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Shipping Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs)

Shipping Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs)

FreightCenter is your trusted partner for seamless logistics in the fast-moving consumer goods industry. We ensure efficient shipping, reliable packaging, and adaptability to changing consumer needs.

Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) are products that are sold quickly at relatively low costs. These goods, also known as consumer packaged goods, have a short shelf life due to high consumer demand or perishable nature. Some examples of fast-moving consumer goods include milk, gum, fruit and vegetables, toilet paper, soda, beer, and over-the-counter drugs. Shipping FMCGs requires efficient logistics services and careful consideration of packaging and transportation methods. However, FMCG companies face challenges adapting to changing consumer behavior and catering to a diverse demographic. In this post, we will explore the nature of fast-moving consumer goods, their shipping requirements, the cost involved, and the challenges faced by the industry.

How to Ship Fast-Moving Consumer Goods

Shipping fast-moving consumer goods requires speed and efficient logistics services due to their fast-moving nature. Most FMCG shipments are handled in a palletized form, allowing for easier handling and transportation. Cross-docking services, which involve rearranging objects to speed up work, are popular for fast-moving goods. The routes, storage, and handling methods are decided based on the type of product being shipped. Factors such as the mode of transport and frequency, whether standard or expedited, are also considered to create an effective shipping strategy for each company.

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Shipping Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs)

At FreightCenter, we understand the urgency and precision required when shipping fast-moving consumer goods. Choose us because we offer unmatched reliability, speed, and expertise to ensure your FMCG shipments arrive on time, every time. With our extensive network, cutting-edge technology, and dedicated customer support, we deliver success to your doorstep. Trust FreightCenter for seamless FMCG logistics.

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Cost of Shipping Fast-Moving Consumer Goods

Packaging is crucial in the fast-moving consumer goods industry to ensure product integrity and efficient distribution. Logistics and distribution systems often require secondary and tertiary packaging to increase efficiency. Manufacturers spend a significant amount, approximately over $150 billion annually, on product packaging. The cost of packaging is usually calculated as a percentage of the total selling price, which can vary greatly. On average, the cost of packaging ranges from 1.4 percent to 40 percent, with approximately $1 spent on packaging for every $11 spent overall.

Challenges Faced

Fast-moving consumer goods brands, convenience stores, and grocery chains face the challenge of adapting to rapidly changing consumer behavior. Some major brands have started ghost stores optimized for delivery orders to meet the increasing demand for online shopping. With numerous ordering platforms and delivery partners available, managing orders and menus becomes complex. Each platform may require manual management of updates, which can be time-consuming and prone to errors. Outdated inventory data can also lead to offering unavailable items for sale, resulting in canceled orders and a negative customer experience.

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LTL shipping involves combining multiple small shipments from different customers onto one truck, allowing each customer to share the shipment cost. Trust the experts at FreightCenter to give you the best prices and the most comprehensive options for all your LTL freight shipping needs.

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Truckload shipping, also known as full truckload (FTL), is a transportation option for freight that requires the entire trucks trailer space. Unlike LTL shipping, FTL shipping is reserved for larger commodities that exceed LTL weight and size limits, typically weighing more than 20,000 pounds or having dimensions that exceed 12 feet in length, 8 feet in width, and 8 feet in height. We deliver optimized solutions for full or partial truckloads and competitive dry van, flatbed, and refrigerated freight pricing. We can cover your full truckload shipping needs.

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Nationwide Expedited Trucking services move your freight securely and rapidly. Your freight requires fast delivery; our freight shipping experts can get your shipment fast, whether in one large box or a full truckload. Expedited shipping is a transportation option that prioritizes the speed of delivery for freight that needs to be shipped quickly.

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Specialized is a transportation option for items that require specialized handling, equipment, or shipping conditions. The most reliable Specialized Freight Services rates from all the top carriers are just a few steps away. From white glove service to international shipping, we've got you covered.

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