Increase retailer efficiency

  • Retailers receive fewer, precisely timed shipments
  • Shortening of delivery times and improving fill rates

Manage overall costs

  • Manpower is one of the most challenging costs to control, cross-docking reduces the number of people needed to manage inventory 
  • Transportation and distribution costs by consolidating shipments 

Increase product quality

  • Staging products (temporarily stocking goods while processing them before shipping), workers can inspect products for damages and reduce the number of damaged products shipped to customers, thus saving on returns and maintaining customer satisfaction

Minimize material handling

  • Minimizes the movement of goods around the warehouse, manually or automatically, due to sorting, storing, picking, and packing

Lower inventory costs

  • Inefficient inventory management ties up much-needed working capital
  • It costs money to store, manage, secure inventory, and money is lost when inventory gets spoiled or damaged
  • Cross-docking reduces the amount of inventory held over the long term

Reduce storage space

  • On average, businesses spend $6.53/ sq foot on warehouse space
  • Reducing storage space contributes to cost savings and the company’s carbon footprint