The combined air and last-mile cargo service is aimed at retailers and e-commerce brands in North America for the shipment of bulky technology and sports equipment products, according to a statement from third-party provider SEKO Logistics.
Atasca, Ill.-based third-party provider SEKO Logistics has launched a new “Airfreight+ Final Mile” service in North America aimed at retailers, marketplace merchants and consumer brands for the delivery of bulkier products via air cargo, the company announced Wednesday.
According to SEKO, the service is designed to provide a fast and secure delivery to the customers’ door by combining domestic airfreight with SEKO’s last-mile delivery service. It is particularly aimed at products such as large flat screen TVs, bicycles and folding sports equipment such as table tennis and air hockey tables, said SEKO. These bulkier items will benefit from increased efficiency, decreased transit times, fewer claims and damages, and full shipment visibility.
“Home delivery is not a new concept for SEKO Logistics but airfreight home delivery gives our customers the opportunity to offer an ecommerce-equivalent solution for much bigger items,” said James Gagne, president at SEKO Logistics. “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 U.S-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.”
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, the company said.