Direct Store Delivery involves shipping pallets and parcels to a retail store from a Manufacturer or a Brand fulfillment center.
Either you are shipping with a parcel provider or a legacy LTL carrier. Either way, you are probably overpaying and underdelivering.
Legacy parcel carriers continue with expensive, inconsistent and surcharge laden service. Reefers need to keep running, backhauls get missed, and drivers reach their time caps on the road.
The other legacy option? Contract an LTL carrier who will consolidate your volume with the volume of additional shippers. While this may be cheaper, it is not optimized for the modern e-commerce era. Even for shipments once deemed “not time-critical,” consumer expectations have changed that definition permanently. Plus, appointment setting can be a massive pain in the you-know-what.
By leveraging a WARP's multiple vehicle options and dynamic route optimization, more delivery options are available than ever before.
With temperature controlled zone skipping, WARP maintains your goods at a fixed temperature for longer. Rather than our ambient cross-docks, WARP also offers temp-controlled cross-docks as well. That means less dry ice / gel packs, less chance of waste, and great cost savings!