Retail Logistics

The retail industry depends on best-in-class logistics to delight your customers. Gain a competitive edge and drive positive shopper experiences with our tailored retail logistics solutions.

Boost the speed and responsiveness of your retail supply chain

Get end-to-end visibility and tracking of retail inventory and orders

Distribute retail goods in an agile, sustainable, and efficient way

Enjoy retail logistics tailored to the unique nature of your products

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Enjoy retail logistics tailored to the unique nature of your products

Meet all of your retail sourcing, manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution needs with GEODIS logistics. We provide a complete range of supply chain services for retailers, balancing supply and demand across all of your sales and distribution channels.


GEODIS carefully manages retail supply, demand, and order volumes during regular and peak seasons. We’re specialists in omnichannel distribution across online, B2B, B2C, DTC, and traditional retail. We’ll optimize your inventory and get products to you and your customers in a fast and sustainable way.


Trust us to deliver efficient, cost-effective, and innovative retail logistics services including:


  • International, national, regional, and local retail freight forwarding, transport, and warehousing
  • Inbound warehousing and controlled storage for retail goods
  • Supply and demand management across peak and regular seasons and promotions
  • Omnichannel fulfillment and distribution for customers across all sales channels
  • Consolidation and deconsolidation to meet stringent retailer requirements
  • Product flow visibility for tracking shipments and SKUs
  • Strategically located warehouses across the US to support retail distribution across all your geographic marketplaces
  • Multimodal and cross-border retail transport
  • Responsible supply chain distribution with a focus on CSR and emissions reduction

How GEODIS optimizes retail supply chain operations

Retail logistics networks

GEODIS provides expansive retail logistics networks in the U.S. and around the world. Take advantage of our strategically located warehouses and transport routes to deliver to your customer across any marketplace or geography.

Inbound retail warehousing & storage

Receive and store retail goods in controlled environments that ensure quality. We provide order management, inventory, storage, picking, packing, and distribution of consumer goods.

Supply & demand management

We anticipate and forecast supply and demand across the year, including your promotional and peak season activities. GEODIS optimizes inventory management to maximize retail product availability, including multi-campus and shared warehousing for times of high demand. 

Omnichannel fulfillment & distribution

We’ll meet your customers wherever they are. GEODIS provides seamless retail fulfillment across all of your sales channels, including online, retail, and direct.

Retail product flow visibility

Our tracking and control towers provide complete visibility into your retail product flows. Discover where all of your goods are, from overall shipments down to SKUs and individual products.

eLogistics & returns management

Fulfill your eCommerce orders from any of our logistics hubs. Get comprehensive reverse logistics for easy product returns that keep customers happy.

eLogistics & return management

Fulfill your eCommerce orders from any of our logistics hubs. Get comprehensive reverse logistics for easy product returns that keep customers happy.

Multimodal & cross-border retail services

Take advantage of customs clearance, cross-border shipments, and end-to-end, integrated logistics. We optimize retail shipments across your entire supply chain.  

Luxury retail logistics

Take advantage of end-to-end logistics solutions for your luxury products. Expect best-in-class security, confidentiality, quality control, packaging, and care. 

Sustainable retail logistics

GEODIS takes our corporate social responsibility seriously. We’re committed to providing supply chain solutions that reduce emissions and support a strong approach to environmental, social, and governance principles.

Lessons to learn from a disruptive retail marketplace

Today's retailers face a dynamic, fast-moving environment. Customers are demanding more from brands and products, and retailers must adapt, optimizing speed to market and carefully managing peak-season demands. We help you meet those challenges across all of your channels. Expect maximum supply chain agility together with flexible decision-making.

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"The world we live in today is facing multiple challenges, which ultimately impact global supply chains. A recent example is of the supply chain imbalances during the pandemic. During this period of uncertainty, GEODIS helped customers solve complex global supply chain challenges. And we continue to support our customers to adapt their supply chains to ongoing macro-economic challenges."


Neil Bird, Senior Vice President Vertical Market - Retail, GEODIS

Frequently asked questions

Retail logistics is the transport, storage, distribution, and management of retail goods throughout the supply chain. Retail goods are ultimately intended for individual consumers. Retail logistics services specialize in getting these goods to customers in a fast and efficient way, while maximizing quality and choice. 

In a fast-paced market like retail, it can be difficult to meet demand and delight customers. Some of the main logistics challenges include:


  • Providing a high quality of logistics services and products across different channels and marketplaces
  • Optimizing for reverse logistics, so that custoemrs have an easy and hassle-free way to return products
  • Maintaining enough inventory to manage consumer demand, especially during peak seasons or promotions
  • Staying compliant with stringent regulations, particularly in the food and beverage industry
  • Making decisions based on visibility into product flows, inventories, and order fulfillment
  • Integrating systems and data between clients and logistics providers

Whether your retail activity is linked to B2B (stores), B2C (eCommerce), DTC (direct-to-consumer), or wholesalers, GEODIS will support your supply chain flows with the most appropriate solution. We provide comprehensive support for omnichannel logistics and eFulfillment.

Retailers can take advantage of a wide range of value-added logistics services across the supply chain. These services include:


  • Returns management and reverse logistics
  • Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) services
  • Robotic warehousing and automation solutions
  • Kitting, assembly, and light manufacturing
  • Promotions and display building services
  • Customer personalization and decorating
  • Garment services and printing
  • Subscription services
  • Packaging design, labeling, and optimization solutions
  • Quality and compliance services
  • Temperature-controlled storage
  • De-kitting and asset recovery
  • Lifecycle management

Retail logistics can be optimized by choosing the right third-party logistics (3PL) provider. For the best results, outsource your supply chain management, warehousing and distribution, inventory management, order fulfillment, and delivery optimization to a 3PL like GEODIS.