Choosing the Best Freight Forwarding Company

These days, it has become quite easy to find international shipping companies. In fact, you can find multiple companies with a simple Google search.. However, this does not mean it has become easier to find a company which provides high-quality services at affordable prices. In order to find such a company, you need to consider a lot of important things. In this post, we will give you some basic tips about how to find a freight forwarding company suitable for you.

Free Quotes- The first thing you want to do when trying to find a freight forwarding company is to get free quotes from a few companies you think reputable. Believe it or not, there are a lot of websites out there that are scams. Be sure to do your research when you think you found the right company.  

Pickup Point - It is always better to choose a freight company near the pickup point. If the pickup point is not close, the company may not give priority to your delivery. In fact, you may have to wait until the company has an empty truck in that particular area. Also, if the company has to travel a lot of distance to pick up your load, it may significantly increase its price. On the other hand, when you find a freight forwarding company nearby, you will get a quicker delivery at a reasonable price. So, choosing a reputable company with branches or tie ups in multiple locations is usually the best choice. 

Additional Charges - You should ask the freight company if there would be any additional charges. You should also consider cross country toll charges, laws and guidelines. There are usually always customs and port fees. Be sure these fees are mentioned upfront so they don’t come up as a surprise.

Small vs Big Companies 

Many people choose a freight forwarding company on the basis of its size. People think big companies are always better. However, there are many big companies which do not offer the best services or prices. Small companies need to be competitive and customer-oriented. So, smaller companies are more willing to negotiate prices. Small companies also develop better relationships with their clients and thus, take care of your shipment until it has been safely delivered.