PromotionalDirect: Special merchandising

Trust Direct to meet the demanding needs of your promotional programs by getting your special merchandise in store, on time

PromotionalDirect is Direct Distribution’s promotional programs solution that is focused on optimizing your promotional surge requirements without interrupting your routine supply chain. Our 1.2 million square feet of warehousing space is strategically located across Canada’s major centres in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Toronto to put you closer to your points of sale. Our deep expertise with promotional programs enables Direct Distribution to offer you a rapid deployment solution for minimal investment.

Industries served include:

  • Advertising Materials
  • Auto Parts
  • General Merchandise
  • Health & Beauty
  • Sporting Goods Industry

A seamless system for seamless service

Direct’s order processing systems and capacity ensure same day shipping and next day delivery. Direct backs this up with “rush order” services, including immediate pickup availability. Promotional Direct manages the distinct handling needs, coordination with your sales and marketing, routing guide compliance and tight deadline requirements of your special merchandising programs. Direct’s order management system and full range of EDI connectivity options provide you with the visibility to protect you against lost revenue from in store out-of-stock and expensive overstock situations. Direct’s breadth of experience, existing infrastructure and our negotiated carrier rates provide you with the most cost-effective, variable cost solution.

TRUST Direct

Direct Distribution’s breadth of experience, existing infrastructure and our negotiated courier rates provide you with the most cost-effective, variable cost replenishment solution.

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  • Providing your business with an end-to-end promotional program solution without disrupting your regular supply chain

    Order Management

    • Purchase Order Management
    • Inbound Logistics
    • EDI, Flat File, XML Interfaces
    • Real-time Order Status Visibility
    • Sales & Marketing Coordination
    • Back Order Management
    • Peak Demand Capabilities

    Inventory Management

    • Management at Purchase Order Level
    • Robust Inventory Control
    • Break Bulk Services
    • Real-time Inventory Visibility
    • Daily Inventory Snapshots
    • DOS Warning Reports

    Order Assembly

    • Pallet, Case & Unit Level
    • Multi-SKU Fulfillment at Purchase Order Level
    • Promotional Package Kitting
    • Packaging & Labeling
    • Store-Ready Display Assembly
    • Routing Guide Compliance


    • Full Canadian Coverage
    • Truckload, LTL & Dedicated Transport
    • Pre-negotiated Carrier Rates
    • Transport Rate Shopping
    • Prescheduled Dispatch