Visualize carriers and pool operators to substantially lower distribution costs

Take advantage of significant cost reduction and service benefits with robust tools designed for the retail sector.

Descartes MacroPoint’s Pool Distribution enables companies to track outbound freight from a distribution center (DC), consolidator or DC bypass facility to a third party transportation provider, in and out of that transportation provider’s terminal, and through to store delivery.

Logistics solutions that drive retail success

We provide the management and visibility solutions to help improve coordination between retailers and their logistics service providers to improve store delivery performance.

Leverage the network effect to reduce transportation costs while improving delivery frequency.

Increased tracking capabilities

Track every item from DC to store to reduce loss and claims. Gain store delivery visibility for a comprehensive view of shipments.

Dynamic ETAs

Save an exceptional amount of manual effort by automatically understanding when your shipments will arrive.

Improve labor planning

Real-time delivery visibility at the store to improve labor planning and visual merchandising, ultimately lowering costs and saving time.

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.


Pool distribution is one of the many solutions the Descartes MacroPoint team uses to help our clients improve performance and reduce costs.

With constant freight challenges our platform will help execute the right pool distribution strategy for your supply chain and that will leave a lasting impact in production and execution.

Store delivery network management

Mode-agnostic solution to coordinate processes, communicate with providers, control inventory, and provide network visibility and reporting for store distribution.

Single source of truth

One source of delivery performance truth for retailers and pool providers.

Pool provider management

Carton/pallet scanning, cross dock optimization, inventory tracking and proof-of-delivery and claims management solution for logistics service providers

Real-time store visibility

Enhance store labor planning and visual merchandising through SKU level visibility of expected incoming shipments.

Remote inventory management

Our systems work continuously behind the scenes while you run your business, which means actionable data insights are always available at a moment’s notice.

Energy Transportation Success Story

“Descartes MacroPoint elevates our performance to deliver a higher standard of service for customers and carriers alike. By replacing our incumbent visibility solution with Descartes, we gained greater buy-in from our carrier community and better system stability, which resulted in enhanced carrier compliance and more reliable freight visibility for all of our customers”

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David Grassi

VP Operations NA, ENERGY Transportation Group

Learn more about our enterprise solutions

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