You Don’t Need To Be a Large Parcel Shipper to Benefit from This Shipping Advice

An article in Operations & Fulfillment advises its readers not to put all their eggs in one basket. “Experts advise large shippers to invest in “multi-carrier parcel manifesting systems”. What does that mean? In layman’s terms, it means that you should use more than one package carrier.

Most small businesses pay 50% more than larger shippers because they don’t compare rates among multiple carriers. It is like flying with just one airline; no single airline is the best airline for flying to different locations. In package shipping, it is no different.

Taylor’s Tip #2: “Compare different services from various carriers.”

If you only ship a few packages a week, you may think that this advice does not apply to you but no single carrier will be the best carrier for all of your needs.

If you live in an area that offers regional carriers, you should check them out. Sometimes regional carriers can offer more options at a significant savings. If you don’t have a regional carrier in your neck of the woods, at a minimum, you should compare the cost of shipping your package between the U S Post Office and at least one national carrier, like FedEx, DHL, or UPS.

This simple method of comparing rates between multiple package carriers will insure that you are not wasting money on shipping.

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