Quick-Ship Walk-in Freezers and Coolers Explained

When shopping around for a walk-in freezer or cooler you will find that price points can vary drastically between the different models. Pricing is determined by material type, the size of the unit, door type, and dozens of other options that can be nit-picked to determine the perfect walk-in cooler or freezer for your specific application. The downside to this approach are the higher production costs and increased production times that you will likely face when going the customized unit route. What about when you need just a standard unit all around, including door, size, etc? Well that is where Quick Ship models excel. Quick Ship walk-in coolers and freezers are designed in a way that uses standard sizes and parts so that they are not only cheaper to produce but also faster to turn around and ship. But how is this the case?


For starters, walk-in quick ship unit sizing is determined based on commonly purchased sizes for the majority of customers. This allows the quick-ship units to be pre-designed for fast, optimal manufacturing efficiency while also making it cost-effective to over produce and keep these common sized panels manufactured and in-stock. Mass producing and having inventory in stock for commonly used panel sizing allows for the quick-ship models to be more cost effective to the customers and for the units to be built / shipped to the customers more quickly. When you have custom sizing with the panels you see higher costs and longer delivery times due to the increased cost of materials along with the time required to set up and manufacture one-off sizing. 


Quick-ship units are often times pre-designed, which means that in most of these cases an engineer is not required for each and every unit design since the designs are already pre-made and approved by an engineer. There is no drafting and designing process for each order like you have when it is a custom-sized order, which adds significant time to the building process since these custom builds require an engineer to design from nothing. 


A pre-designed, pre-manufactured approach towards walk-in coolers and freezers allow for walk-in manufacturers to pass savings on to the customers. Just because the quick ship walk-in units are cheaper does not mean that they lack the quality and attention to detail when building like you would have with a customized unit. The reason that quick-ship units are able to be priced cheaper is due to a quicker manufacturing, pre-design layouts and designs that don’t require an engineer, and overall a more streamlined building process that makes these units easier and quicker to get built and shipped out. It should be noted though that quick-ship walk-in coolers and freezers may not be for everyone and every application, however if a standard sized, straight forward refrigeration or cooler application is what you need then you may be able to greatly benefit from the quick-ship models. HoodMart provides our customers with a wide range of walk-in coolers and freezers - as well as all walk-in accessories such as door hinges, kick plates, and light fixtures. HoodMart Walkin Coolers are Guaranteed To Pass ALL City & State Codes. ALL HoodMart® Walk-In Coolers and Freezers are UL Listed Panels and Doors, NSF Listed, EISA & U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Compliant, and Listed and Certified for all States, including City of Houston, State of Oregon, New York City. Custom Hurricane Approved Units Available. If you still have questions regarding the purchase of your walk-in cooler or freezer, please feel free to contact one of our experts today by calling us at 1.800.715.1014 or by contacting us through our live chat system.