Retail Distribution – Pool Distribution

With pool distribution, all of the retailer’s orders for a given market are shipped as one truckload into a cross-dock facility for final delivery to stores in that market. With traditional LTL, the retailer is required to ship each order personally.

Fewer Stops = Lower Costs = Happier Boss

As long as your products are with a carrier, they are responsible for them, which means you have to pay for every second they are there. When you work alongside Elder Logistics, our drivers will spend less time with your product during the transportation journey which translates to saving costs for your business overall. Overall, fewer stops equals lower costs which ultimately equals a happier boss!

Consolidate Shipments into One Larger Load

The use of pools simplifies price comparisons by eliminating the need for complex formulas. Distribution costs are typically based on weight and miles. In addition to being easier to grasp, when you partner with Elder Logistics, tracking your shipment will also be simplified since fewer stops will occur. Additionally, pool distribution is typically faster due to fewer stops.

Reduce the Company’s Distribution Costs

Utilizing a cross-dock facility as part of the pool network, the retailer can reduce the overhead costs of a distribution center. In preparation for final delivery, the pool distribution shipment is offloaded at a cross-dock facility when it arrives in the destination market. By store location, the goods are sorted, palletized, labeled, and left the next day for delivery.

You’re in luck, since here at Elder Logistics, these features all come standard with our fleet!

Learn to Love Minimizing Transportation Costs

With the use of pool distribution, you’ll learn to love minimizing your transportation costs when you work with Elder Logistics!

All orders for a given market can be combined into a single truckload and delivered to a cross-dock facility where the orders will be processed for final delivery to retail stores in that market. After all, retailers will have to pay out many LTL bills on a frequent basis if they are using traditional LTL.