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Barrett offers advanced Omnichannel, B2B and Direct-To-Consumer (DTC) eCommerce fulfillment solutions, completely dedicated to your brand.



Managed Transportation Solutions including the Barrett Parcel Program utilizes advanced rate shopping tools and negotiated carrier discounts to ensure an optimized, cost-effective shipping experience for your customers.



Strategic warehouse locations across the United States optimized for speed and efficiency, combined with the advanced automation and storage methodologies - all at your disposal.

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Barrett Distribution currently operates 25+ facilities across the United States. With over 6 million square feet of space specifically designed for warehousing, distribution, transportation and omnichannel eCommerce fulfillment, Barrett will scale your brand to ensure success.



Since 1941, 麻豆原创 has provided customized third-party (3PL) logistics, omnichannel distribution, transportation, and direct-to-consumer (DTC) eCommerce fulfillment services for clients across all industries.


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Success Stories


Mike McAlister
"For over a decade, Barrett has been more than just a logistics partner; they've been an extension of our company. Barrett facilitated our expansion onto the West Coast, enabling quicker turn times for our screen-printed goods. Their communication was solid from day one, and the onboarding process was seamless. Barrett's communication and commitment to our success made us feel they were right next door, treating our business as their own. This partnership played a crucial role in our growth during the first several years, demonstrating the effectiveness of a truly aligned 3PL service."

Mike McAlister, VP of Operations at Fruit of the Loom

Jim Bourne, Sr. Director @ Ken's Foods
“The Barrett team does a great job of being flexible and responsive to all of our logistics needs. They are literally available 24/7, and I can always count on my contacts picking up the phone whenever I call, night or day. Ken’s Foods exists in a dynamic manufacturing environment, and we continually challenge Barrett with last minute changes to our just in time world, both in supporting our packaging operation and managing outbound distribution. Our mutli-year relationship, started small and each year we do more with Barrett, as they have become a reliable and trusted asset in helping us manage the tremendous growth we experience annually.”

Jim Bourne, Sr. Director @ Ken's Foods

Rob Fletcher, Co-Founder  @ nuuds.com
"As a young, growing DTC eCommerce brand, Barrett can help us grow in any direction we want. Everything we'd heard about Barrett was evident during our site visits. Their operational team and leadership exhibited unparalleled agility and understanding of our unique needs as a brand. The fact that Barrett pursued us with such vigor made us feel genuinely valued."

Rob Fletcher, Co-Founder @ nuuds.com

"For the past 5+ years, Barrett Distribution has been such a wonderful partner for johnnie-O. Nothing is ever perfect in supply chain, however as you’re entering new marketplaces and scaling a large, DTC brand, nothing is more important than working with a partner that demonstrates a “get stuff done” mentality. Recommend the Barrett team 100%"

Dave Gatto, CEO @ Johnnie-o.com

Steven Schweighofer, VP Operations @ Stadium Goods
"When I was looking for a new 3pl, I needed a partner that had a proven track record of shipping fast and managing inventory accurately. Barrett's emphasis on continuous improvement and deploying advanced technologies really stood out amongst the competition. They have been an amazing partner."

Steven Schweighofer, VP Operations @ Stadium Goods

Daniel Lydon
"Barrett stood out in our extensive search for 3PL providers, thanks to its advanced technological infrastructure and profound grasp of our global operational intricacies. However, the heart of Barrett's appeal was its family-owned, employee-driven culture, evident during our thorough site evaluations. The onboarding process, led by their seasoned team, reinforced our confidence in choosing Barrett as a partner who promises and delivers exceptional service."

Daniel Lydon, Sr. Director of Supply Chain at 3EO Health

"We chose Barrett for three core reasons: their family-owned heritage aligns with our values of caring for our team, their expertise in providing high-touch services and their commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience."

Margaret Moraskie, CEO @ Levenger.com

“The people we work with at Barrett really care about the success of Vibram. Their partnership and support have been critical to our rapid growth.”

Mike Gionfriddo | CEO Vibram, USA

Sue Fuller, CEO of The Oliver Thomas
"When we launched, our vision was clear, but our logistical needs were complex and evolving. That's where Barrett came in, not just as a service provider, but as a true partner in our journey. From handling the complexities of new product lines like footwear to managing the intricacies of special packaging for collaborations, they are with us every step. I think Barrett comes across as this huge conglomerate, but actually, it’s a really big, small company. They're an extension of our team, deeply invested in our success."

