How to Choose a Freight Forwarder
Choosing a freight forwarder is one of the most important elements of your business. The perfect freight forwarder will take all the stress out of your logistics process from start to finish, they will act on your behalf to liaise with customs agents, carriers, truckers, warehousing etc to ensure a smooth import or export. If anything goes wrong with your shipment, the freight forwarder will step in to see if they can resolve it.
Why Total Landed Costs Need to be Considered
Looking beyond freight rates could have beneficial impacts for your business. All businesses, when looking for to move product from A to B, want to know what the shipping costs are. But it isn't always easy. There are several factors that go into the total cost of moving a product. Freight costs can account for a large proportion of total costs, but they are not the only factor in the equation. Supply chain and shipping decisions should be based on total landed cost, rather than just the freight rate, meaning companies must utilise analytical tools to fully understand their business and its outgoings.