Direct-to-consumer business models have had a profound impact on the food industry. Unfortunately, many 3PL providers haven’t caught up. Whether you’re marketing a new subscription box or looking to add direct-to-consumer strategies to your business, you need a logistics and fulfillment partner ready to thrive in new and changing market conditions.

Birkby group has proudly delivered industry-leading food distribution services for suppliers, vendors, and customers across Western Canada for over a century. Today, our next-generation 3PL services offer complete, scalable logistics solutions for food and beverage clients looking to make an impact in the direct-to-consumer market—discover Birkby’s third-party logistics solutions for D2C businesses below.

Seamless Inventory Management

Although subscription boxes and other direct-to-consumer models aren’t new anymore, many 3PL providers still lack the necessary systems and tools to manage a direct-to-consumer supply chain. On the other hand, working with a 3PL provider who can seamlessly integrate their inventory and fulfillment systems with your business can help you fulfill orders quickly and create satisfied customers.

Birkby’s supply chain is powered by Routeique, an industry leader in cloud-based logistics, WMS and delivery management solutions. Our comprehensive, scalable platform has features tailored to the unique needs of direct-to-consumer food businesses, including:

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

Our strategically located Western Canadian facilities process over 10,000 orders each week, with fully optimized picking, packing, and shipping systems to ensure maximum efficiency. Birkby’s complete inventory management services provide our customers with everything they need to stay on top of their inventory, empowering them to grow their business while delighting their customers.

Getting It Where It Needs to Be

When it comes to the food and beverage industry, the Last Mile can make or break your business. This is especially true with direct-to-consumer business models; getting your product to your customer on time and in good condition is a must, but high costs and inefficient practices can dramatically impact your bottom line.

Birkby Food Service has over a century’s worth of proven experience in food distribution across Western Canada. As times have changed and business has evolved, so have we! Today, we proudly provide cutting-edge solutions to age-old distribution challenges, with the technology to keep your deliveries efficient down to the Last Mile. Routeique-powered route optimization and real-time tracking ensure fast deliveries and reduced costs anywhere in Western Canada. Our complete fulfillment systems are fully scalable to meet your business’ needs, with cross-docking, full or partial load, and other flexible distribution capabilities, allowing you to focus on satisfying customers, building your brand, and fostering growth for your business.

Complete 3PL Solutions

The right 3PL partner should help you grow, not hold you back! As your business expands and takes on new and exciting challenges, the right partner will bring innovative solutions to meet your logistics needs, helping to keep customers happy and loyal in a competitive marketplace.

Birkby’s data-driven mindset and lean operational principles allow us to provide service offerings that meet our clients’ needs today, with the scalability to prepare for tomorrow’s growth. Our comprehensive 3PL services include:

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

Does your business have unique requirements and challenges? We’re ready to help! Our experienced team of logistics specialists are here to help our clients find value-adding solutions to every challenge, ensuring your logistics is ready to drive revenue for your business.

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