Streamline Retail Distribution with Agile Logistics Strategy

Retail sales aren’t slowing down any time soon, with U.S. nonstore retail sales in particular growing at a record rate in 2019. Behind this juggernaut of growth lies the engine that powers it all: retail logistics.

What is retail logistics? Essentially, it’s all the plans and processes required to move retailers’ merchandise—either to stores for sales or display or directly to customers.

The customers are the very heart of retail logistics. And as consumers’ retail shipping expectations (low cost, increased availability and speed) continue to skyrocket, retailers around the globe are rethinking their retail distribution strategies.

To improve margins, open a range of shipping and supply chain opportunities and improve customer service, many of today’s top retailers are turning to third-party logistics providers (3PLs) like AIT for modern, expert solutions.

And those who partner with the long-time experts at AIT count on fast, dependable speed to market—so they see profits even faster.

Outpace competitors with AIT’s industry-leading retail logistics solutions

AIT’s comprehensive suite of retail distribution services move your shipments where they need to be, on time and on budget. From product rollouts and special-hour delivery to compliance audits and time-specific delivery, we’re there to help retailers with all elements of retail shipping.

Our full suite of supply chain solutions gives retailers flexible speed to market options they need to remain competitive and keep pace with changing industry trends:

  • Heavy haul and special projects
  • Flex space and contract logistics
  • Deconsolidation
  • High-value parcel and truckload
  • Transloading and port drayage
  • Reverse logistics, including asset recovery
  • Store refresh, signage and fixtures
  • Pool distribution

New to retail or re-evaluating your distribution strategy? Find out what to look for in a retail logistics provider.

Impress customers with a full menu of retail shipping options

Whether you’re shipping products domestically or internationally, we have the expertise needed to meet tight deadlines and transport items efficiently. Our retail shipping team works with companies to ensure products are delivered to stores on time, via services that include:

  • Door-to-door pick-up and delivery
  • International inbound consolidation
  • Store consolidation
  • New store openings
  • Product replenishment

AIT’s retail logistics team also supports final mile deliveries, ensuring success by giving shipments end-to-end attention. Our cost-effective shipping services benefit retailers at every stage—from products leaving the manufacturer to arriving at stores.

We enable flexible delivery options, better cargo visibility and constant customer support from one point of contact. AIT’s final mile solutions include:

  • Distribution center to store
  • Distribution center line haul to pool
  • Pool support services
  • Pool to store
  • Store to pool
  • Distribution center by-pass
  • Distribution center returns

See what our retail distribution experts can do for you

AIT works with some of the world’s most recognized retailers every day. Partner with us to enjoy the same end-to-end retail shipping solutions that seamlessly move products from production facilities directly to businesses, homes and sales floors.

To get started or learn more about how we’ll work with you to develop an effective retail distribution plan to help you achieve sustainable retail success, contact an AIT representative today.

AIT has a robust global logistics network, with more than 60 offices worldwide.

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