Are you negotiating a parcel shipping contract? FedEx and UPS made some significant changes to their rates and contracts for 2020, yet many businesses have yet to either know or understand what these changes are. For this reason – and many others – it’s critical for businesses to update their parcel carrier contracts, as well as gain more clarity to what exactly impacts their shipping efforts. Unfortunately, however, these efforts don’t always top to-do-lists – making it easier for carriers to increase their profits while shippers often spend more than they should.
When it comes to shipping, what do you want to gain other than your deliveries arriving safely from point A to point Z? If it’s to avoid surcharges and eliminate excess carrier fees, you’re in good company. When you negotiate your carrier contracts, be sure to consider all the factors that will be influenced when any changes are made. Incorporating a multi-carrier strategy into your shipping efforts can deliver a range of benefits – including enhanced transit time, increased pick-up and delivery locations, more favorable rates and more. Additionally, you welcome the opportunity to provide your customers with their preference of carriers – something not to overlook the value of.