For smaller companies’ freight forwarding using a company, like Sneddens, will cut costs in your business, improve service and provide all the know-how on how to deliver goods on a more global scale. Here we take a more in-depth look into the benefits your small business may have when using a freight forwarding company.

Save Time And Money

A world-class freight forwarder will save you a lot of time, money and frustration in the long run. By using a freight forwarder, you will no longer need to contact a separate truck carrier, customs agent, air or sea carrier. While you’ll still have full control over your shipments, you won’t have the headache and time-consuming task of vetting carriers and comparing prices. You’ll have one vendor and one point of contact which also means you are dealing with one bill instead of several different invoices. Freight forwarding companies are a one stop shop!

 

 More Freight Options Available

Working with a freight forwarder also means you have access to a much wider variety of transportation services, designed more specifically to suit your shipping requirements. They are able to offer services to small businesses that would usually be difficult for small business to ascertain not to mention find financially straining on their own. They offer complete flexibility over your delivery choices whether its door-to-door or airport-to-airport and have all the knowledge, advice and guidance necessary to help you decide on the most cost effective and efficient way of shipping your goods.

 

Help Extend Your Network

The ability to use a freight forwarder’s network is also very appealing to small businesses. Small companies can gain a presence internationally much quicker these days with the help of a freight forwarding company. They can often avoid investing their own assets, by working with a larger freight forwarding company who already has overseas warehousing and shipping technologies in place. One thing to remember though if you’re wanting to utilise this area, is to always make sure you do your research, it’s important to evaluate the forwarders networks carefully before deciding. Things to consider are whether they have arrangements with suppliers and transport providers in the city you would like to do business and how much global reach they have.

 

International Business Knowledge

Small companies will also benefit from freight forwarders knowledge of international trading rules and regulations. They can cover off potential issues such as documentation, taxes and duties, which airline to call and what packaging to use. All of which can be a real headache to small business owners. Another challenge small business owners often face is keeping up with the changing regulations of the international trade game. Changes can take place daily and it’s important to know which countries have made changes to their importing/exporting regulations. Failing to be on top of these changes can be expensive, shipments might be delayed, incur storage charges, or even have to be re-exported.

 

For more information on the benefits of freight forwarding and how it may help your business, talk to Sneddens Global Logistics today. Their team of experts are on hand to help you find the best way to get your goods from door-to-door. Call them on 0800 76 33 33 or email info@sneddens.co.nz now!