Many things demand consideration when you own a business. One of the most important and often overlooked areas is shipping costs. Happily, there are many ways to cut shipping costs that not everyone takes advantage of. Here are twelve:
1. Packing basics
Sometimes saving money on shipping costs is as simple as being more proficient with packing procedures. This can be done through improved communication between the client and the freight broker in developing a packing plan.
2. Size really matters
Instead of using the larger freight carrier size of 40′, you can opt for a 20′ container to save both space and money. This can only be done if the cargo is packed expertly. With cases of bulk shipments, the larger carrier may suit your needs better. [Read more…]