A growing business shouldn’t be tied down by frustrating freight shipping limitations. By partnering with a third-party logistics provider (3PL), you can gain access to a host of tools to help you expand your shipping as your business grows.
Learn a few of the ways you can scale up your freight shipping to meet the needs of your growing business — and how a 3PL can help you through the process:
Leverage advanced technology
When you work with a 3PL, you also get access to their transportation management system (TMS). If you are spending too much time negotiating carrier rates for your freight shipping, a TMS could help you save valuable time as the amount of freight you ship increases. A TMS like Unishippers’ Freight Manager™ can save you time by instantly comparing rates and delivery options tailored to your unique business needs. Freight Manager also gives you valuable insights into your business shipping by helping you track shipments, control inventory and view important information like your average freight shipping costs.
Consider multiple modes of transport
As your business expands and your freight shipping needs change, you may require a new shipping option — or even a combination of new options! Whether by truck, train, boat or plane, a 3PL can help you choose the freight delivery type that’s right for your growing business. Choosing the appropriate mode will help ensure you don’t spend unnecessary shipping dollars on inefficient delivery methods.
Get expert advice
It’s clear that working with a 3PL gives you access to a variety of important tools for scaling your freight shipping, but one of the most valuable tools is their team of shipping experts. With so much to think about as your business develops, you may not have time to stay current on the ins and outs of the shipping industry. Luckily, a good 3PL will stay up-to-date on industry best practices and can even provide you with a customized plan to optimize your freight shipping as your company grows.
Your business needs a freight shipping strategy that can expand with your company — not one that limits your ability to grow. With a network of carriers, a multitude of service options and a dedicated team of experts standing by to help, look no further than Unishippers to help you optimize your business shipping.
Contact Unishippers today to learn how we can take your freight shipping solutions to the next level.
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Freight Class Tips to Know
When you schedule a shipment without first determining the proper freight class, there’s a good chance your shipping quote won’t match your final invoice. By taking time to understand the freight classification system, you’ll be able to classify your freight correctly and avoid surprises down the road.