However, when you consolidate LTL freight shipments, the savings become immediately more impressive.As the example following shows, by consolidating three 300-pound shipments into one 900-pound freight shipment, the shipper was able to save 25 percent, or 4.24, on their freight shipping expense.A little communication can often go a long way toward small business savings Brought to you by Partner Ship, the company that manages the PMPA Shipping Program and recent recipient of NASTC’s “Best Broker” status.For more information or to enroll, visit Partner Ship.com/28PMPA, or email [email protected] Consolidation provides greater transportation, timeline, and inventory flexibility in your business, as well.
Consolidation provides a lot of flexibility and options when you’re planning your upcoming shipments.
As the example below shows, one 30-pound small package shipped via Fed Ex produces a 27 percent expense reduction over shipping two separate small packages, netting almost in savings.
When it comes to small package shipping, these savings (although seemingly small) definitely add up over time.
In this case, you’d be able to place several smaller unit orders and combine them into a full container.
For some businesses, consolidation can help keep the identity of your supplier or manufacturer a secret.
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By combining cargo, you’re also able to order from suppliers who wouldn’t normally sell minimum quantities internationally (like a Chinese manufacturer).