If you want to truly understand the benefits our Company can provide with its 15 and growing distribution centers bring to the table, you need look no further than our impressive and growing list of Stand Up Paddle Boards clients. Let’s face it, these boards are long, heavy, and fairly fragile in caparison to a fork lift. So instead of braving the long multi-cross dock freight runs cross country, we have made set up a SUP distribution network using multiple warehouses on either coast. In these select market warehouses, we can then receive, warehouse, cross pack, and fulfill orders for the industry via small parcel and freight, although the lions share goes out freight.
Making use of our bi-coastal 15 warehouse locations we can reduce the handling of the boards, reduce the transit times, reduce damages associated with long transits, and in almost all cases greatly reduce the overall cost of getting these great products to market. Another outdoor retailer equipment market that I feel we are going to greatly benefit is the Kayak market. We received a marked uptick in interest from many of the Kayak Manufacturers at the show, and I feel it is only a matter of time before they start using select opposite coast warehouse locations within our network to greatly reduce their cost of getting boats to market. We have also been approached by more than a few kayak manufacturers whom have outgrown their domestic manufacturer’s ability to fulfill and ship their orders so we are beginning to offer them flex seasonal fulfillment closer to their end customers with our very scalable and robust infrastructure.
Over all this is one of the most exciting trade shows of the year we attend and we see no end in sight to the benefits we can bring to the heavier equipment (SUP, Kayak, and outdoor furniture industries) and nutrition/ supplement vendors that focus on the outdoor industry. We are proud to be growing in this industry and excited about the products that come out of it.
Please let us know if we can be of assistance to your company and its distribution needs now or in the future, we would be excited to work with you. Currently we can receive, de-vanning, warehousing, cross packing and fulfilling orders via small parcel and freight out of first in class warehouse locations in Seattle WA., Portland OR., Oakland CA., Los Angeles, CA, Phoenix AZ. Houston, TX, Laredo TX., Saint Louis, MO., Chicago, IL., Syracuse, NY., Columbus, OH., Atlanta, GA., and Miami FL. With all these distribution options you owe it to yourself to give us a call and let us put a proposal together for you!
We hope to see you at the next Outdoor Retailer show and thank you for all the opportunities this year, it has been amazing!