Wholesale food SCM for manufacturer direct to retail
February 28, 2018
Tech start-up ePallet has launched a platform for full pallet customers. The Los Angeles based company provides an artificial intelligence (AI) driven platform that allows customers direct access to manufacturers' products in full pallet increments.
The company says its objective is to remove the middleman from the food supply chain. According to James Kwon, ePallet chief executive, conventional food supply chain consists of layers of middlemen which typically represent markups of 10% to 40%.
"We believe everyone should have access to affordable, quality food," Kwon said. "We've removed the pain of selling and buying in pallet quantities for both vendors and buyers. With real-time, delivered pricing, and all the information you need at your fingertips, it is easy to save time and money with ePallet."
Kwon says ePallet handles every detail, so vendors can tap into the large less-than-truckload (LTL) market without the headache and responsibilities of dealing with freight, billing, and customer service problems. "We do everything for the vendor, including the time-consuming job of making sure the customer has the needed information for making a purchase decision, including nutrition, pack size, spec sheets, and certifications," he explained.
With the ePallet's single-source platform, buyers can purchase in pallet quantities from a wide range of trusted, global and local brands. All products clearly display delivered pricing in pallet and multiple pallet quantities and include a guarantee of getting what's ordered.
"It's time for the food industry to make a move towards transparency and simplicity," Kwon said. "With ePallet, we're doing just that, using technology to bring down costs while making the buying and selling of pallet quantities effortless."