Whether companies are looking to save money, or develop well-rounded and efficient environmental or sustainable policies, using a groupage service can often be a topic of conversation for any business that moves goods. But what is it, and how can it be beneficial to your distribution services?
Groupage is a method of shipping whereby goods are consolidated to fill a trailer or shipping container. This is usually done through combining smaller consignments onto pallets and low volume pallet consignments to complete a full load. This system is perfect for any businesses wanting to move their goods quickly and efficiently.
There are a few circumstances where businesses might opt to deploy groupage services to dispatch goods.
Utilising groupage shipping reduces the businesses carbon footprints, lessening the strain on the environment, compared to individually transporting each item. With sustainability becoming more and more important for businesses, reducing carbon footprints through efficient delivery via a Groupage Service could hugely benefit you!
Gone are the days of paying for the cost of a full container for a few items; unlike other freight forwarding services, when a company utilises groupage shipping, the only cost involved will be for the space or weight of the items you are dispatching.
Groupage containers are usually carefully stacked to ensure full capacity, this means that the chances of goods moving around with the trajectory of bumps in the road, or rough seas, is significantly reduced. This would be especially useful for transporting fragile goods; there is nothing worse than dispatching an item in pristine condition, only to get a customer complaint about damage to the product upon receival.
During busy periods, warehouse storage space can become a headache for any business; luckily, groupage shipping gives distributors the flexibility to send or receive items in small quantities, meaning that the inventory can always be kept at its optimum levels.
At PTI Express, we work with our customers to explore the best options for them, so why not get in touch with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 01788 542500, or filling in our online enquiry form, and a member of our helpful team will be in contact with you shortly!