Hey all,

I am beginning up a D2C Frozen Meals enterprise later this yr, and I am on the stage the place I am beginning to take a look at supply choices. For context, I reside in Los Angeles and am planning on beginning out native on the county stage.

Because of the nature of the product, I’m doing deliveries in-house, which means not utilizing an exterior enterprise resembling parcel or doordash-equivalent. I’m trying into other ways to do that, probably the most promising is requesting a particular time for supply from the client wherein they are going to be house, which is able to considerably scale back the price of needing to maintain the product beneath freezing on somebody’s porch.

The explanation why I am reaching out to all of you is to see if any of you’ve recommendation on tips on how to deal with supply logistics. Predominant questions I’ve are as follows:

– How do I create essentially the most environment friendly route potential?

– Is there any technique to decide how lengthy it’ll take me to finish stated route?

– Are there any platforms that I can make the most of that can optimize these factors?

I’m additionally utilizing shopify as my ecommerce platform for context.

That is my first enterprise within the CPG Meals business, beforehand got here from the company/promoting business, so any assist or pointers could be useful!