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Reduce Distribution Costs

This category is considered a strategic direct cost for clients and covers parcels, pallets and full load freight deliveries to UK customers, worldwide parcel deliveries and postage.

Importantly, this category also includes clients that operate their own delivery fleet. Our experts work to uncover opportunities for re-assessment of strategy, process improvement along with cost and rate reduction to create savings.

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Experts can focus on various aspects of distribution cost and work closely with the client to identify areas to add value and agree strategies.

Own fleet is a specialist area that demands expert attention. Opportunities are limited and revolve around the purchase of fuel and tyres.

Opportunities within the pallet and freight cost areas are generally associated with improvements in service, transit times, and rate negotiation.

ERA has extensive expertise and success within the parcel category supported by high quality industry experience. By truly understanding the client’s needs and aspirations, ERA adopt best practise to improve rating, service and technology solutions for clients operating competitively in both B2B and B2C markets.

Postage is another cost area in which ERA has extensive experience and success.


  • Couriers
  • DX (Document Exchange)
  • UK Freight
  • Mail (International)
  • Mail (UK)
  • Pallet Networks
  • Parcel Distribution (International)
  • Parcel Distribution (UK)
  • Post & Mailing Services

Our Approach

Postage – ERA was able to introduce our business to far more effective postal services with cost reductions.

Parcels – The ERA expertise and knowledge of this subject enabled a significant reduction in our costs whilst retaining our incumbent supplier. We were bowled over by the result.

International Parcels – ERA was able to provide the appropriate solution and prioritise our needs whilst achieving cost savings.

We were introduced by ERA to a supplier that was able deliver our goods on time and without damage. To our surprise we were also able to reduce cost by using a different pricing structure better suited to our needs.

Improved collection arrangements with the incumbent supplier enabled better use of our warehouse floor space and gave us the opportunity to consolidate loads. The cost reduction was significant.

The excellent support and trade knowledge of the ERA team provide us with valuable knowledge that enabled an improved vehicle replacement cycle and provided costs reduction on both vehicle tyres and fuel.

Distribution Case Studies

Category Savings:61%
Category Savings:58%
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Category Savings:48%
``The attention to detail throughout the process has been exceptional. I would have no hesitation in recommending the service.``- Sean Stewart, Head of Facilities, Kia Motors

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