Learn about retail logistics including retail supply chain and retail compliance

To help overcome your retail logistics obstacles, we offer seamless transportation solutions — from pick-up to final delivery

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Retail Shipping Solutions:
Navigating OTIF, Omni-Channel and More

Is getting products to retailers and customers on time and damage free important to your success? Do your shipments require end-to-end visibility, precise delivery times and careful coordination? 

In today’s retail market, it’s more important than ever to develop strong relationships with logistics providers. Tightening delivery windows and omni-channel trends are just a few of the factors impacting shippers in the retail and consumer goods industry. And the landscape is continually evolving to meet consumers’ needs. Keep your business on track with ArcBest® retail logistics solutions.

Our Retail Logistics Services

ArcBest® offers supply chain solutions that help retail shippers overcome their logistics challenges. These can be used for everyday shipments, roll-outs, product recalls, and orders with special delivery requirements. Our services include:

  • Ground, air and ocean transportation
  • Time-critical shipping options
  • Product launch services
  • Compliance planning
  • Final-mile delivery
  • Warehousing


Why Should You Use ArcBest for Your Retail Shipments?

Whether you’re shipping Direct-to-Store or Direct-to-Consumer, ArcBest has the knowledge and capability to help the process go smoothly. With our retail solutions, you can experience:


Reduced Costs

Many supply chains have opportunities for reducing costs, and we can explore those options to develop a plan that fits your needs. And with our vendor compliance program, we can help improve your vendor scorecard and reduce the number of chargebacks you receive.

Better Relationships              

Understanding retailers’ requirements and meeting the guidelines they set is good for business. Not only will you be able to avoid financial penalties for non-compliance, but you’ll also stay competitive. If your products don’t make it on the shelves, you miss out on potential sales.

Increased Visibility                    

Keeping shipments on track is a major priority. That’s why we provide end-to-end oversight for all retail shipments. With in-transit monitoring to identify insufficient lead time and dedicated support staff to monitor freight, we can react to issues in real time and ensure deliveries happen as planned.

Safer Handling 

Did you know ArcBest LTL carrier ABF Freight® is a 7x ATA President’s Trophy for Safety recipient? With our high standard for excellence and security, you can rest assured that shipments are handled with the utmost care.

See How We Can Help

We’re ready to help you find the best options for your business. Contact our Retail Solutions Team for a complimentary analysis of your retail shipping needs.