Online customers are increasingly buying more food, groceries, and beverages online to be delivered straight to their homes. These developments have meant more opportunities for e-commerce businesses and consumers, but food and beverage e-commerce fulfillment has specific challenges.
The Rise of Online Food and Beverage Deliveries
Grocery and Meal Kit Subscription Boxes
Grocery and meal kit subscription boxes are increasingly popular services. These services deliver a variety of fresh and pre-packaged foods, condiments, and drinks to subscribers on a regular basis. Customers expect to receive their subscription boxes on the scheduled delivery date, and they expect the items inside to be safely packaged and stored, so they arrive in good condition.
Temperature-controlled fulfillment facilities assist Global Docks in stocking your food inventory and keeping items fresh before packing and delivery. We also have access to unique packing materials, such as cold gel packs, to keep items cool during shipment.
Online Alcohol Sales
Customers also use online alcohol delivery services to try a range of unique wines and cocktails at home. When packing and shipping alcohol, unique logistical concerns arise. Global Docks warehouse staff know the best way to package fragile alcohol bottles to ensure the bottles do not break or move during transit. Proper labels are also affixed to the packages that indicate which direction the box should stand before being opened.
Excellent Inventory Management
With real-time inventory visibility, Global Docks allows retailers and warehouse staff to track stocked items as well as item locations and expiration dates. You can easily view and manage your inventory at any time.
When outsourcing food and beverage e-commerce fulfillment with an experienced 3PL company, that company should hold a certificate of FDA Registration. An FDA-registered warehouse is a fulfillment center registered with the FDA to store food, beverages, medication, and other goods the FDA regulates.
Immediate Order Processing
Global Docks uses the best technology to receive all orders from your website as soon as possible. We use our proprietary warehouse management system (WMS) to manage orders efficiently.
Our WMS is linked with an application programming interface (API) to your online store. This allows us to receive orders as soon as possible and start picking and packing immediately.
Swift Shipping Services
Food and beverage e-commerce fulfillment requires reliable shipping and delivery services to ensure that orders reach customers promptly and safely. Our high-volume shipping accounts help you get the best FedEx, USPS, and UPS postage rates for your products, even when using fast services like 2-day shipping.
Global Docks has several warehouses, allowing you to reach customers in certain zones faster than shipping all orders from one location.
At Global Docks, we can help you provide your customers with the excellent delivery services they expect.