People want fresh food and, in many cases, food has to arrive fast in order to stay fresh. That makes the process of harvesting and dispatching fresh food a fast-paced business. There is no room for error.
In fact, as people become more aware of the health implications of fresh food and therefore become more demanding, it is even more essential that you ship your fresh produce as quickly as possible.
Of course, there is more to the process than simply shipping it. In order to keep fresh food as fresh as possible, you need to maintain a specific temperature and make sure everything is packed and handled correctly.
Perhaps the most important part of the shipping process is to choose reputable refrigerated couriers. You need a company that monitors the temperature of their trucks, not just when they collect and deliver the products but at regular intervals throughout the driving process.
The best systems use remote technology to monitor the temperature inside trucks and provide alerts if it is getting near the edge of the desired range.
Naturally, a good courier service will have the equipment and facilities to deal with these types of issues and ensure the produce is still delivered in a timely manner and in perfect condition.
All you have to do is ask colleagues and speak to professionals to locate the best possible refrigerated courier service for your need.
Naturally, you can help to ensure your fresh produce arrives in perfect condition by getting the packing right. At a basic level, this means packing everything as quickly as possible to ensure it is shipped in as little time as possible.
But, you also need to make sure the produce is packed properly. This will help to maintain the right temperature and protect the produce from damage. Even the best drivers will go over bumps and boxes can move inside a truck.
By using packaging designed for your product you can maximize the content of each box and ensure it is well protected against the hazards of the journey.
Don’t forget that it is essential to have a clean environment. Fresh produce can be easily damaged or contaminated and ruined when pollutants find their way into your packing boxes. It is important to establish strict cleanliness guidelines in your packaging and handling areas. You also need to make sure the transport company adheres to high cleanliness standards.
Don’t forget that the best courier companies don’t cut corners. You should have the proper documentation for shipping and they should be able to provide you with all the documentation concerning the transport process.
Any issues should be easy to communicate between you and the courier, allowing you to take the appropriate action to protect your produce. After all, if it doesn’t arrive fresh you won’t make any money and your business is likely to experience issues.
Remember, your reputation as a business is reliant on the courier delivering your produce in pristine condition. That simple fact will help you make the right picking, packing, and transport options.