Direct Ship vs. LCL
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?
With over 30 years experience as a wholesale grocery and foodservice distributor we understand the needs and challenges of our customers conducting business in the Caribbean. Our facility in Medley, Florida enables PDL to drop ship or deliver to any South Florida consolidator or freight forwarder. Logistical solutions are tailored to meet your business requirements. Should a direct ship program with our manufacture or producer partners be preferred, our ability to facilitate your order is viable.
Whilst still receiving added benefits of focused marketing solutions and improved dates on your product, the direct shipment method ensures maximum return on investment. Bypassing the distribution channel concept by avoiding any middlemen, ensuring both manufacturer and customer benefit from this relationship.
For the manufacturer, it reduces transportation and storage costs. For the customer, it reduces delivery time and the price of the product. However, if the minimum order quantities or full loads are too excessive for your market and current business model, we can assist with less than container loads for any stocked items.
LCL creates shorter order cycles and reduces wastage for those Caribbean Countries that cannot adhere to the large minimums sometimes imposed by manufacturers. With many smaller Caribbean territories combining their purchasing power, this allows for a wider SKU variety without the heavy minimums.
PDL International has identified the challenges faced by smaller territories. We bring forth the solution of coordinating product procurement and logistics based on your individual needs with combined volumes' collective strength.
Multi Temperature Warehouse
LOGISTICS AND PRODUCT SOURCING
Our warehouse operation is multi-temperature with ambient, frozen (-10), and chilled (30). Our temperature-controlled loading dock ensures product quality and integrity from the minute the product is in our care and our responsibility.
With our rapid order processing time to Miami-based freight forwarders, we guarantee that even the most sensitive produce, meat, and dairy arrives fresh.
Our direct buying from reputable suppliers and manufacturers can extend joint buying opportunities in full container loads by the pallet or mixed pallets from our Miami facility.
Our current logistics and product sourcing reach into the Americas, Europe, the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, and the Philippines.
If you are looking to buy products based on the variables of quality, services, traceability, and sustainability at competitive prices, we can assist you with your business goals.
Foreign Trade Zone Certification
More and more U.S. companies are using Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) to better manage their global supply chain costs.
PDF International has FTZ Certification, whereby manufacturers can benefit by saving on duties, merchandise processing fees, quotas, and more.
"Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) are secure areas under U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) supervision that are generally considered outside CBP territory upon activation. Located in or near CBP ports of entry, they are the United States' version of what is known internationally as free-trade zones".