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Direct Versus Indirect Distribution

When the time comes for business expansion one of the first questions many will have is whether goods should be shipped via direct versus indirect distribution channels? If for some this is the first time hearing either of these terms, consulting with R+L Global Logistics can help explain how it all works.

Business startups and even well established firms can benefit from the consulting services provided by R+L Global Logistics. It can be a tough call trying to figure out if your finished product needs to be shipped direct versus indirect distribution channels.

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Our professional team is well versed in all aspects of a product distribution strategy and is able to help companies be more effective in the process.

Let’s take a closer look at direct versus indirect distribution channels and how either method can assist in delivery to a retail store or the doorstep of the final consumer.

The Difference Between Direct Versus Indirect Distribution Channels

So exactly what is direct versus indirect distribution channels when it comes to freight shipment? The two terms are really straightforward in explanation.

DIRECT DISTRIBUTION

Direct Distribution is direct to the customer from the warehouse or production floor. Typically, direct distribution channels involve fulfillment of an online order or the manufacturer is also selling directly to consumers via a retail space or order fulfillment.

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INDIRECT DISTRIBUTION

Indirect Distribution occurs when goods are shipped to a third party either a wholesaler or retailer who then handles distribution management. This indirect channel can be effective for some who do not want the responsibility of dealing with sales to the final customer.

The two distribution channels are a bit different in nature, however each has a targeted market. The consultants with R+L Global Logistics can assist with weighing the options of both channels to discover which is best for each shipper. Every company is different so the requirements for the product distribution strategy will vary to fit their specific needs. Our team of consultants will work closely with each company to provide recommendations aimed at easing the stress and make heads or tails of direct versus indirect distribution channels.

Consulting with R+L Global Logistics Makes a Difference

The overall supply chain can be challenging to navigate, especially if the company is new and overwhelmed by growth or looking to expand. The various elements of direct versus indirect distribution channels can be tricky regardless if it’s a small business or a national wholesaler. R+L Global Logistics offers consulting services to fit a variety of needs.

A consultation with R+L Global Logistics will be the perfect solution to get your goods in place either by direct distribution or an indirect channel. Whether your firm needs help narrowing down the right method to transport goods, or the process is overwhelming, discuss it with our team of consulting experts to find the right fit. Consultants are able to work with startups, businesses that are expanding and large corporations. Even if you are unsure of where to start, reach out to a consultant with R+L Global Logistics to discuss recommendations that are designed to boost profit margins.

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Additionally, R+L Global Logistics has access to a full lineup of other trusted services to make wholesale distribution seamless from pickup to delivery.

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When companies contract consulting services through R+L Global Logistics, they gain access to a vast amount of expertise in the industry. Since we are a family-owned business, we can adjust to meet the requests of those using direct versus indirect distribution channels to get their goods from the warehouse to the customer. Let our team know what issues you are facing and get some advice that will help make a difference in the distribution of your goods.

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