Cross Docking Services

Austin and San Antonio cross docking allows you to streamline your business. It gives your suppliers a central place to send your products & parts, which our cross-docking facility then sorts, packs and delivers for you. It’s an ideal supply-and-demand solution that cuts costs and improves your efficiency across the board.

Many companies across Texas have benefited from using our Austin and San Antonio cross docking services because they can:

  • Decrease or eliminate need for storage space
  • Drastically reduce operating costs (no need for a facility, staff, or equipment)
  • Better match inventory to customer demands
  • Increase customer satisfaction
  • Reduce delivery times
  • Increase transportation efficiencies
  • Provide immediate staging for shipments

Cross docking services are quickly increasing in demand. In fact, according to a survey completed by The Cross-Docking Trends Report, there has been a 16.5% increase in the use of cross docking in the last three years. If you’re looking to reduce costs or increase efficiency at your business, it may be time to jump on the bandwagon.

Best Products for Cross-Docking

Cross-docking can work for all sorts of products or items. Some of the best-suited include:

  • Promotional items
  • Perishable items that require immediate shipment
  • Pre-packaged orders from another warehouse
  • Products that are pre-tagged (bar coded, RFID), pre-ticketed, and ready for sale
  • Products in constant demand (and storage offers no benefit)
  • Items not requiring quality inspections

Types of Cross-Docking

There are several types of cross docking services. The right one all depends on your business goals and the end result you’re looking for.

Here are a few of the cross docking services we offer:

Retail 

We receive products from various vendors and sort those for outbound shipping. They all ship together, directly to your retail store locations.

Transportation

This involves receiving shipments from a number of different carriers in the less-than-truckload (LTL) and small package industries. This is perfect if you don’t have high order volume.

Distributor

This is used when components from several sources are used to make a single product. All the pieces are sent inbound to us and put in a mixed product pallet for distribution.

Opportunistic

This is used in any warehouse to transfer a product from the receiving dock to fill a customer sales order right on the spot. It speeds up shipping time and cuts storage costs.

Manufacturing

This is the process of receiving purchased and inbound products that are required by manufacturing. We receive the products and then put together sub-assemblies for the production orders.

Our Services

Dependable Express offers lift gate services; shipping through UPS, FedEx, and USPS; same-day shipping; in-house contract carrier; advance shipping notices and GPS tracking.

Get Started Today

Are you ready to streamline your business, reduce your costs, and make your operations more efficient? Contact our team today about our Austin or San Antonio cross docking services. 

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