Services

Warehousing & Fulfillment

Polimex Warehouse/Distribution Centre is conveniently located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) area and ensures efficient distribution channels for all Customers.

We specialize in supply chain solutions and warehousing to customers in a variety of industries. Our warehouse becomes an expansion of your company to provide convenient storage, inventory control, efficient distribution and transportation.

The core services we provide include:

Warehousing & Distribution

Ecommerce Fulfillment Services

US Duty Free Shipping and Zone Skipping

Amazon FBA Prepration Services

Kitting, Ticketing and Value Added Customized Services 

Sufferance Warehouse

Container Loading/Unloading and De-Stuffing

Cross Docking

Freight Consolidation and De-Consolidation

Sorting, Labeling & Palletizing

Freight Blocking & Bracing

Crate Design & Building

Short or Long term Storage

Small Packaging

 

Warehousing & Distribution

Warehousing can be costly, especially if this excess space is not readily available. With our fulfillment services, you can send the merchandise to our distribution centre for a full array of services under one roof. This provides a one-stop-shop service solution.

  • Our advanced Warehouse Management System (WMS) automatically and seamlessly integrates with various shopping carts, marketplaces, ERPs, and order management systems, allowing us to receive orders automatically from your online store. Your customers receive tracking numbers for each order that is fufilled. 
  • We pick & pack your orders in accordance with all of your instructions, as well as providing custom value-added services (kitting, bundling, packaging, ticketing and labelling)
  • You can rate shop across the multipe carriers that we have discounted shipping rates with and take advantage of quick deliveries and low shipping rates to Canada, USA and the globe. All of our shipments are trackable. You can also reduce the cost of parcel shipping by consolidating parcel shipments into truckload shipments with our Zone Skipping Services.    
  • We manage your inventory according to your needs and standards with the latest WMS software. You get full visibility of your inventory so you can track it and control it in one place. 
  • We offer customized returns solution for each of our clients, including inspection, grading, return to stock and disposal. 
How it works:
  • Step 1: You can deliver, or we can pick up your products to our warehouse where they will be inspected and stored. 
  • Step 2: Your inventory is added to our WMS where you can see it 24/7 and in real time. 
  • Step 3: Our warehouse receives your online orders from your customers.
  • Step 4: Your orders are rate shopped among multiple carriers and fulfilled.
  • Step 5: Your orders are shipped out with tracking numbers for each shipment sent back to you and your customers.

Ecommerce Fulfillment Services

  • Integration with multiple ecommerce platformsOur Warehouse Management System can automatically and seamlessly integrate with all kinds of shopping carts, platforms and customer developed management systems. Our WMS integrates with all the major platforms including Shopify, Amazon, WooCommerce, Magento 
  • Multiple Sales Channel Syncing: Our WMS can receive and process your orders from multiple sales channels all through one single platform. 

  • Inventory Management: With our live inventory management, you can be notified when your inventory is low and needs to be replenished. 

  • Rate Shopping: We have discounted rates with all the major carriers (including UPS, Fed Ex, Canada Post) and for each order you send us, our system can rate shop amongst these carriers for the lowest cost carrier for that particular shipment.

 
 

US Duty Free Shipping and Zone Skipping

With our US shippging program, you can take advantage of local US delivery rates and eliminate 100% of you US dutiy costs, all while maintaining fast shipping times and dealing with only one party (Polimex). 

  • Your US bound shipments can be consolidated with other shipments, then trucked across the border and inducted into major carrier facilities the same day, including United States Postal Service. This mechanism, known as Zone Skipping, can allow you to take advantage of local US delivery rates. 

  • Your shipments to the US can also be duty free. Under Section 321 of the Tariff Act of 1930, customers in the US can import up to $800 of goods duty free. You can cost effectively service all your North American customers from one warehouse facility

Amazon FBA Preparation Services

With Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) services, you can ship your packages and pallets to all Amazon FBA facilities in North America.

