What is breakbulk service?

A breakbulk service is a distribution model where individual customer orders are picked directly from inbound freight received in bulk.

Essentially, the shipper picks the sum of multiple SKUs for multiple orders and asks the breakbulk provider to pick the individual orders from the consolidated shipment to the breakbulk facility. This service allows the shipper to bypass one aspect of the fulfillment process, making the inbound shipment to the breakbulk facility more cost-effective for the shipper by minimizing order selection at their facility.

Colonial Cartage offers consolidated order picking for bulk pool shipments.