Wholesale Fulfillment

Our wholesale fulfillment services make sure you meet high consumer demands and keep your business moving. Our customized solutions help you at every point of your supply chain including receiving orders, picking products from inventory in bulk quantities, packaging items according to business requirements, and shipping them out efficiently. Take advantage of a streamlined WMS that gives you real-time visibility into your inventory levels. Our integration experts can leverage existing partnerships with the industry’s largest order management, ERP, and commerce platforms for responsive fulfillment.

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Why Ryder?

Advanced Wholesale Solutions

We support all documents and exchanges for all major carriers and retailers. Our proven process makes it easy to onboard new retail trading partners for your business, and testing each new partner ensures all transactions happen properly, from PO to ASN to invoice.

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Accurate Shipment Routing

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Warehouse Management

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The Ryder Difference

Experience the most comprehensive, end-to-end supply chain and transportation solutions in North America that are always customized to your needs.

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Expert Distribution Management

Ryder wholesale fulfillment services offer accurate and cost-effective wholesale distribution for our clients. Our decades of experience in advanced distribution enable automated replenishment – informed by real-time inventory and sales insights.

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Streamline Fulfillment

Agility and accuracy are central to our wholesale distribution solutions. Our established relationships with the nation’s largest retailers ensure seamless EDI integration, including ASNs, for optimal wholesale distribution solutions. We coordinate customized distribution programs and SKU profiles, combining SKU and case-level picking for seamless, store-ready fulfillment of all your goods.

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Transportation Expertise

Our North American footprint that includes more than 85,000 carriers and our own fleet of trucks and drivers gets your products where they need to go at the lowest cost. We manage more than $10.7B in freight movements annually from all major ports to end user. We support fast and secure delivery to any distribution center, location, or cross-dock in your network.

Technology and Innovation

We give you the future of logistics today through our investments and development of innovative technology to power your supply chain.

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Proprietary Platforms

From our proprietary systems like RyderShip™ that manage inventory and RyderShare™ that track your products, our technology platforms give you more control of your inventory, shipments, and business. We are leading the future of innovation today with our technology platforms and WMS designed to improve how warehouses operate, cutting costs, increasing accuracy, and boosting customer satisfaction.

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Seamless Integrations

We ensure seamless EDI integration, including ASNs, for optimal wholesale distribution solutions. We can synchronize our in-house inventory management system with yours or implement your WMS in our facilities, providing maximum flexibility and positive outcomes. For occasional wholesale orders where EDI may not be cost-effective, we can follow a set of manual steps outlined in the routing guide to ensure compliance.

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Service of Interest
  • Fulfillment - E-commerce
  • Fulfillment - Retail
  • Fulfillment - Wholesale
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Other
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Wholesale Fulfillment FAQ's

Still have questions? View our FAQ's or fill out the form and one of our specialists will reach out to you.

    • Yes, Ryder provides wholesale fulfillment through its supply chain solutions. Wholesale fulfillment, which is also known as wholesale logistics or wholesale distribution, is a critical component of the supply chain that caters specifically to the needs of businesses purchasing goods in bulk for resale, distribution, or internal use. Unlike retail fulfillment, which focuses on individual consumer orders, wholesale logistics revolves around fulfilling larger-volume orders placed by wholesale customers, retailers, distributors, or other businesses. These orders are typically substantial in size and may be destined for warehouses, distribution centers, or directly to the business customers themselves.

      The wholesale distribution process encompasses various logistical operations, including receiving orders, picking products from inventory in bulk quantities, packaging items according to business requirements, and shipping them out efficiently. Additionally, fulfillment may involve specialized services such as bulk packaging, palletization, labeling, or custom branding tailored to the specific needs of wholesale customers. Accuracy, reliability, and consistency are paramount in fulfillment services to meet the expectations of business clients and ensure long-term relationships.

      One significant distinction between wholesale fulfillment and retail fulfillment lies in the nature of the customer base and order characteristics. Wholesale fulfillment serves businesses and other wholesale customers who typically place larger, less frequent orders compared to individual consumers. As a result, wholesale fulfillment operations often prioritize efficiency, scalability, and cost-effectiveness to accommodate the higher order volumes and unique requirements of business clients. By understanding the nuances of wholesale fulfillment and tailoring their strategies accordingly, businesses can effectively meet the demands of their wholesale customers while optimizing their supply chain operations for success.