  • Preparing Items for Shipment: It can be challenging to meet the expectations set by Amazon. We can prepare and deliver your products to Amazon fulfillment centers to ensure you meet Amazon’s requirements.

  • Long-Term Storage fees and managing inventory As FBA grows, space within fulfillment centers becomes more valuable. It’s no surprise then that Amazon charges you more if the inventory sits longer than 6 months on their shelves.

Kitting, Ticketing and Value Added Customized Services 

We can accommodate your business’s unique needs for how items are shipped to your customers. There's nothing we can't handle!
  • Kitting and Assembly: Our kitting services allow you to decrease inventory space by kitting to stock or kitting on demand.
  • Custom Solutions: If you have any particular needs, such as ticketing, specific packaging, labelling, writing personalized notes for your customers, we can help

Sufferance Warehouse

We provide bonded warehousing for Air and Sea freight in Toronto. Your cargo is kept safely in our bonded facility for the duration of the customs clearance process.

  • Strategically located – just minutes away from the Toronto International Airport, Rail Terminals & major Highways.
  • Clean & professionally maintained facility utilizing the latest available technologies
  • Customer Oriented & friendly staff that are always ready to serve

Container Loading/Unloading and De-Stuffing

For over 35 years, Polimex has been specializing in loading commercial goods, vehicles (all types ), parcels, household goods, food items & much more. Our expertise and know-how assists our customers to maximize their container’s cube space which results in obtaining additional cost savings.

Your advantages at a Glance:

  • No matter what size or shape of your consignment, Polimex will always find the most cost effective way to load/unload your goods.
  • Flexible hours of operation to accommodate the most demanding or complex requirements.  Weekend & or statutory holiday operating schedules can be accommodated through prior arrangements.

Cross Docking

A smart solution for companies that require consolidation of multiple shipments into break bulk shipment. Special services provided, such as labeling, re-packing, and inventory storage.

  • Reduces handling & operating costs, and the storage of inventory
  • Products reach Distributor and subsequently the Customer more expediently
  • Readily available manpower for hand-bomb container destuffing

Freight Consolidation and De-Consolidation

We provide low-cost, highly flexible deconsolidation and domestic consolidation of marine containers as well as full and less than truck loads (FTL, LTL). If your business operation involves Multiple vendor consolidation within North America or around the world and the goods are going to the same destination, we can provide consolidation services at our warehouse. We will receive goods, consolidate and load into the container for shipping. Alternatively we can also receive a full container that requires delivery to multiple locations throughout the world and ship them accordingly.

  • Polimex can arrange shipments so they can be efficiently combined into full loads
  • Offers additional value added services such as quality control checks, assembly and labelling 
  • Customs Clearing and Customs Bonded Storage

Sorting, Labeling & Palletizing

We provide Customizable services for sorting of goods, labeling & palletizing to meet the demands of your clients needs.

  • Customized labeling for each specific job requirement
  • Certified Pallets available on request
  • Sorting goods as per SKU or by purchase order

Freight Blocking & Bracing

Loading a variety of types of freight and meeting cube expectations is an art that can only be accomplished with superior blocking and bracing techniques. Our experienced staff has the knowledge of correct procedures that saves time and increases cube usage.

  • Use our building, labor and equipment to assist your operation to run more economically & with better efficiency.
  • Stage-by-stage digital pictures are taken of each container loading.
  • Utilizing unique and creative solutions for containerizing oversized or out of gauge cargo, always with destination unloading in mind

Crate Design & Building

Polimex is highly experienced in designing and building crates for cargo that need to be protected from the rigors of transport.

  • Expertise and experience to solve custom wood crating and packaging needs.
  • In-House man power & materials available to accommodate each unique request.

Sorting, Labeling & Palletizing

We have competitive pricing to suit any storage ( short or long term ) needs of your clients. We understand that every customer has different requirements and our pricing is flexible to meet those demands no matter how complex they can be. Speak to our Warehouse specialists who would be more than happy to help.

