Welcome 2020. A brand-new year, new opportunities and time to make some New Year’s resolutions. As your premier industrial shipping company specializing in packing and crating, we would like to share the following New Year’s resolutions to help you with all your shipping needs.
Watch your Weight
If you have been looking at last year’s shipping budget and trying to see places where your business can be more efficient while at the same time reduce costs, then this is the New Year’s resolution for you. Every year the cost of shipping increases due to a wide range of factors. If you are not accurately weighing your freight, then chances are you are overpaying.
Here’s the Deal:
This year, be more proactive when it comes to measuring the dimensions and weight of your freight. You may just be pleasantly surprised by how much money this saves your business.
Stick with your Carrier
Regardless of what type of business you are in, having a reliable carrier that you can trust is imperative. A trusted carrier will ensure that your freight:
- is handled properly on all its shipping stages.
- arrives on time and undamaged at its destination.
- can accommodate even the toughest shipping, crating or packing needs in a timely and professional manner.
Know Your Needs
Everyone’s freight is different and thus everyone’s shipping requirements are different. Take the time to review the needs of your freight and if all these needs are being met. Don’t be afraid to review these requirements with your shipping company and see if there are any alterations or ways to make both the shipping and the process more cost and time efficient. When reviewing your needs, be sure to ask the following important questions:
- Where are your consumers located geographically? Your shipping methods will vary greatly depending upon the answer to this question.
- Do your shipments require tracking? Solid communication and real time tracking can give your customers extra reassurance as well as updates as to where their freight is.
When it comes to your businesses shipping needs, you should never be complacent. Always try to monitor the aspects of each shipment and continue to be in constant communication with your carrier to ensure customer satisfaction.
These simple New Year’s resolutions will have your shipping department running more efficient in 2020 and may even save you a few dollars. If you would like more information on any of these resolutions or ideas on how to better ship your freight, please contact us today. Our professional and friendly staff would love to be a part of your shipping network and look forward to working with you soon.
Happy New Year’s from the Cratex Group.