    • Wholesale distribution operates as a crucial intermediary link in the supply chain, facilitating the movement of goods from manufacturers to retailers, businesses, and other wholesale customers.

      1. The process begins with manufacturers producing goods in large quantities, which are then sold to wholesalers in bulk at discounted prices. Wholesalers, acting as middlemen, purchase goods from multiple manufacturers across various industries to build a diverse product portfolio.
      2. Once wholesalers acquire the goods, they store them in warehouses or distribution centers, where they are organized, inventoried, and prepared for distribution.
      3. Wholesale distribution centers serve as hubs for managing inventory, processing orders, and coordinating shipments to fulfill the needs of their customers. This may involve packaging goods into smaller units, labeling products, or customizing orders according to specific client requirements.

      Wholesale distributors play a vital role in meeting the diverse needs of retailers, businesses, and other wholesale customers by offering a wide range of products, competitive pricing, and efficient logistics solutions. They act as key partners in the supply chain, providing value-added services such as warehousing, inventory management, order fulfillment, and transportation to ensure seamless product delivery to their customers.

      One of the primary functions of wholesale distribution is to bridge the gap between manufacturers and end consumers by efficiently distributing goods to retailers and businesses across various channels. By leveraging economies of scale, wholesale distributors help manufacturers reach a broader market while offering retailers access to a diverse selection of products at competitive prices. This collaborative approach enables businesses to streamline their operations, reduce costs, and focus on their core competencies while maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the supply chain as a whole.

    • Fulfillment plays a crucial role in the supply chain by bridging the gap between manufacturers producing goods in bulk and retailers seeking diverse product offerings for their customers. Manufacturers can efficiently produce products in large quantities at low costs, but they often lack the resources and infrastructure to bring these goods to market independently. As a result, wholesale distribution becomes a necessary component of the supply chain, facilitating the movement of goods from point A to point B.

      Wholesale distributors are responsible for transporting the goods they purchase directly from suppliers or manufacturers to their retail customers. This process involves intricate logistics workflows such as storage, inventory management, warehousing, and shipping, all of which must be executed with precision to ensure a stable and efficient supply chain. Additionally, wholesale distributors may handle more detailed tasks such as kitting, repacking, and labeling to meet retailer routing requirements or ensure that products are presented in the final form that consumers see online or in-store.

      To effectively manage the transportation and distribution of goods, larger wholesale distributors often maintain multiple warehouse facilities strategically located to store large quantities of inventory. These distribution warehouse facilities not only serve as storage spaces but also help lower the time and cost associated with transporting goods to the appropriate retail stores or distribution warehouses. By strategically positioning warehouses and optimizing logistics processes, wholesale distributors can streamline operations, minimize transportation costs, and ensure timely delivery of goods to their retail customers, thereby playing a vital role in the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall supply chain.

    • The terms "distributor" and "wholesaler" are often used interchangeably, but there are subtle distinctions between the two roles within the supply chain.

      A distributor: typically functions as an intermediary entity that procures goods directly from manufacturers or producers and then sells them to retailers, businesses, or end consumers. Distributors usually operate within specific industries or product categories and may have exclusive agreements with manufacturers to distribute their products within a particular geographic area or market segment. Distributors often provide value-added services such as warehousing, inventory management, order processing, and logistics to facilitate the efficient movement of goods from producers to end customers.

      A wholesaler: primarily buys goods in bulk quantities from manufacturers or distributors and sells them in smaller quantities to retailers, businesses, or other wholesalers. Wholesalers typically focus on buying and selling a wide range of products across various industries, serving as a central point for retailers to source merchandise for their stores. Wholesalers may operate independently or as part of a larger distribution network and often specialize in specific product categories or market segments. They play a crucial role in the supply chain by providing retailers with access to a diverse selection of products at competitive prices, enabling them to meet the needs of their customers effectively.

      While both distributors and wholesalers serve as intermediaries in the supply chain, distributors typically operate closer to the manufacturer, procuring goods directly from producers and selling them to retailers or end customers. Wholesalers, on the other hand, focus on buying and selling goods in bulk quantities, serving as a link between manufacturers or distributors and retailers. Understanding the distinctions between distributors and wholesalers is essential for businesses to effectively navigate the supply chain and optimize their sourcing and distribution strategies.

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