One of the most important parts of running a business is shipping your products. You must find reliable shipping that gets to the destination on time and in a good condition. This sounds simple, but it can get more and more complicated as your business grows. Learn how to keep shipping costs down by learning how the costs are determined and how to save money on your commercial shipping. Factors that Determine Commercial Shipping Costs
21 January 2018
Right now, your company might be using traditional trucking methods as a means of shipping freight. However, you might find that going with intermodal trucking, which combines trucks and rail as a means of shipping your products, is a wise financial move. With an intermodal company, your items will be packed into containers that can then be put on trains for the rest of their journey. These are a few signs that you might want to look into this for your freight-related needs:
1 October 2017
When you have storage containers loaded and waiting for transport, they can be potential targets for theft. Would-be criminals may want to access the valuable contents inside, so you'll want to take extra measures to secure your inventory. Fortunately, there are several ways you can do this. Here are some of the many options you may want to consider. Security Fencing If you don't already have security fencing around the perimeter of your facility, you may want to consider installing it.
7 September 2017
Whether you are shipping products across town or around the world, you need packaging that will protect your product and ensure that it gets to your customer in working order. If you need to ship something but a standard shipping box just won't get the job done, you may need to consider custom packaging solutions. There are a lot of options for you and even companies offering custom construction of packaging for your product.
25 June 2017
If you've ordered a supply of medication online, be it from an online pharmacy or your own pharmacy's mail order service, you need to store the medication properly to ensure it stays effective. Medication can take a little abuse, but overall, it doesn't last that long when not stored in proper conditions. While you might know to store refrigerated meds in the refrigerator and other meds in a cabinet, there are additional pitfalls that can make storing medications more complicated.
31 March 2017
A freight broker is an intermediary in the shipping process. These professionals help companies who have items to ship find carriers who are willing to provide the service. Working with a freight broker can improve your shipping processes, but if you want to maximize the services to boost your working capital, there are a few specific tips you should keep in mind when choosing your broker. 1. Choose a freight broker who works in your niche.
9 August 2016
If you run your own online small craft business, you might be trying to figure out an inexpensive way to ship your goods. As a one-person show, you don't have a loss-prevention department, and you might not even be making enough money yet to break even. It's important that your items are shipped right the first time so you don't lose money or customers. Here are some tips for properly mailing your goods on a tight budget.
19 April 2016