Sue Fuller, CEO of The Oliver Thomas

By Katherine Wroth 23 Jul, 2024
Did you know that global e-commerce sales are expected to reach $8.1 trillion by 2026, a 56% increase from 2021? According to a report by Statista , the rapid growth in online shopping is driving this significant increase. Brand and consumer demands have fueled an explosive expansion of the third-party logistics (3PL) industry. 3PL services cover the full range of e-commerce fulfillment processes, from warehousing to pick-and-pack, shipping, and returns. If you’re an e-commerce company and fulfilling orders in-house is no longer viable, it’s time to turn to a third-party logistics (3PL) provider like 麻豆原创 to expand your fulfillment strategy. Here’s what you should know about working with a logistics partner and how to choose the right one for your business's needs: 1. Experienced and Reliable Team The first and foremost consideration is the experience and reliability of the 3PL partner’s team. When leading a Request for Proposal (RFP), you might evaluate several companies, initially focusing on price and cost. However, these elements can often be quite similar across different proposals. What truly distinguishes one 3PL from another is the team’s expertise and proven track record. You want a partner who has “been there, done that” and can easily navigate the complexities of logistics. At Barrett, we pride ourselves on our people and culture, which consistently win us business. The team’s ability to do things efficiently and effectively is crucial for a successful partnership. 2. Exceptional Service Levels Service quality is another critical factor. The ability to fulfill orders accurately and on time is paramount, especially in the e-commerce sector. Customers expect their orders to arrive when promised, and any delays or inaccuracies can lead to dissatisfaction and lost business. When choosing a 3PL partner, ensure they have a robust system for managing order fulfillment and a track record of delivering exceptional service. The right partner will help you maintain high standards and keep your customers happy. 3. Scalability and Systems Lastly, consider the 3PL’s scalability and technological capabilities. While most large, reputable 3PLs have sophisticated systems in place, scalability is what sets them apart. You need a partner who can grow with your business and support you as you expand into new channels and markets. At Barrett, we aim to be your long-term partner, making it virtually impossible to outgrow our services. We think five, ten, or even fifteen years ahead, ensuring we can support your business's growth and evolving needs. Look for a 3PL that seamlessly integrates with your current operations and scales as your business grows. In summary, when hiring a new 3PL partner, prioritize their experience, service quality, and scalability. By focusing on these key areas, you can ensure a successful and long-lasting partnership that supports your business’s growth and operational efficiency. Why Choose Barrett Distribution? With over 80 years of experience in the logistics industry, Barrett has a proven track record of helping businesses overcome their 3PL challenges. Our commitment to innovation, scalability and customer satisfaction sets us apart from other 3PL providers. You're partnering with a logistics provider dedicated to your success. Are you a high-velocity D2C brand looking for a 3PL? Contact Barrett today to learn how our e-commerce fulfillment services can help your business thrive.
By Katherine Wroth 10 Jul, 2024
KAO Brands is a leading consumer products company specializing in haircare and hygiene products. They rely on 麻豆原创 (BDC), to manage their entire fulfillment operation. As KAO's e-commerce business flourishes, optimizing costs per order becomes increasingly crucial. A Sustainable Impact Historically, KAO used seven carton sizes for packaging all their e-commerce orders. With ever-increasing shipping costs, BDC knew exploring hidden opportunities to improve KAO’s packing efficiency was necessary. Beyond the impact on their bottom line, KAO Brands strives to develop sustainable products and packaging, “making the world healthier and cleaner.” BDC’s Industrial Engineering team, spearheaded by Nick Halcombe , investigated potential cost reductions through cartonization optimization. Halcombe stated, “By partnering with Paccurate to pilot their innovative cartonization platform, BDC sought to determine if Paccurate’s software could identify a more efficient carton suite for KAO Brands. This collaboration can lead to significant savings in transportation and materials and positively impact the environment.” Leveraging Simulation for Real-World Impact The power of Paccurate’s packaging analysis tool, PacSimulate, lies in its ability to analyze vast amounts of order data and perform millions of cartonization iterations rapidly and at scale to test different carton sizes, cartonization rules, rate card changes, and more. In this case, BDC leveraged Paccurate to evaluate an entire year’s worth of order data to determine what savings might be found by optimizing the outbound shipping container sizes. Data-Driven Results The analysis revealed a clear path toward significant savings by comparing KAO's existing seven-box system to the ideal-fit cartons suggested by PacSimulate. Five out of the seven existing cartons were identified for replacement. This strategic shift resulted in a projected annual transportation cost reduction of 5.9%. Furthermore, PacSimulate's analysis identified a substantial opportunity for material savings. The optimized carton suite yielded a 33% reduction in corrugated material usage and a 34% net DIM weight reduction. These savings will contribute to KAO Brand’s ESG initiatives of ensuring 100% of their products will leave a full lifecycle environmental footprint that science says the natural world can safely absorb. Additionally, further analysis identified that KAO Brands could even reduce the number of cartons they stock while still seeing some benefits from a transportation and corrugated waste perspective. Optimization Results By implementing Paccurate's cartonization solution, BDC identified significant cost savings for KAO from both a transportation and materials perspective. The power of data-driven cartonization and its potential to significantly impact e-commerce fulfillment costs benefit customers and provide a value-added service for 3PLs like Barrett Distribution Center. The Bottom Line for KAO + BDC 33% Less corrugated material usage 5.9% Transportation cost reduction 34% Net DIM weight reduction About Barrett Distribution: With over 80 years of experience in the logistics industry, Barrett has a proven track record of helping businesses overcome their 3PL challenges. Our commitment to innovation, scalability and customer satisfaction sets us apart from other 3PL providers. You're partnering with a logistics provider dedicated to your success. Ready to overcome your logistics challenges? Contact Barrett today to discover how our tailored solutions can help your business thrive.
