Retail/General Merchandise

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Meet Your Customers’ Demands With Timely Retail Shipping

Your job is to keep your shelves full for your customers so they can find what they're looking for at a time that's convenient for them. After all, if you don't, they'll just find what they're looking for somewhere else.

If your current carrier can't keep up or deliver on time for your needs, it looks bad on you.

Keep your shelves full and your customers happy with Anderson Trucking Service (ATS) in your retail shipping network. With decades of experience in every stage of the retail supply chain, we'll help you meet your customers' needs with:

  • Consistent up-to-the-minute delivery windows
  • Dedicated shipping options
  • Thousands of company-owned tractors and trailers to meet your emergency shipping, irregular, on/off and seasonal retail shipping needs
  • Flexible retail shipping for your fixtures and end caps to your finished products
  • Extra capacity for your remodel and new product display rollouts
  • Drop-trailer capability for loading and unloading on your schedule
  • Seamless incorporation with your tracking and inventory management systems
  • Extensive import shipping services
  • Multi-stop less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping


Optimize Your Retail Supply Chain!

Download this guide to properly manage your transportation supply chain and get clear next steps toward:

  • Developing a transportation network you can rely on
  • Aligning your goals with each transportation provider's capabilities
  • Maximizing your transportation dollars, processes and relationships

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So In The Know — It’s Like You’re Driving the Truck

If your customers can't find the product they're looking for, they oftentimes ask when you're expecting more. Are you able to answer that question for them? If not, it's time to evaluate your transportation provider and how they're fulfilling your needs.

Never be left guessing when you can expect your urgent inventories to arrive. With ATS, you’ll have 24/7 access to our wide array of technology services, including our Customer Portal, providing you insight into where your freight is and when you can expect it to arrive.

Retail Shipping That Fits Into Your Schedule

Avoid surprises and slowdowns caused by your retail shipping provider. Know when to expect your inventories to arrive with up-to-the-minute delivery windows and real-time tracking. When you want to work with someone who knows your business and keeps your supply chain moving, look to ATS.
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Have Questions About Retail Shipping?
We've Got Answers.

Whether you're managing fixture updates or shipping general merchandise, it's vital that your inventories get shipped damage-free and on time to avoid delays. What factors do you need to look for in order to keep your customers happy? Here are some of the most common questions we get about retail shipping to help you decide.

Retail and General Merchandise Transportation: 4 Things to Prioritize

With so many things to keep in mind and priorities to juggle, it's not uncommon for issues to occur in retail supply chains. Avoid them by prioritizing these four tactics. 

How to Ensure Your Next Retail Fixture Shipping Project Is a Success

Why is retail fixture shipping in demand right now, and how can you ensure your next multi-stop fixture project is a success? Gain all of the insights you need to know.

What is Multi-Stop Truckload Shipping?

Multi-stop freight shipping, when properly used, is a great tool for shippers who need to distribute freight to many customers along a central route. How does it work and when should you use it?

What is White-Glove Service?

White-glove services are an essential piece of the freight shipping world but who are they best for and how do they impact pricing? How can white-glove deliveries impact your supply chain?

Got Other Questions?

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Learn More About Retail & General Merchandise Shipping

Grow your retail shipping knowledge by getting answers to the most commonly asked questions. Visit our Learning Hub to read the latest insights from our retail shipping experts.