Speed Commerce

Guaranteed On-Time Delivery – Delight Your Customers

Guaranteed On-Time Delivery - How to Calculate & Improve OTD KPIs

Reliable shipping for exceptional customer satisfaction

Attention eCommerce Store Owners!

At Speed Commerce, we understand that timely delivery is crucial for your business success and customer satisfaction. Our commitment to on-time delivery ensures that your customers receive their orders exactly when they expect them, enhancing their shopping experience and building loyalty.

Here's what we guarantee:

  • Precision Timing: We ensure every order is delivered on schedule.
  • Real-Time Tracking: Keep an eye on your shipments with our accurate tracking systems.
  • Customer Satisfaction: Timely deliveries boost customer satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Service Level Agreements: We adhere strictly to agreed SLAs, ensuring reliability.
  • Dedicated Support: Our team is always ready to assist with any logistics needs.
  • Choose Speed Commerce for your logistics needs and experience the peace of mind that comes with reliable shipping. Let us handle the logistics while you focus on growing your business.

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See what our customers are saying.

Thanks to Speed Commerce, I get back 20% more of my week. I used to have to work in the warehouse every Monday to catch up from weekend orders, I no longer have to thanks to Speed!

Apparel Company

I should've signed up a long time ago. Thanks to Speed Commerce, I can scale as needed without worrying about space, labor, and supply constraints.

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What Is On-Time Delivery (OTD)?

On-time delivery (OTD) in the context of logistics and eCommerce refers to the timely arrival of goods at their designated destination within the promised timeframe. This metric is crucial for measuring the efficiency and reliability of a supply chain, as it directly impacts customer satisfaction and retention. OTD ensures that customers receive their orders when expected, which is vital for maintaining trust and credibility in an eCommerce business. Effective OTD requires precise coordination between various logistics activities, including inventory management, transportation, and order processing.

In eCommerce, achieving high OTD rates involves leveraging advanced technologies such as real-time tracking systems and automated warehouse management solutions. These tools help monitor the progress of shipments, identify potential delays, and implement corrective actions promptly. OTD can also influence an eCommerce business's competitive advantage by differentiating its service quality from competitors who may struggle with delivery timelines. By consistently meeting or exceeding OTD expectations, eCommerce businesses can enhance their reputation, foster customer loyalty, and drive repeat purchases, ultimately contributing to long-term success.

5 On-Time Delivery Tips for eCommerce Businesses

To achieve high on-time delivery rates, eCommerce businesses need to adopt strategies that enhance their logistics efficiency and reliability. Here are five tips to help ensure your customers receive their orders promptly:

  1. Optimize Inventory Management

    Efficient inventory management is crucial for preventing stockouts and delays. Utilize inventory management software to keep track of stock levels in real-time and automate reordering processes.

  2. Choose Reliable Shipping Partners

    Partner with reputable shipping carriers known for their reliability and speed. Regularly review their performance and be open to switching partners if they fail to meet your delivery standards.

  3. Implement Real-Time Tracking

    Provide customers with real-time tracking information to keep them informed about their order status. This transparency not only improves customer satisfaction but also allows you to address any issues proactively.

  4. Streamline Order Processing

    Reduce order processing times by automating tasks such as order picking, packing, and labeling. The faster you can process orders, the sooner they can be shipped out, improving your chances of on-time delivery.

  5. Offer Flexible Delivery Options

    Provide customers with multiple delivery options, including expedited shipping for those who need their orders quickly. By offering flexibility, you can better meet varying customer needs and enhance overall satisfaction with your service.

How Fulfillment Can Make or Break Your eCommerce Business

The fulfillment process is a critical aspect of any eCommerce business’s operations as it holds the power to significantly impact customer satisfaction and brand reputation. In today’s fast-paced eCommerce landscape, customers have come to expect quick, reliable, and transparent order fulfillment. A seamless fulfillment experience can elevate your shop, leading to repeat purchases, positive reviews, and enhanced customer loyalty. Conversely, mishandled orders or delays can lead to customer dissatisfaction, negative reviews, and a high rate of returns.

Partnering with a proficient 3PL logistics provider like Speed Commerce can be a game-changer for eCommerce stores, especially those dealing with high volumes of orders. Such a partnership ensures the efficiency and reliability of the fulfillment process and provides scalability to handle growth and peak seasons without compromising service quality. Effective fulfillment strategies extend beyond mere shipping. They encompass inventory management, order accuracy, and timely customer communication, all of which contribute to a positive shopping experience.

What Does Speed Commerce Do?


As soon as your stock reaches us, our inbound shipping team at Speed Commerce — servicing major locations including Las Vegas, Nevada; St. Louis, Missouri; and Los Angeles, California — carefully inspects each item. We then carefully enter your products into our inventory and placed on the shelves across our locations — ready for picking and packing!

Picking and Packing

At Speed Commerce, we understand that your customers expect to receive what they ordered. That’s why we guarantee quality service with 100% order and inventory accuracy. You can rest assured that our team goes the extra mile to ensure your customers’ orders are assembled correctly, packed with care, and shipped on time.

Shipping and Delivery

Late shipments can deter customers from returning to your store. Speed Commerce ensures this doesn’t happen by collaborating with leading carriers and shipping services. We’re committed to providing your customers with an exceptional experience, from the moment they place their order to the moment it arrives at their doorstep.

Inventory Management

Whether you’re dealing in apparel, home goods, or food & grocery items, we ensure that your inventory is stored appropriately in our third-party fulfillment centers. We also work closely with you to anticipate spikes or dips in product demand, manage monthly inventory reporting, and take appropriate measures to avoid inventory shrinkage.


If you need to expedite the order fulfillment process to meet unexpectedly high demand, our inbound shipping team can quickly receive inventory for faster order assembly and shipment. We won’t waste time putting your products on the shelves. Instead, we’ll get them out the door fast!

Returns Management

Returns management is a time-consuming process that can prevent you from focusing on more pressing business needs. To ensure that reverse logistics won’t hinder your success, we take care of the entire end-to-end returns process for you, including refreshing returned products for resale, processing refunds or exchanges, and handling all customer communication.

Long-Term Storage

Once you connect your store or sales channel with our warehouse management system (WMS), we will securely store your inventory in our state-of-the-art warehouses. Featuring ample space and cutting-edge technology, we guarantee that we can accommodate all the products essential for your business’s success.

Managed Services

More than speed, we value flexibility, accountability, and complexity. By carefully managing the size and scope of our business, we’re able to meet the unique needs of our clients. You’ll meet with your client account manager regularly to review our performance and make adjustments accordingly.

Plus More!

Speed Commerce is a full-service outsourcing fulfillment center. Unlike our competitors, we can match your requirements in processing your orders.

Frequently Asked Questions About 3PL and On-Time Delivery

A 3PL ensures on-time delivery by using advanced logistics technologies, efficient route planning, and strong relationships with reliable carriers. They monitor shipments in real-time and quickly address any issues that may arise to keep deliveries on schedule.
On-time delivery significantly impacts customer satisfaction as it meets customer expectations for prompt and reliable service. Consistent on-time delivery helps build trust and encourages repeat business, while delays can lead to dissatisfaction and negative reviews.
Yes, a 3PL can improve your business's on-time delivery rates by optimizing logistics processes and leveraging their expertise. Their experience and resources help ensure that orders are processed, shipped, and delivered efficiently and on schedule.
3PLs use various technologies such as real-time tracking systems, automated warehouse management systems, and advanced route optimization software. These technologies enhance visibility, accuracy, and efficiency, contributing to higher on-time delivery rates.

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