PARCEL & SMALL PACKAGE SHIPPING

Parcel & Small Package shipping

Modern shippers face more risks than the industry ever imagined. Over seventy percent of shippers believe the main focus for small package shipping is cutting costs. Over thirty-five percent are concerned with their ability to meet delivery timelines, and the ability to track and trace packages has become part of the equation for most customers and the overwhelming majority of shippers. Yet, shippers can reduce costs in small package shipping by following these best practices.

The simplest way to cut all costs down is not overpaying for services. While this may seem obvious, shippers have a tendency to overpay carriers between 1 and 3 percent, as reported by Lojistic. Shippers must audit all carrier invoices, but since this process is quite time-consuming, the best practice is to use a transportation management system that completes auditing automatically. Shippers who engage with Logistics Titans are provided with access to our small package shipping transportation management system. Allowing them with the ability to audit every phase of the shipping process.

Shippers often do not consider how different modes of shipping should be involved in small package shipping. It is customary for small packages to be shipped to various areas, it seems easy to pay for shipping of each item. Another benefit of your transportation management system allows for small shipments to be compared for cost savings. A Logistics Titans team member provides this service for our customers.

Shippers often do not consider how different modes of shipping should be involved in small package shipping. It is customary for small packages to be shipped to various areas, it seems easy to pay for shipping of each item. Another benefit of your transportation management system allows for small shipments to be compared for cost savings. A Logistics Titans team member provides this service for our customers.

It seems like small packages can fit anywhere, so they should be able to be sent on the smallest truck. The ability to consolidate small shipments makes them perfect for less-than-truckload (LTL) and consolidated full truckload shipping. Our truckload and LTL department at Logistics Titans work hand in hand to ensure that you are securing the best pricing for shipments.

If a small shipper negotiates shipping options with carriers, it should not mean the small shipper is under the control of the bigger partner. These shippers need to work on making their markets competitive by growing customer bases and increasing accountability throughout the organization. As a result, the larger carrier will be more inclined to provide lower rates if volumes are expected to increase. Overview of LTL shipping services.

Shippers who understand what dimensional pricing is, how its models perform against customary, class-based shipping models, understand how to apply the principles of dimensional pricing to increase profits. This helps to eliminate unforeseen changes in the pricing model in the future. To learn more about dimensional pricing schedule a call with a Logistics Titans support team member, contact us.

The “Large Carriers” are focused on global transit, regional carriers can give your customers the service and prices needed to be competitive in smaller markets. Allowing you to generate competition between big and small carriers, delivering cost savings for shippers.

Air shipping may seem like the obvious choice for getting products to consumers as quickly as possible. However, air shipping may not be the ideal solution. Shippers should inquire about the delivery guarantees on all small package shipments.

Incorrect address or shipping information is the biggest issue for the majority of problems with delivery schedules. Your package may be directed to the incorrect regional center and delivered to the wrong address. Shipments to countries outside of the U.S. need to follow address standardization for each specific area, which are kept by the Universal Postal Union.

Each shipment should be packaged carefully to reduce the risk of broken or damaged items. Condensing shipments into the smallest package possible, with the items placed in an appropriate filler material to prevent damage.

Shippers must ensure all small packages adhere to restrictions and hazard requirements at the time of packaging. If you are the shipper, your organization could be compromised if you allow a single restricted product to cause countless damages to other products and.

Extra work is the bane of small packages. Small packages require more details for each shipment, you can eliminate extra work in small packaging as well. Instead of picking-to-tote, pick-to-box to remove the possibility of mistaken shipments or missing items.

All packages should adhere to the packaging requirements for the respective carrier. This may include the taping of all seams or adding three standard lines of tape across both the top and bottom parts of a box. It’s clear that shippers are moving toward small packaging shipping, and an increasing number of customers are ordering individual items online and in the store. Although small packaging traditionally represents an increased cost to the shipper, shippers can avoid these risks and achieve a positive return on investment by following these best practices in all small packaging shipments.

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