By Katherine Wroth 26 Jun, 2024
At 麻豆原创 , we know that not all SLAs are created equal. When partnering with a 3PL provider for order fulfillment services, a well-designed Service Level Agreement (SLA) is your blueprint for success. A strong SLA sets the stage for a productive and transparent relationship, ensuring both parties understand their roles and responsibilities. It also serves as a benchmark for evaluating the performance and effectiveness of the 3PL provider, promoting continuous improvement and accountability. What exactly is a Service Level Agreement (SLA)? A Service Level Agreement (SLA) ensures that all parties involved in order fulfillment are on the same page. An SLA is a formal contract between the 3PL provider and a client that outlines the specific services expected, the standards to be maintained and the metrics for measuring performance. At Barrett, we pride ourselves on providing personalized logistics solutions; having a well-defined SLA is key to maintaining trust and client satisfaction. Here’s a comprehensive guide on what should be included in an SLA for order fulfillment: Service Description: The first element of an SLA is a clear and detailed description of the services provided. This should cover all aspects of order fulfillment, including receiving orders, processing, picking and packing, shipping and handling returns. It should specify the scope of services and any limitations. This clarity helps set the right expectations and ensures there are no ambiguities. Performance Metrics: Performance metrics are the backbone of any SLA. They define how the 3PL provider’s performance will be measured and reported. For order fulfillment, common metrics include: Order Accuracy: The percentage of orders correctly fulfilled without errors. On-time Delivery: The percentage of orders delivered within the agreed timeframe. Inventory Accuracy: The accuracy of stock levels as reported in the inventory management system. Return Processing Time: The time taken to process returned items and update inventory. Responsibilities of Each Party: An SLA should clearly delineate the responsibilities of both the 3PL provider and the client. The 3PL provider's responsibilities may include ensuring timely order processing, maintaining accurate inventory records and providing regular performance reports. The client’s responsibilities may include providing accurate order information, timely payments and adhering to agreed-upon procedures for returns and disputes. Issue Resolution and Escalation Procedures: Despite the best efforts, issues can arise. An SLA should include detailed procedures for resolving problems and escalating unresolved issues. This section should outline the steps to be taken during service failures, including who to contact, the timeframe for resolution, and how issues will be documented and reported. A clear escalation path helps quickly address and mitigate issues before significantly impacting the business. Service Availability and Support: This section should specify the availability of services and support. For example, it should detail the operating hours, availability of customer support and any provisions for after-hours or emergency support. This ensures clients know when to expect assistance and what support is available. Compliance and Security Standards: Order fulfillment often involves handling sensitive information, such as customer and payment information. The SLA should outline the compliance and security standards to which the 3PL provider will adhere. This may include compliance with regulations like GDPR or CCPA, data protection and cybersecurity standards. Performance Reporting: Regular performance reporting is crucial for transparency and accountability. The SLA should specify the frequency and format of performance reports. These reports should provide insights into key metrics, any service issues encountered and steps taken to resolve them. This helps maintain a transparent relationship and enables continuous improvement. Penalties and Incentives: To ensure adherence to the SLA, it’s common to include penalties for non-compliance and incentives for exceeding performance expectations. Penalties might include financial compensation for missed targets, while incentives could be bonuses for consistently meeting or exceeding service levels. Managing Capacity for Growing E-commerce Businesses: Many of our e-commerce clients are experiencing significant growth. Are you prepared to manage new markets and increase sales? When collaborating with your 3PL partner, it’s essential to consider how rising order volumes will affect your SLAs. Understanding your 3PL’s ability to scale alongside your growth while maintaining your brand promise is critical in your decision-making process. Leveraging 80+ Years of Expertise to Enhance Your Customer Experience 锘 With over 80 years of experience serving clients nationwide, we are well-equipped to provide the exceptional customer experience you need to help scale your business. Our extensive network of order fulfillment centers , Barrett experts, efficient processes and advanced technology ensure that we consistently meet your SLA requirements daily. To learn more about our personalized 3PL solutions, contact us today.
By Adam Robertson 19 Jun, 2024
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