Business Advice

7 Reasons Your Business Needs a Refrigerated Van

If you’re a small business owner, you’ll benefit from owning a refrigerated van. Compared to working with a transport company, you will have more oversight and control. You will benefit from improved flexibility as well. Want to learn more? Discussed below is a detailed look at why you need your own van.

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1.      Work on Your Own Schedule

Delivery companies have many customers and priorities on their plate. Delays are inevitable. With your own transport vehicle, you won’t have to worry about this.

2.      Improved Oversight and Control

When working with a third-party company, you will have to have blind faith in them to take care of your goods. You might not be a fan of this unknown, especially if what you are transporting is perishable. You will have complete control with your own refrigerated van.

3.      Deliver Locally

Do you sell local goods? Owning a refrigerated van would be the way to go. Research has shown that up to 93% of shoppers would rather work with local, smaller businesses than large chain retailers. Your own transport vehicle would help you expand your delivery range and gain more customers.

4.      Transport Different Products

Your own transport vehicle can increase sales in more than 1 way. You’ll be able to transport goods that you weren’t able to before.

The cold supply chain is diverse. Businesses in several niches use it. This includes the floral, seafood, produce, all the way to donated blood, and even ice cream industries. At the end of the day, all sorts of products can be shipped around. Make advantage of this.

If you wanted to transport risky goods but were scared, now would be the time to. You have complete control to make sure they are safe.

5.      Regulate Temperature Precisely

Even if you work with a reputed transport company, they might make a mistake and store your goods in a lower or higher temperature than they need to be.  Also, the FDA may have set regulations on whatever you’re transporting, which the transport company might not have met. You don’t have to worry about any of this when using your own vehicle.

6.      Ease of Use

Leasing (and even buying) refrigerated vans is easy. There are many dealers around. Considering how freely available the vehicles are, there is nothing stopping you. 

Just be careful about the lender you borrow from. You want someone that is flexible and doesn’t offer that high of interest rates.

Refrigerated trucks and vans come in all kinds of sizes and models. Make sure the one you get is the right size for your needs.

7.      Better Quality Service

You can advertise that your goods will be delivered yourself. This might make more customers want to work with you; they’d know that what they ordered would come to them in the best condition.

Final Thoughts

So, what did you think about everything that was discussed? There are many reasons you’d benefit from your own refrigerated van. One of the most major ones would be you making sure that you are adhering to transport regulations. This is vital when transporting pharmaceutical products.

Carma Gatson
the authorCarma Gatson