Shipping goods for your business requires funds and time management. Retail pool distribution is a convenient way for retailers of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies and small enterprises, to consolidate their shipments that are headed toward a particular region.
Once you’ve shipped the packages from your distribution site, a freight company such as Beitler Logistics Services takes care of everything else. By integrating pool distribution logistics and pool consolidation, you can take advantage of a more streamlined delivery system that increases efficiency and minimizes the requirement for multiple receiving/dock doors.
How Does Efficient Pool Distribution Work?
Understanding how pool distribution works can help businesses better understand the advantages it offers. The typical steps in the process include:
Rather than sending an individual courier for every single delivery, pool distribution consolidates shipments into a regional distribution center (a “pool point”), typically located in metropolitan areas.
Sorting and Organization
During this part of the process, orders are broken down into smaller shipments or customer-specific orders.
Couriers are organized to transfer the shipments from the pool distribution location to their final destination. Efficient routing ensures that shipments arrive on time and are secure during the journey.
Benefits of Efficient Pool Distribution
When working with a freight carrier like BLS, there are some valuable benefits you can expect from our pool distribution practices:
Lower Shipping Costs
By consolidating multiple shipments, pool distribution can help to reduce the overall shipping costs.
Faster Transit Times
Because the shipments are consolidated and sent to a pool point facility, they can often be delivered more quickly than if they were shipped directly to their final destinations.
Pool distribution can provide shippers with more visibility into their shipments. This can help to reduce the risk of delays or disruptions.
Pool distribution can be more flexible than LTL (less than truckload) shipping. This is because the shipments can be consolidated and delivered at different times, which can be helpful for shippers with variable shipping needs.
Should You Use Pool Distribution?
Pool distribution is a good option for shippers who need to ship multiple shipments to multiple destinations within the same region. It can offer lower shipping costs, faster transit times, and improved visibility.
Here are some factors to consider when considering pool distribution:
Size and Weight of Your Shipments
Pool distribution is typically best suited for smaller shipments that can be easily consolidated.
Distance Between the Origin and Destinations
Pool distribution can be more cost-effective for shipments that are traveling long distances.
Desired Transit Time
Pool distribution can help to reduce transit times, but it is important to factor in the time it takes to consolidate the shipments and deliver them to the pool point facility.
Level of Visibility Required
Pool distribution can provide shippers with more visibility into their shipments, but it is important to understand the level of visibility that is available.
Why Partner Beitler Logistics?
Beitler Logistics Services works with clients from a variety of industries, including:
- High value
- Food and beverage
- Consumer packaged goods (CPG)
- Industrial products
- Package materials
BLS provides high-quality services for every shipment through:
If you are searching for the right price for your shipments, our network of couriers will find you the best price available.
BLS ships across the U.S. every month and is fully equipped to make sure your shipments reach their destinations.
Decrease the number of stops necessary by pooling shipments traveling to the same region.
Decrease the number of trucks on the road by sharing truckload space with others.
BLS: Your Pool Distribution Solution
When you work with Beitler Logistics Services, you’ll have a wide range of shipping options at your disposal. Our company offers competitive pricing, a robust transportation department, streamlined processes to eliminate redundancies, and protection against shipping liability, among other benefits.
With decades of experience, Beitler is also prepared to accommodate special requests such as disaster deliveries, new store setups, and tradeshows.
Learn more about efficient pool distribution here. Have questions regarding your future shipments? Contact us today, and we would be happy to assist you.