Make Grocery and Retail Shipping More Reliable and Less Costly, With Freight Consolidation Shipping Methods
FST’s freight consolidation services and temperature-controlled assets can help you successfully manage logistics spend without sacrificing speed. We’ll get your products on the shelf fast while eliminating added fees and improving performance.
Our full-service freight consolidation services combine less-than-truckload (LTL) orders from multiple customers to create a single, lower-cost truckload delivery. This strategy reduces the on-again, off-again handling of your freight while lowering fuel consumption.
FST’s freight consolidation services give you a competitive advantage by ensuring full retailer compliance, exceptional service levels and reduced operating costs.
Retail Consolidation Services Include:
- HEB Consolidation Program
- Amazon Consolidation Program
- Whole Foods/UNFI Consolidation Program
- KeHe Vendor Consolidation Program
- And more!
Why FST for retail freight consolidated shipping services?
What is consolidated freight?
Truck consolidation refers to a shipping method where multiple smaller shipments from different customers are combined into a single, larger shipment.
Freight consolidation services allow for more efficient transportation and cost savings. In the context of retail freight consolidation services, it involves combining less-than-truckload (LTL) orders from multiple customers to create a single, lower-cost truckload delivery. By reducing the on-again, off-again handling of freight and lowering fuel consumption, consolidated freight can help improve logistics efficiency and reduce operating costs. Additionally, consolidated shipping can be more reliable and less costly, making it an attractive option for grocery and retail businesses.
Benefits of retail consolidation
- Saves time
- Reduces risk of damage
- Reduces shipping costs
Improve Retail Compliance
As specialists, we are driven to help your CPG brand navigate the latest kinks in the supply chain and meet stringent retailer requirements. Our freight consolidation services are built to get your products in the hands of consumers in the fastest and most cost-efficient manner possible.
You can rely on FST to stay ahead of compliance changes for every major retailer. Our unmatched customer service levels and deep retailer knowledge make it possible to stress less about delivery performance. With owned assets and a brokerage arm, we can solve any situation and protect you from market swings. You’ll always get the right product to the right place, at the right time.
The difference between retail freight consolidation services and consolidation services is the relationship your third-party provider has with the retailer. Retail consolidation programs require consistent communication and collaboration to ensure the DC’s policies are followed.
FST’s freight consolidation services stand out because of our unique Point to Point Consolidation Network. Our freight consolidation services run with owned assets, giving you greater control of orders and protection from capacity swings.
Our full-service freight consolidation programs combine less-than-truckload (LTL) orders from multiple customers to create a single, lower-cost truckload delivery, thus avoiding traditional hub and spoke transportation models that increase touches and lead to higher claims and delays.