Making shipping arrangements can be stressful, and it’s also sometimes expensive. This is the last thing you want when you’re delivering your goods to make money, but spending more money than you need to is irritating at any time. Fortunately, when it comes to delivering your goods, there are lots of ways to save money. You just have to know how to do it.
One of the best ways to save money on your freight quote is to get in touch with a freight forwarder. A freight forwarder will be able to match you up with a service which suits your needs whilst still getting you a discount so you don’t have to sacrifice quality of service to save money. Freight forwarders have much more negotiation power with shipping companies than customers alone because they have the power to bring in enough customers for the companies to beat their competition. They have good connections with lots of shipping companies and will recommend them to customers in return for discounts.
Freight forwarders will make all the arrangements for you and deal with road, sea and air freight services, but if you are going to use one it is best to be flexible. Most companies would much rather offer discounts on unsold cargo space at the last minute then leave it unsold, so if you can ship your goods at any time, you could make a big saving in this way. There are also certain days which are cheaper to ship on than others, which your freight forwarder will advise you about. You can also save money by being available all day on the pickup day, because scheduled morning or afternoon pickups usually cost extra.
The best way to get the lowest quote possible is to shop around for the lowest one you can find before getting in touch with a freight forwarder. This way, there’s no way you’ll be able to find anything lower than what the freight forwarder offers you. They can only go by the price you’ve already been given, and the lower it is, the lower the price they’ll have to beat.
Whilst a freight forwarder can save you money on your sea, road or air freight quote, there are things you can do yourself to bring the cost down even more. Your packages will be measured to the widest and tallest points and you’ll be charged according to these measurements. If your packages are shaped irregularly, then you could end up paying a lot of money to ship nothing but air. The best thing to do with irregular packages is pack them tightly together inside a box. This way you will only be paying for space which is occupied.
If you have goods to ship and you wan tot make sure you are getting the best deal available, get in touch with a freight forwarder now for great discounts and a best price promise. They’ll take all the stress out of the process for you so all you have to do is be home for the pick up.