Reduce the costs of warehouse services by 50% and increase the speed of cargo turnover with the help of cross-docking.


A cross docking strategy is not right for every retailer or every product. Products that are typically the best fit for cross docking share the following characteristics:

- Have SKUs with strong, predictable demand, such as popular items, household staple items, and promotion items linked to advertising blitzes.

- Have supply sources that can provide the right product, in the right volumes, at precisely the right time.

- Receive products in "store shelf ready" condition, with the proper labels and ticketing.

Cross-docking service is launched at the DiFreight Warehouse in NJ
DiFreight's cross-docking expertise and experience delivers substantial economic benefits to our retail and manufacturing clients, including:

REDUCE DISTRIBUTION COSTS. By more than 50% on the items being cross docked.

REDUCE FACILITY OPERATING COSTS. Cross dock facilities simply cost less to operate than full-fledged distribution centers.

REDUCE INVENTORY. When the volume and timing of supply can be managed to precisely match demand, the need for large safety stocks is eliminated.

REDUCE TRANSPORTATION COSTS. Transport mode shifts from high-cost LTL to consolidated truckload shipments that get there faster.

INCREASE RETAILER EFFICIENCY. Retailers receive fewer, precisely timed shipments, requiring fewer dock doors and receiving staff.
Increasing the speed of delivery of goods to the client, thanks to a well-coordinated system of organization and manageability of all processes.
Managers and employees of the company control the cargo of each client from boxing to pallets. Each box is important and is an integral part of the main consignment.
An optimized supply chain increases customer loyalty and the number of follow-up orders for your business.

We do our best to facilitate the work of the client in order to save him from the difficulties that may arise in the independent management of logistics processes.
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What is cross-docking?
Cross-docking is the process of receiving and shipping goods and cargo directly, without placing them in a long-term storage area. The service includes transshipment of goods from one machine to another, consolidation of cargo or distribution of goods across several machines.
For whom is cross-docking logistics relevant?
For those who work with perishable goods, goods of wide consumption and high demand. This service is beneficial for network companies that receive large batches of products intended for numerous customers. Cross-docking services allow you to avoid huge costs for maintaining the warehouse and staff wages. The goods are received, sorted, packed if necessary, shipped and sent to destinations. All this happens within a few hours. You pay for the service, and the company assumes all costs related to the above operations.
Stages of the cross-docking service
  • One or more suppliers sends goods to the cross-docking warehouse;
  • With one-stage cross-docking, the goods are shipped to another vehicle for further delivery;
  • With two-stage cross-docking, further consolidation is possible (products from another supplier are added to the product) or deconsolidation (cargo from different suppliers is packed separately);
  • Cargoes are distributed according to vehicles suitable for the transportation of this type of products;
  • The product is delivered to the final customer.

Standard terms are from 1 hour to 24 hours, depending on the volume of cargo and the number of operations with it.

You can also order cargo transportation to the warehouse, delivery to sales points and other logistics services.
What are the types of cross-docking?
There are two types of cross-docking:
  • One-stage, when, after passing through the dock, the entire cargo remains a separate order;
  • Two-stage, in which the cargo is divided into several batches and only later goes to one or different recipient.
How to calculate the cost of cross-docking services?
As a rule, each cross-docking service is paid for at a certain rate. The cost also depends on the weight and volume of the cargo, its characteristics (yes, cross-docking of fragile goods can be more expensive). To receive a full calculation services for a specific cargo, contact the logistics provider.
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