While businesses meticulously plan their fulfillment strategy, last-minute changes or unexpected orders come up from time to time. And those changes happen in sprawling cities and small towns alike. A nationally scalable hot shot logistics service provides businesses across industries the nimbleness needed to fulfill orders in any market without an LTL truck.
Use a single, streamlined process
No need to manage dozens of hot shot couriers nationwide. When coordinating one-off or express deliveries, a streamlined system allows businesses to move at a faster pace and to cut time negotiating with different companies from market to market.
Cover any store or warehouse
With distribution centers, retail partners, and storefronts in every corner of the country, businesses need a hot shot delivery courier that can service them all.Our hot shot courier services can seamlessly tackle it all. We have reverse logistics and inventory rebalancing capabilities to eliminate those restocking headaches in stores or warehouses. That way if you need hot shot shipping in Phoenix or Poughkeepsie, you’re covered.
Scale one-day and hot shot delivery
Being able to nimbly move inventory within hours proves to be essential when launching same-day delivery to a customer or between stores.A hot shot courier helps goods get there ASAP — and you’re losing potential sales until you do.
Expand your hot shot transport radius
Some hot shot services are really just courier services with all the usual restrictions on a geographic radius or mileage range, standard business hours or hefty surcharges for one-day delivery. Express shipping goes beyond a 10-mile radius, and your hot shot company should too.
With over 120,000 drivers nationwide, Roadie offers same-day delivery up to 70 miles in a number of markets. Most of the time, our driver network can deliver product within hours from stores or warehouses.
Express delivery for one-off inventory
You could be a regional retailer, an enterprise beverage company, or a national automotive repair shop — but if you don’t address unexpected out-of-stock items quickly enough, the entire system slows down. And that means a loss in sales. Use hot shot companies when you have:
Booking and waiting for a LTL truck takes 24-48 hours. When you need to restock or move product now, a hot shot driver will pick up and deliver it in a couple hours. Time is money, and we’re going to help you save both.
Don’t sign a contract with volume commitments and tricky rate structures. Roadie is the ideal partner for fast-growing companies who don’t know what their volumes or peak needs might look like.
Cost savings and efficiency
Roadie Drivers aren’t making dozens of other stops before completing your delivery, so it’s going to get there faster and more directly than it would with corporate delivery companies or couriers.
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Company A national beverage company that distributes its merchandise to thousands of restaurants, retail partners, and gas stations nationwide. Their partner businesses often request single pallets or a handful of cases when beverages are out of stock.
Challenge Many of the beverage company’s retail and restaurant distribution partners sometimes find themselves out-of-stock on their most popular drinks before the next monthly delivery. However, most of these partners have the capacity to sell more beverages before the next restock.
To quickly restock and efficiently move product, this national beverage company wants to find a sustainable, cost-effective way to quickly move a small volume of inventory to multiple locations. These multi-stop routes need to happen before its usual monthly distribution run, and renting a LTL truck for couple pallets costs too much money and time.
Solution Rather than renting a LTL truck or paying rushed local courier fees, this national beverage company wants to find a hot shot carrier that has the speed and scalability to deliver items across all markets. Cross-industry businesses partner with Roadie for express shipping as many of its Drivers are already heading that way and can deliver items point-to-point for less.
Additionally, a nationally scalable delivery service saves retailers from working with dozens of local couriers and spending millions to build a fleet of their own. Custom integrations allow businesses to connect existing order delivery systems with Roadie’s delivery infrastructure. As a result, this national beverage company — or any company needing hot shot services— can flexibly send product within in hours to any location in big or small cities.