Ice suppliers are more than simple ice sellers and can wear many hats, from ice manufacturer selling wholesale ice to ice distributors shipping ice to all of the retail stores in a business’s primary retail region. Ice manufacturers collaborate with the end business customer at times, transforming the business into an ice manufacturer and distributor for the ice supplier in times of high demand.
Ice from ice suppliers is a product many business use differently, from refrigeration to decoration. Most businesses rely on one primary form of ice, packaged, block or dry ice as an integral part of the business. Leverage the many offerings of ice manufacturers to create a competitive advantage for the business in terms of shipping across country with dry ice over several days to creating elaborate table settings from pure blocks of ice. When choosing ice suppliers, consider these options:
1. Select packaged ice or ice manufacturing equipment to fit the business need.
2. Find ice manufacturing business specializing in block ice or sculptures.
3. Determine whether the business benefits from using dry ice.
Locate volume packaged ice manufacturers or machinesIce manufacturers selling packaged ice deal in large volumes to make a profit. Many develop patented forms of packaging and further merchandise packaged ice in cooperation with retailers. Manufacturing the ice in-house for the business to use or sell requires ice machines with great capacity.
Order block ice from wholesale ice suppliersEspecially for event planning, marketing, or wedding planning businesses, block ice sculptures add value to the events. Ice manufacturers sell 25 to 300 pound blocks of ice and some sell completed sculptures.
Choose an ice manufacturing business specializing in manufacturing dry iceDry ice is ideal for food processing and service industries. Due to its low temperature, minus 109 degrees Fahrenheit, and little clean up, dry ice is useful in many different businesses and is easy to ship throughout the country.
- To achieve optimal delivery, use an ice manufacturer with distribution network that mirrors your sales regions.