Retail

Link to a supply chain that delivers the goods and a competitive advantage. 

The retail industry is demanding and competitive. Expeditors’ global logistics solutions are designed to help you meet those challenges while achieving your goals across sales channels.  We help a wide range of retail brands to improve their supply chain through an established process beginning with assessing current programs, we work to identify where opportunities for efficiency or cost reduction exist.  Then, utilizing best practices learned from extensive experience across retail sectors, our global scale and network, and industry-leading technologies, custom-tailored retail logistics solutions are built to optimize inventory, lead times, and shipping costs.

 

 

Our Customers

Beauty and Personal Care

Making you look good

Whether a global cosmetics brand or a trending DTC startup, Expeditors has the tools and knowledge to support your needs.  With our advanced technology, compliance acumen, and logistics expertise, Expeditors is an established market-leader in providing supply chain solutions to many of the leading brands in cosmetics, beauty, and personal care.

Home Improvement

Tools and flexible solutions to succeed

With so many different products required for a project, having the necessary SKU’s stocked and available is critical for your customers.  Our global network of locations will support flexible transportation needs wherever production occurs.  And Expeditors single-platform can provide visibility to everything in your supply chain, including ensuring your vendors are shipping on-time and shipments are cleared and delivered without delay.

Fitness

The experience and capabilities that are right for your team

Running a marathon, playing a round of golf, or a home workout each demands the right equipment for your customers and Expeditor’ experience ensures it is in the store or on their doorstep ready for the next workout or event.  Expeditors is the logistics provider of choice for many of the established sportswear and athletic equipment retailers and several innovative connected-fitness brands.  The global scale of Expeditors’ network and flexible supply chain solutions provides service capabilities wherever needed that meet the demands of your active customers.

Our Services

  • Pre-shipment purchase order and vendor management
  • International transportation, including direct-to-store
  • Store replenishment and direct-to-consumer fulfillment
  • Upstream Fulfillment and international distribution
  • Merchandise value-add services, including labeling, tagging, and quality control
  • Customs and trade compliance, including HTS classification, First Sale, and Duty Drawback
  • Duty mitigation programs, including Free Trade Zone (FTZ) warehousing
  • Time-critical programs for samples, new product launches, and press shoots
  • Returns logistics, including receipt, disposition, shipping, and disposal
  • Fixtures and display solutions for store expansion, remodels, or closures

 

Case Study: Bose Fixtures and Displays

When faced with several large projects for outfitting displays inside multiple large, national warehouse retailers, Bose needed the support of a provider that has the network, resources, and expertise to manage projects varying in size, the flexibility to work around store hours for deliveries, and capabilities for value-added services as necessary.

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Turn Opportunities Into Wins

We serve a wide range of retailers and brands first by assessing current programs to see where opportunities exist. Then we introduce best practices, greater efficiencies, current analytics, and creative solutions that can optimize inventory, reduce shipping costs, and streamline administration—all to help you get a step ahead of the competition. And stay there.

Carrier Allocation & Retail

The development of Carrier Allocation began when the largest U.S. retailer was looking for ways to improve their performance of their contracted ocean carriers in meeting expected booking commitments. Learn more about how Carrier Allocation and Retail work together to provide solutions, create full visibility, and offer flexibility to customers. 

 

Retail and Living Model

Our retail customers rely on our experience and creativity to model solutions that raise the performance of their supply chain network. By using our Living Model service, a digital twin technology, retailers can identify, model, and measure emerging opportunities of the best vantage point for their supply chain action.

When combining the retail industry with the Living Model, Expeditors raises retail companies' analytic capabilities to new levels, allows retailers to monitor their supply chain performance, and offers you the advantage to redesign your supply chain in a risk-free way. Learn how retail customers are using the Living Model to redesign their retail supply chain.

Global Transcon Retail Services

For over 40 years, Expeditors has managed supply chains for retailers and brands worldwide. Expeditors specializes in performing value-added, white glove, and time definite services to ensure merchandise is picked up, handled securely, and delivered on time. These services, in addition to domestic air, ocean, and rail shipments, as well as cross-border ground transportation are what we call Transcon. 

Learn more about our Transcon and Retail services here

Podcast

Ocean: LCL Consolidation & How Retail Stays Afloat

Less than Container Load (LCL) consolidation has been gaining a lot of traction lately as a way to continue the movement of goods while the ocean market faces container shortages, events impacting global trade like the Suez Canal blockage, and overall strain on supply chains. Expeditors' Manager of LCL and Network Planning Brian Murphy expands on LCL, while Director of Retail Vertical Bryan Ransford shares how the retail industry is using LCL to adjust to trends changing their products and access to end customers.