A New Argument for Pool Distribution as More Specialty E-Retailers Set Up Shop

ALEX SAMPERA | March 12, 2019

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As consumer demand intensifies and changing shopping behaviors put pressure on the industry to adapt, retailers have continued to redesign their networks to keep up. When distributing high-volume retail goods, determining the right model is key. So what’s the quickest and most cost-effective way to keep fast-turning retail products moving from DC to store shelf? Although there are several strategies to consider, modern pool distribution is one of the most tried and true. In the years to come, store-level competition will grow, challenging specialty retailers to enhance the customer shopping experience—and the logistics processes that help keep store shelves stocked and replenished, as well as those that ensure merchandise arrives on-time, particularly during peak shopping seasons.

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