How To Become a Shipper of Choice
Small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) just like you are always on the lookout for cost savings and ways to ship more efficiently. Many have seen great success by taking the required steps to become a shipper of choice. There is no official certification involved, but there are many ways you can strengthen your carrier relationships to ensure your shipments are moved and meet deadlines.
What is a shipper of choice?
Shippers of choice are simply those companies that are willing to put in the extra effort to make it easier for carriers to do their jobs. After all, carriers can be picky and choose who they do and don't do business with. If you are seen as a shipper that creates roadblocks and has a negative impact on a carrier's bottom line, you might find it difficult to find carriers that are willing to work with you and accommodate your special requests.
In our e-guide, How To Be a Shipper of Choice (and Why It Is Important), we dive into 10 ways you can reinforce your relationship with both freight and parcel carriers and keep your products moving and on deadline. Tips that we cover include:
- Pay fees and bills on time — every time.
- Don't let dwell time slow carriers down.
- Treat the relationship like it's a partnership.
- Properly package and palletize shipments.
- Partner with a 3PL for strategic assistance.
You will also learn why Unishippers is an industry-leading, third-party logistics (3PL) company that can help you on your quest to strengthen carrier relationships and become a shipper of choice.
Unishippers is your one-stop shop for all your parcel and freight shipping needs!
For more than 30 years, Unishippers has helped SMB shippers navigate the supply chain with top parcel and freight solutions. We are part of the largest non-retail authorized reseller of UPS® in the nation and have curated a freight carrier network of 75+ less-than-truckload (LTL) and 85,000+ full truckload (FTL) carriers. Plus, our franchise teams provide top customer support solutions and industry expertise to help manage your shipping.