new concept for SEKO Logistics but airfreight home delivery gives our customers the opportunity to offer an e-commerce-equivalent solution for much bigger items.
"Our launch customer for this service has already reported improved transit times and a significant reduction in damage claims.
"By taking airfreight home and filling the growing gap and niche between parcel and heavyweight deliveries, we can offer a US-wide delivery network for retailers across North America and open up new markets to consumers that base their buying decisions of the speed and quality of product delivery.”