Retail-Driven fulfillment is our specialty. This typically involves shipping a large quantity of product at the case or pallet level to major retailers, wholesalers, specialty stores or distribution centers. Retail fulfillment will require the coordination of many external partners. Working with VANS from which various EDI documents are exchanged, trucking companies with whom orders are routed; and clients from whom Compliance Guidelines and Routing Guidelines are obtained. The rewards are great since a lot of product can move quickly through your warehouse and it is typically at the case level. Conversely the risk is great as well since retailers are ever ready to assess chargebacks on shipments which don’t absolutely meet their expectations.
In addition; the technology needed to provide omni-channel fulfillment is complex. Inventory must be able to be retrieved in cases, pre-packs, or individual items. This means WMS systems need to track inventory movement concurrently in these units of measure. Items are being tracked and recorded based on which outbound box each item was placed. Retailers are demanding more and more information to be provided with shipments and providers need to have a system that can accommodate the requests.
Distribution Center Fulfillment
We work closely with numerous big-box-stores and retailers, so that we can deliver flexible fulfillment options to our clients that are fast, convenient, and yet still comply with all regulations and store receiving requirements. We strive to ensure that we limit our client’s risks by shipping on-time, accurate orders in accordance with retailers’ vendor compliance requirements and routing guides. We are also experts in managing and providing customized Store Rollout Services, Shipping to Individual or Multiple Store Fronts, or to Multiple Distribution Centers. We can re-label, re-package and do what is needed so that we will get your inventory to its final destination at the right time and in perfect condition.
We provide drop shipping services. Drop Shipping is a supply chain management technique in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer.
We are integrated directly with many dropship vendors (Target, Walmart, Nordstrom, etc.) which allow for a quick turnaround and the creation of brand specific pack slips.
We provide cross docking services. Cross docking is a logistics procedure where products from a supplier or manufacturing plant are distributed directly to a customer or retail chain with marginal to no handling or storage time.
We facilitate this process by receiving inventory which is typically incoming containers from the east or west coast ports. This inventory is then separated, sorted and restacked onto pallets awaiting pickup from the trucking companies.