Canton has distribution services available. These are companies that specialize in transporting materials or consignments from one place to another. These can both be large consignments, or individual parcels. They can be received from common carrier, ocean freight container and small package carriers. The merchandise is then sorted and shipped to the locations. This provides a third party logistics solution to manage a shipment and enable it to reach its final destination. Outsourcing this part of the business helps streamline resource utilization and cost effectiveness. Using a third party provider of solutions improves customer satisfaction and retention, reduced staffing and operating costs, ability to invest more time and money on core operations and better warehouse management. The service can use various transport options, such as air, sea or land. The charges depend on the amount of consignment, as well as the distance covered.