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Discounted Shipping Service/Company through LTL/Freight and Ground

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by Phriznik, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. Phriznik

    Phriznik Newbie

    Jun 13, 2015
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    I've learned a lot from the site in a short time and would like to give back. I know it's hard for small businesses or the "little guy" to ship inexpensively. I've been in the drop shipping and manufacturing business for 15+ years now. The last few years I have taken control of my shipping which has saved me a ton of money.

    We ship out numerous large crates and small packages daily. What I've found is a 3PL that has beaten 94% of my direct quotes (direct with Old Dominion, Fedex Freight, ConWay, Estes, USF, etc) and 90% of my ground shipments with UPS/Fedex, and 100% of my overnight and 2-3day shipments. I just shipped a large package yesterday across country overnight for $55 as an example.

    Is this service for you? If you ship quite a bit and:

    • If you are looking for a way to ship to your customers for less than you are paying now, this company can help.
    • If you have been stuck shipping small items because you can't find a way to ship larger items to residences cost effectively - this is your solution.
    • If you want a company who can line up your shipments and handle everything for your customer - this company can help.

    To give an example we ship roughly 10-20 LTL shipments daily. I save now around $100 or more a shipment. Ground shipments I save roughly 13% over my current rates. So if you spend $250k a year on UPS/Fedex you could save $25-30k or more depending on your current discounted rates. On our high end freight shipments we insure our shipments and claims are paid within a couple weeks on average if there is any damage.

    They can ship to residential areas, to nearest terminal, business to business, etc. Options for liftgate, insured shipping, etc. As of right now the white glove quotes are a bit high, but they should be lower in the next few months.

    I am not offering this service myself, I'm just offering to help others out by putting them in contact with this 3PL who has agreed to accepting more clients. PM me with your contact information (preferably email) and I will put you in contact with the 3PL for quotes/information/answers to any questions you may have.

    This 3PL is USA based and specializes in shipments within North America/Canada, though he has shipped to Norway, England and Australia a few times for us as well.