When it comes to shipping frozen foods, timing is vital. The journey from the production facility to the customer’s doorstep involves a delicate balance of logistics, timing, and temperature control. One of the key factors that determine the success of delivering frozen goods lies in the strategic placement of warehouses along the supply chain. In this blog post, we’ll explore why warehouse locations are vital for shipping frozen foods, with a specific focus on the critical requirement of delivering these products as soon as possible so the products do not perish.
Timely Delivery: The Three-Day Rule:
The “three-day rule” is a widely accepted guideline in the frozen food industry, stating that frozen products should be delivered to customers within three days of shipping. This rule is based on several factors, including the recommended shelf life of frozen foods and the need to maintain the cold chain. By adhering to this timeframe, companies ensure that customers receive their frozen goods while they are still in optimal condition and safe for consumption.
Reducing Transit Time:
The Three-Day Rule helps explain why strategic warehouse placement is instrumental in shipping frozen foods. When warehouses are strategically located closer to production facilities and distribution centers, the overall travel distance of the frozen goods is minimized. This reduction in transit time helps maintain the required low temperatures, ensuring the products remain frozen throughout the journey. By optimizing warehouse locations, companies can significantly improve the efficiency and speed of their frozen food delivery operations.
eGourmet is uniquely equipped to meet these requirements with 5 locations across the United States, ensuring all products are able to be delivered anywhere in the continental United States within 3 days. Our locations in Portland, Oregon and Fresno, California allow 2 day delivery anywhere on the west coast. Our eastern locations in Ohio and North Carolina allow 2 day delivery anywhere on the east coast. Lastly, our headquarters in the heart of the Midwest, Kansas City, Kansas, provides 2 day delivery anywhere in the central United States.
To find out more about our strategically placed locations and how eGourmet Solutions can help your company ship efficiently and accurately, contact us now!