Retail Ready Service (RRP) at Draco
We can help get your product to market assembled, filled and ready for customers!
At Draco, we have the ability to assemble your floor displays, load them with product and have them staged for pickup as a finished product…ready for customers. Once delivered, all you need to do is move them on to the sales floor.
Contact us now to so we can help get your products to market in time for the Holiday Season!
Take a look at the new Draco 3PL…same reliable Draco, just a new look!
Draco 3PL welcomes the Verizon Indy car series to Indianapolis
The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s most famous and prestigious auto race. It has taken place annually since 1911 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway except for 1917-18 and 1942-45 during America’s participation in world wars.
“The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” covers 500 miles, 200 laps on the famous 2.5-mile oval. It currently is the marquee race on the schedule for the Verizon IndyCar Series, the premiere open-wheel racing series in North America.
The “500” is the world’s largest single-day spectator sporting event.
Draco 3PL can help reduce costs for our clients by offering product packaging here in our 100,000 square foot facilities. Integration of warehousing, packaging, pick and pack, order fulfillment and distribution within one facility provides several key benefits:
1) Overall cost reductions
2) Fewer touches by vendors
3) Lowering Freight costs
4) One vendor, One contact
Draco LLC, located in Indianapolis, Indiana offers efficient automated and manual E- Commerce pick and pack service as well as fulfillment and distribution for our clients that specialize in E – Commerce sales.
Our multiple checkpoint process ensures that products are picked efficiently and correctly before being distributed worldwide.
Ever wonder how some products make it to their destination in record time? Better yet, what about the ones that arrive on time and don’t cost an arm and a leg? The Hail Mary strategies behind logistics and supply chain can vary from business to business, but often enough for retail, a major way to lower cost and raise efficiency is through a process called “cross docking”.
Let’s talk about this. More importantly, let’s discuss how it works and how your company could benefit by implementing this logistics strategy.
Cross docking is a logistics strategy where products from a supplier or manufacturer are distributed directly to a customer or retail chain transport with little to no handling time and storage. Think of cross docking as a transaction. On one end is the carrier of the product or in this case a cashier. On the other lies the recipient or retail chain that easily receives the goods without having to wait endlessly and pay for large amounts of warehouse space. Below is an image of how this process works.
Another way to think of cross docking is the wheel of a bicycle. The hub is the supplier of the goods and the spokes are the various retailers that are pulling their goods from the one supplier. This creates balance and efficiency and deletes the need for large warehouses and many distribution centers.
What are some other benefits of cross docking?
- Lower warehouse and storage costs
- Efficient supply loads
- Lower transportation costs
What about disadvantages?
- Need for technology to time and manage shipments
- Need for large fleet of trucks
- Better fit for major retailers and not small business
Within cross docking lies many tactics in how to make it all work to your benefit. If you are a retailer that sells various types of goods, cross docking can use “consolidation” which would take small shipments and compile them into one large transport. Another tactic is when a major retailer that needs to distribute a large amount of product to various stores, but orders the supply in one large bulk. You can “deconsolidate”, which would allow this large bulk of supply to be fed into many trucks at one time, thus lowering the amount of stops that would have to be made by the supplier.
In the end, cross docking is a logistical method that calls for perfect timing and procedure but reaps the benefits of lowering overhead costs and streamlining turn around time. What does this mean for you? Well, it could boost your bottom line and shorten lead-time. For your customers it could mean lower retail prices, always-stocked shelves, and shipments being on time. Overall, if your company’s warehousing, transport or distribution costs are too high or being placed completely on your plate, consider investing in a 3PL service that can help you implement a cross-dock strategy.
3PL or third party logistics is often a mysterious field and service for new companies and entrepreneurs. Here at Draco, we want to share the knowledge and amazing benefits that having a warehousing and logistics service can give to your business. This article will focus on ten reasons why our warehousing services can allow you to let go of the “logistics” of your company and refocus on what you do best.
Our company has a highly efficient and affordable transportation service through our network of resources that ensures your products arrive on time and to their desired location.
We use state of the art technology and communication that can allow your product to distribute accurately both on time and in the right amount to your retailers.
3.Release In-House Burdens
No longer will your company have to worry about hiring employees to handle the holiday season rush or fulfill your orders. This will give back crucial time to your company by taking away the hiring process for your warehouse stock.
Our facility is very secure and insured which ensures the safety of your product. We also hire reputable employees that are trustworthy and take pride in their job.
5.Invisible Helping Hand
Our services will remain invisible to your customers; yet will still help you achieve your storage, fulfillment and distribution goals.
As said before, by hiring a 3PL service, your overhead costs of maintaining a personal warehouse and staff will be eliminated.
In owning your own warehouse with its own staff, if business is slow, the pay remains the same. At Draco, we use flexible rates.
8.Better Customer Service
Having more resources and time on your hands will allow you to focus on your customers and providing them quality products and communication. We also will meet your customer’s needs keeping them satisfied.
It can get very expensive to keep up with warehousing technology and keeping up with larger retailers and companies. We constantly update and train on new technologies relieving the time and financial burden of doing it on your own.
We are experts in warehousing, distribution, fulfillment, and logistics. We understand that our clients are experts in their industries as well, and that is where we believe a company’s focus should be. There will no longer be a worry about whether your warehousing staff is meeting your needs because this is our expertise, and we will ensure your warehouse success.
At the end of the business day, it is important to reflect and understand your company goals and what you want to achieve. At Draco, we want more than anything for our clients to succeed because it ensures that our business will stay alive. Working with us is a collaborative relationship, and together we can make sure each of these benefits will occur within your business.