When it comes to ordering products for your business, delivery speed is everything. A major priority for any business owner is ensuring that you are prepared to meet the needs of your consumers without delay. However, there are numerous factors that can affect the transportation time of your products from the manufacturer to your retail outlet. It is important to know what challenges may arise so that you can determine the best solutions to utilize for importing and/or exporting products for your business. At National Retail Systems, Inc., we are proud to offer store delivery services for fast and cost-effective shipping and peace of mind that your products will arrive at your store safely and efficiently. Read on to learn more about four factors that have an impact on the amount of time it takes shipments to arrive at your store.

Communication with Shipping & Delivery Warehouses

The delivery of products to your business may be delayed due to poor communication with the companies responsible for accepting, transporting, managing, and delivering your products. When businesses fail to clarify exactly when they need their shipments delivered by, the date of arrival may be past the date that the products were expected. For accurate delivery times and information about your shipment, you should keep a line of open communication between your business and your channels of distribution. To ensure a streamlined system of delivery for your business, it is recommended that you limit the number of different companies in your supply chain. To run your business successfully, it is important to choose a distribution management company with a trusted reputation to ensure that your business can function well and serve your customers in the best way possible. 

Receiving Products from Overseas 

When products are shipped to the United States from overseas, it can be difficult to access a reliable date and time for delivery, making it hard for you to properly manage the demands of your business. Most distribution management companies will transport your products from port to a designated warehouse until the shipment is able to be transported to its destination. However, when ordering products from overseas, you can expedite the time of delivery of your products, thereby exercising some control over the arrival of your shipment. NRS creates a direct approach when it comes to overseas shipments- our drivers will begin the delivery process as soon as your product comes into port.

Vehicle Availability 

Some 3PL companies may face challenges in processing deliveries due to issues such as a shortage of available vehicles or vehicle drivers, which can impact store delivery speed. Similarly, delivery speed may be negatively impacted if the distribution management company responsible for your delivery does not have the proper equipment to handle your unique products. To guarantee that all your shipments are processed with ease, be sure to select a product management channel with a reliable fleet that will provide the greatest benefits to your business.  

Access to Major Highways 

One of the most crucial factors that influences the rate at which products are delivered to receiving warehouses and retailers is the trucking division’s accessibility to major highways. With the close proximity to a major route, such as a U.S. highway, the efficiency of transportation is significantly improved, saving your business time and money on transportation costs. Access to major highways is especially important in guaranteeing accurate delivery times if your business’ manufacturer is located several states away, or even across the country from your retailer location.

National Retail Systems, Inc.: A Trusted Name in Freight Delivery 

At National Retail Systems, Inc., our experienced staff is dedicated to providing you with fast, hassle-free delivery tailored to offer the most benefits for your business. After more than sixty-five years of satisfying clients across numerous channels and brands, we now have the ability to complete up to fifty deliveries per store each night in several regions across the United States. We are devoted to providing our clients with unmatched 3PL services as we continually work to improve your delivery model. We proudly work with each client to create a unique road map for your distribution supply chain, and additionally provide our clients with GPS tracking capabilities so you know where your order is, from the moment it is acquired by our associates to when it is delivered to your company. Contact NRS today to learn more about our streamlined delivery offerings and how we can bring you improved store delivery speeds, all year long.

The Ultimate 3PL

National Retail Systems, Inc. (NRS) includes Keystone Freight Corp. & National Retail Transportation, Inc. (NRT). NRS is an asset based 3PL that has been providing logistics services for the World’s leading retail companies for 60+ years. Our hub locations include: New York & New Jersey; Los Angeles, CA; Inland Empire, CA; Savannah, GA; Columbus, OH; Greensboro, NC; and Baltimore, MD.