There are different situations that can occur when it comes to freight shipping mistakes, such as poor packaging and missed pickups. The good news is most freight shipping mistakes are avoidable. Here are four common freight shipping mistakes and how to avoid them.
1. Approximating Weight
You should always weigh your items before shipping them. Many people avoid weighing certain items because they believe they can measure items with their eyes or use the information the customer provides. Neglecting to properly weigh your freight is a guaranteed way to incur higher shipping costs and incorrectly classify your freight. To avoid improper weighing issues with your freight, set time aside to gather hard data.
2. Incorrect Billing Information
Incorrect billing information creates pandemonium in a warehouse, for the carrier, and customer. The bill of lading (BOL) is the shipping ID card for your freight. Without this critical piece of information, you don’t have a receipt for your goods and your shipment is stuck. Misplacing billing information is another common issue that occurs with freight shipping. To avoid mishaps with billing information, keep everything in one place. It’s a good idea to store important credentials digitally and double-check the information. Digitally storing information provides quick access to a variety of essential credentials.
3. Incorrect Packaging
Incorrect and poor packaging is the primary cause of damaged goods. Although you don’t have control of how goods are handled during transit, you can control the level of protection the shipment has. To prevent damage caused by incorrect packaging, follow the freight packaging guidelines your company recommends. Make sure you always use the proper materials for shipping to maintain the shipment’s value and prevent damage.
4. Overpaying for Freight
Overpaying for freight shipping takes unnecessary money away from your business and puts extreme pressure on pricing in an already competitive sales environment. Having a third-party logistics (3PL) team can help you cut costs on freight shipping and provide a plethora of other benefits.
How Can TALG Help?
At TALG, advanced logistics and personalized support are our specialties. We know how essential freight shipping is for your business, so we make sure you have access to everything you need in one location. As our customer, you’ll receive:
- Discounted shipping rates
- Same-day order fulfillment
- Dedicated client support
- Personalized services
- 100% accurate fulfillment
- Free trade zone
- Inline parcel scanner to insure correct dimensional weight (a critical requirement for accurate freight cost calculation)
- In house packaging design and sourcing
Also as a valued customer, you have access to our value-added services (VAS). These services include:
- Dry cleaning
- RFID chips and price tickets
- Garment on hanger
- Hemming and embroidery
We are dedicated to helping you take your business to the next level with professional freight shipping. It’s time for you to take control of your business and see your hard work pay off. Contact us now to learn more about our freight shipping advantages.