Back Shipping to Big Box Retailers - Road Solutions
This is where your dedicated Retail Control Center comes in. They bring industry experience and know-how to your operations, and partner with you to…Retailer requirements, seasonal peaks in demand, and lack of visibility over your routes and shipments create quite a challenge for a manager of transportation. Working with big box retailers requires the right experience and partnerships to ensure their satisfaction and reduce costs.
- Minimize charge backs and maintain preferred vendor status by ensuring on-time deliveries
- Meet peak season demands with added capacity via our preferred carrier network
- Optimize your shipments with automated route optimization
- Monitor your shipments with 24/7 access to our transportation management system
- Manage and optimize your partnerships
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Frequently asked questions and answers
How can I reduce retailer chargebacks?
The most effective way to reduce retailer chargebacks is hire a 3PL that oversees:
- Complete vendor routing guide compliance
- Scheduling delivery times in advance
- Shipment monitoring and proactive intervention
- Setting up a TMS to increase visibility over your operations
How can I improve my on-time performance to retailers?
In order to improve your on-time performance to retailers, you need to increase your operational and shipment visibility. An internal or 3PL-based retail control center can help by:
- scheduling delivery times in advance
- actively monitoring shipments
- and setting up a TMS with predictive analysis and track-and-trace functions, notifications, and alerts
How do I reduce my costs-per-unit?
If your costs per unit are increasing, you should look at optimizing your freight routes and increasing your shipment visibility. A TMS is a necessary tool for this, providing the functionalities and visibility needed for improved route and shipment planning, and more informed decision making.
What can I do to better manage my seasonal peaks in demand?
Meeting increased demand during peak seasons often requires a 3PL that can leverage their strong carrier partnerships to secure capacity. A 3PL can also thoroughly pre-plan for inventory flows to DCs in time for new product launches and provide real-time visibility.
How can I secure more capacity?
The most effective way to secure additional capacity is to leverage a 3PL's carrier partnerships, and their ability to offer flexible pricing models.
Can I increase visibility over my shipments to big box retailers?
You can increase your road shipment visibility by using a TMS that offers complete track-and-trace functionality, and working with a 3PL to monitor your shipments while in-transit and around the clock.