Level up your retail store performance with inbound shipment visibility

Planning for incoming deliveries is time-consuming for retail store managers. It’s often based on broad assumptions and requires a lot of guesswork.

Descartes MacroPoint Store Visibility provides dynamic data for incoming deliveries to retail stores. Using a simple, streamlined interface, store employees can see updated shipment information.

Dynamic Visibility for Inbound Retail Store Deliveries

Stores are often overstaffed for shipments that don’t arrive on time, or understaffed for large unexpected deliveries. Then managers don’t know the contents of shipment until they’ve opened the cartons. With Descartes MacroPoint stores can:

Reduce labor costs

More accurate planning reduces labor costs thanks to significant planning improvements and quick decision-making.

Improve planning

Use advanced planning capabilities to be more productive sorting, processing and putting items on the store floor.

Eliminate manual tasking

Store associates can easily look up estimated delivery dates/windows for incoming shipments versus communicating with carriers or corporate logistics teams via phone or email.


Knowing the category and SKU mix for each shipment enables more accurate labor planning, increases employee productivity and positively impacts your
company’s bottom line.

Our retail operations can help reduce uncertainty and increase planning efficiency with detailed visibility of the flow of goods from distribution centers to stores.

Quantity Count

Carton and unit counts are constantly updated so managers know how much labor will be needed for deliveries.

Predictive ETAs

With real-time status updates, stores can be confident that planned deliveries will
actually happen.

Carton Contents

Every shipment is broken down by category and
SKU to help staff plan floor readiness (ticketing, folding, hanging) and assist visual teams planning store displays.

Carrier Friendly UI

Stores can prepare for carrier-specific processes such as delivery to the receiving dock versus through the front door.

How it works

Getting started with Descartes MacroPoint is easy and seamless—no matter how complex your network, or how big your objectives. Our dedicated success teams make it simple.

Albertsons Companies Success Story

“Because we’re dealing with fresh product, having real-time tracking is extremely important to ensure we’re managing our business effectively. Descartes MacroPoint gives us the opportunity, the technology and the partnership to work through the challenges of knowing what’s happening with loads in real-time. This allows us to make better buying and inventory decisions.”

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Matt Guerts

Corporate Traffic Manager, Albertsons Companies

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Descartes MacroPoint is purpose built to provide end-to-end visibility through every stage of the transportation journey, all from a single provider.