Outbound freight can be shipped different ways, with transit time as short as a day via Air, or 3 weeks via ocean freight for large scale orders. The majority of our orders ship UPS Ground, with a 3 – 6 business day transit time. Costs as a percentage of the order are very reasonable, and especially so with our freight allowances. See SHIPPING for details.
Our lead time to ship smaller, standard fixture orders is often a few days. Larger orders or those requiring acid finishing or plating may take 2 or 3 weeks, while custom orders may be longer. Every effort is given to provide an accurate lead time initially, and we realize the value and future implications of meeting that deadline.
While some fixtures are on the shelf, the majority of our fixtures are made to order. We stock components, which allow us to turn fixtures around quickly. We have blanket orders with our suppliers for releases at either set times or as demand necessitates. As long as we have the fixture components, we can turn on a dime and do whatever it takes (including overtime) to get an order out by a promised date.
Inbound freight is a very small portion of Beachside’s overall costs. We have good arrangements with our suppliers to minimize the cost to our LA based freight forwarders. Many ship at no charge because of the quantities. In addition, the majority of our freight bill is ocean freight, but that is based upon volume, not weight. Since we typically deal with heavy but small items, our cost is minimized.