By moving from a paper-based exchange of business documents to one that is electronic, businesses enjoy major benefits such as reduced cost, increased processing speed, reduced errors and improved relationships with business partners. Learn more about the benefits of EDI.
EDI replaces postal mail, fax and email. While email is also an electronic approach, the documents exchanged via email must still be handled by people rather than computers.
The most common documents exchanged via EDI are purchase orders, invoices and advance ship notices. But there are many, many others such as bill of lading, customs documents, inventory documents, shipping status documents and payment documents.
Most of L & D customers who request EDI is for traceability of shipments from our DC to their customer.
Tracking and Visibility
Online Inventory Access- Each customer has 24/7 access to their inventory so they can see exactly what is on hand at all times.
Our software and web enabled link to the ports of Jacksonville, enables us to track your inbound container from the steamship line through the port, and be notified via email immediately when your container is cleared for pickup.
Many of our customers advertise on the internet and offer next day delivery for orders placed online the prior day. Typically shipped UPS, FedEx. L & D pulls the order, prints the label, weighs the product, and parcel services pick up the same afternoon for net day delivery.
Other services we offer pertaining to B2C and B2B logistics:
Physically inspect incoming goods for quality; particularly returns. (Quality Control)
Special packaging, price labeling, coupon stuffing, gift wrapping, and repacking.
Similar to B2C, larger customers or stores will order today with an expected delivery the very next day. The process is the same as B2C, but typically on a larger scale. These orders typically ship via LTL carrier or truckload, and can be tracked via EDI or manually.
We work with businesses who sell through Amazon. We can either hold stock and ship to an Amazon warehouse to keep stock levels up or ship straight to the customers once a sale has been made through Amazon.
We take in returned goods from your customers, repack, restock and add back to the inventory once they have been accessed for quality. Following your guidelines the can therefore be resold or returned to you for final inspection.