Whether you’re looking to start a new subscription box business or add a direct-to-consumer strategy to your existing model, you need a logistics and fulfillment platform that will get your products where they need to be. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. Dedicated market research, relationship-building with suppliers, launching and marketing your offering; none of it means anything if your product doesn’t reach your customer. As your business grows, you’ll find that your fulfillment and shipping needs will also expand.

A third-party logistics (3PL) provider can help your business meet your customers’ demand by providing a rock-solid supply chain to handle the fulfillment and distribution of your subscription box. However, not all 3PLs are created equal; businesses relying on 3PL providers need to ensure they have the knowledge, experience, and tools to support their business goals.

Since 1918, Birkby Food Service has provided industry-leading food distribution across Western Canada. Today, our turnkey 3PL services offer complete, scalable logistics solutions for our clients in the food and beverage industry, allowing them to focus on crafting quality products, delighting customers, and fostering growth.

Learn more about Birkby’s third-party logistics solutions for subscription boxes below.

Start-to-Finish Inventory Management

Subscription boxes and other direct-to-consumer services aren’t new. Nonetheless, many 3PL providers still lack the necessary systems to manage a direct-to-consumer supply chain effectively. These issues often start at the top, with many providers unable to seamlessly integrate their inventory and fulfillment systems with their customers’ business.

Birkby’s supply chain is powered by Routeique, an industry leader in cloud-based logistics and delivery management software. Our complete, scalable logistics platform is designed to meet the needs of subscription box businesses, with features including:

  • Integration with all major eCommerce platforms.
  • Real-time inventory visibility.
  • Automated order fulfillment and inventory management.
  • Integrated damages and expiry reporting.

Our multiple facilities across Western Canada process over 10,000 orders each week, with comprehensive systems to ensure every order is picked, packed, and sent out efficiently. Partnering with Birkby gives you access to a complete supply chain and fulfillment system to bring your products to market.

Efficient Distribution & Delivery

The Last Mile is one of the most critical steps in any operation’s supply chain. Getting your products to your customer on-time and in good condition is a must, but inefficient delivery and unexpected costs can quickly lead to lost business and stifled growth.

Since 1918, Birkby Food Service has over a century worth of proven experience in distribution across Western Canada. Today, we’re proud to offer cutting-edge solutions to keep distribution efficient down to the Last Mile. Route optimization and real-time tracking powered by Routeique ensure fast deliveries and minimized costs anywhere in Western Canada. With cross-docking, full or partial load, and other flexible distribution capabilities, our fulfillment systems are fully scalable to meet your business’ needs, allowing you to focus on delighting customers, building your brand, and cultivating growth.

Support for Every Step

As your business grows, new opportunities will inevitably arise; your 3PL provider shouldn’t hold you back! The right logistics partner will be ready to grow with you, finding innovative solutions to meet your logistics needs, keeping your customers satisfied in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

At Birkby, our data-driven mindset and lean operational principles allow us to build 3PL service offerings that meet our clients’ needs today, with the scalability to ensure tomorrow’s success.

Our comprehensive 3PL services include:

  • Data-driven performance insights for every part of the supply chain.
  • Branded packaging, labels, and marketing for unique delivery experiences.
  • Dedicated fulfillment and service support teams to keep your customers happy.
  • And much, much more!

Does your business have unique requirements? Ask us; we’re here to help! Our experienced team of logistics specialists are here to help our clients find value-adding solutions to every challenge, ensuring every aspect of your supply chain is ready to drive revenue for your business.

Looking for a 3PL Provider for Your Subscription Box Business?

Contact us today to learn more about Birkby’s comprehensive 3PL solutions.