Let’s say your company wants to import furniture from China. How would you go about trimming the shipping prices in route and at port? LA 24-7 Forwarder can offer general tips like negotiating with multiple carriers, using existing carrier accounts to prevent padding, and using packaging provided by the carrier. But, they are focused on the small business sector, which often overlooks the importance of the relationships a third-party logistics provider can provide to reduce the costs associated with air freight quotes.
At LA 24-7 Forwarder, air freight forwarding is more complex than simple tips can resolve. While we do negotiate and streamline the process naturally, we believe outsourcing your international shipping by allowing us to negotiate with the shipping companies can reduce the air freight quote by a significant amount. As your freight broker, we employ these 4 strategies in handling your air cargo in the most cost-effective manner.
1. Strategically Package Your Goods
We have agents specifically dedicated to packaging your goods in the most efficient manner. Some excellent tips include using pallets for more than 5 pieces or breaking down pallets for odd-sized packages that could go on multiple air freight forwarders. What we focus on is identifying the best strategy for you, regardless of the size of your shipment or company, and getting the lowest price to essentially come in below your budget.
2. Obtain Last Minute Airline Deals
Using several strategies, LA 24-7 Forwarder can also minimize wasted space on airlines and get a lower cost for doing so. It is kind of like finding that awesome flight deal on travel websites because airlines are simply looking to fill the remaining empty seats. We keep an eye on our transportation providers to determine how much they are carrying so we can be the first to jump on that empty space and save you the money and hassle of negotiating directly.
3. Integrate Local Charges Into Costs
By handling your air freight shipment from end-to-end, our experts can include local charges such as customs clearance, pick up, handling and screening into one packaged price. This enables LA 24-7 Forwarder to maximize the productivity of their global network of agents, and then pass the savings on to you. More importantly, the best strategy is to avoid surprises by contracting with us.
4. Gain Foresight With Tracking
The last thing you want is unexpected costs associated with delays or mishandling of your air cargo. By offering real-time tracking using the industry’s best software, LA 24-7 Forwarder can anticipate anything that may increase your cost. Without us, you’ll likely pay higher prices for mistakes not of your doing. But, with our insider knowledge and relationships, we can always negotiate with airlines to avoid additional handling fees. In other words, you really need us!
Call us at (800) 648-9889 for more details on our capabilities and experiences that enable us to offer the lowest shipping quotes for freight forwarding around the globe.