  • Expand your capacity without long-term space leases
  • Minimize your risk and reduce your costs
  • Focus on your core business priorities

Small Packaging

Not all shipping companies are the same. By choosing Polimex Forwarding you will avoid putting yourself at risk of having your shipment lost or damaged.

  • Our experience allows us to offer you steady, reliable service that you can always count on.
  • We utilize top shipping companies that are there for you.
  • We offer low cost effective rates on small packages that will help you get the best value on shipping.
  • Lower Our Customer overall cost allowing to be more competitive on the marketplace.

Loading/Unloading Vehicles

Polimex has a professional team of people that takes care of the loading or unloading of your vehicle. Thanks to our thorough knowledge and hands-on experience, every vehicle is in safe and capable hands at Polimex. Whether your vehicle is a restoration project or a brand new one our professional staff will ensure it is properly secured.

  • Flat or Ramp loading available depending on the type or condition of the vehicle
  • Professional blocking  & bracing of each vehicle
  • Digital pictures of the completed project

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Warehouse/Distribution Centre

How do you charge for your services?

These can be on a fixed fee basis or on an agreed rate basis. The majority of our work is based on an agreed fixed fee for an agreed scope of work and outcome.

What is the measurement of one cubic foot (CuFt.)?

One cubic foot (CuFt.) is the measurement of 1 foot by 1 foot by 1 foot or 12" (inches) by 12" by 12".

How many cubic feet (CuFt.) are in one cubic meter?

There are 35.2 CuFt. in one cubic meter.

How is my vehicle loaded in the container?

We use unique wood racking systems that allow us to send up to four vehicles in 45 ft. cube containers. Your vehicle will be prepared and loaded in the container for shipping with care and intelligence.

How long does it take to load the container?

3 hours for a 20ft container and 4 hour for 40ft container. Each additional hour or part thereof over this time is charged at $45.00

How do I know if my shipment needs to be boxed or crated?

The decision to box or crate is very critical for the protection of valuable items, as the choice affects the weight and thus transit costs. For these reasons, the box or crate decision depends heavily upon a combination of the value, fragility and transit environment chosen for the item being shipped. Our qualified and experienced packaging and shipping expert will consult with the Customer when making this very important decision

Do you offer pick up and delivery services?

Yes. Polimex can either provide or arrange for pickup and delivery services to both your residential and business locations. Check withus to determine what services are available and for local pricing.

Will I get a tracking number for my shipment?

Every shipment processed by Polimex will include tracking services during the transportation process. Whether it is shipped via a common carrier, such as UPS or FedEx, or given to a freight carrier, such as Yellow Transportation, tracking services will always be provided.

How can Polimex help my company streamline distribution services?

Outsourcing your warehousing and distribution to Polimex allows you to focus on your core business. We have been providing distribution fulfillment services for a combined 20 years.

How much does it cost to store my inventory in your warehouse?

Your only fee to store inventory is $15.00 per skid stored.

Why is out sourced fulfillment beneficial to me?

You will find that the time and expense of fulfilling your own orders is much greater than out sourcing it. While someone else fulfill yours orders, you can focus on building market share, increasing sales, and marketing your products. You can spend your valuable time focusing on the things that you do best, while the fulfillment house focuses on getting the right products to your customers in a timely manner. This will increase customer satisfaction and repeat business.

Is your warehouse product stored on skids?

Yes, it is much more cost effective for us to move product around the warehouse and into and out of trucks if the product is on skids.

What is the standard size skid that you use in your warehouse?

The standard size skid is 40” x 48”.

Do you have a maximum weight that you can handle?

We prefer not to handle more than 5,000 pound skids. However, we can make arrangements for handling heavier skids if required.

How do you define Pick and Pack?

We define Pick and Pack as the operations of picking an item or items from inventory and packing it (them) into a carton or container for shipping

I would like to receive a quote for the warehouse and shipping of some of our products. Can you provide this to me?

Yes, please go to our Quote and Cost Request and fill in the contact info along with the information.

Will you ship product to distribution centers or to individual stores?

We will ship to as many as our Customer would like us to ship.