Five-Star Pool Point Shipping

Feb 26, 2022 | Retail Pool Distribution

No question about it: shipping can be time-consuming, complex, and expensive. If you’re looking to save time, worries, and money with your delivery needs, it’s worth the effort to learn about pool point shipping. 

What Is Pool Point Shipping? 

The idea behind pool point shipping is to save your company time and money, especially when you can’t fill up an entire truck. We start by sending your shipments to a regional “pool point,” a facility where all your packages are unloaded, tracked, and sorted. From the pool point, your deliveries are placed onto local trucks and sent to their final destination. 

Pool point shipping is an economical solution for companies that ship a lot, but not necessarily enough to fill a truck for each shipment. It tends to be less expensive—and often faster—than LTL or small parcel shipments. 

Service Express is a five-star pool point shipping company with distribution terminals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; and Richmond, Virginia. 

The Benefits of Pool Point Shipping

The biggest advantage to pool point shipping is that your packages take the cheapest route to their destination without losing delivery time or control over your shipments. If your business tends to deliver high-volume freight via LTL, pool distribution may be a better solution to lowering your transportation costs. 

Small, medium, or large companies can take advantage of pool point shipping. Along with faster transit times, you benefit from complete inventory visibility. And since the drive routes are optimized for efficiency, you can be confident that your deliveries are getting where they need to be, when they need to be there. 

Service Express partners with our clients to customize specific distribution strategies that meet their delivery goals.

Pool Point Shipping Is a Game Changer

You have a business to run and profits to earn, so it makes sense to rely on experienced professionals to handle your shipping needs. The team at Service Express is made up of industry professionals who have extensive experience and who are constantly learning and growing in their trucking knowledge and skills. 

Partnering with Service Express gives you better control over your shipping process. It can be a game changer for many businesses for many reasons, including:

• Adaptability to changes

• Competitive pricing

• Long-term relationships with a team you can trust

• Industry-leading security

• More efficient deliveries

In addition, pool point shipping offers a variety of options to meet your distribution needs, including: 

• Consolidation

• Dedicated routes

• Direct-to-store options

• Linehaul

• Retail store distribution

• Sort and seg

• Special services available upon request (such as disasters, expedited items, or trade shows)

Pool Point Shipping Security

Are your shipments safe when they’re pooled with other freight and transferred through a terminal? The answer to that is easy: Absolutely yes. 

All Service Express facilities make security their top priority. Our teams and technology maintain best-of-practice safety measures and are always looking for ways to make the system even better. Every Service Express pool point shipping facility contains:

• Indoor/outdoor camera surveillance

• Controlled access yards

• Fenced buildings

• Guard services, as needed

• Adequate trailer parking

• Highly secure locks on all vehicles

Who Uses Pool Point Shipping?

Service Express partners with customers from a variety of industries, including: 

  • Retail
  • Food and beverage
  • Consumer packaged goods
  • Automotive
  • Industrial products
  • Packaging materials

If you have questions about whether your industry can benefit from pool point shipping, our team would love to talk with you about it. When you contact us, our team will discuss your needs, shipping destinations, and freight volume to determine to decide if pool point shipping is right for you.

Pool point shipping works best when we’re able to build a trustworthy relationship with our customers. We genuinely care about the success of your business and the security of your deliveries, and we want Service Express to be your partner in shipping and distribution. Only when our customers succeed can we succeed.

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