GSCSPL excels in the consolidation services from and to any point to point in the world with the support of a well-versed logistics network. Cargo consolidation is when multiple small shipments are combined into one truckload and forwarded to the same location. Basically, it is a multi-stop truckload shipment with several shipments that are picked up in a consolidation warehouse or distribution center and remain in the same truck until it reaches the final destination.
There is a well-built rule in breaking shipping costs, i.e. the bigger the load volume is, the lower the cost per unit. This enables shippers to combine their loads and share transportation costs. It can be hard to find a carrier that does consolidated shipping. However, a convenient shipping service provider can resolve this problem. Cargo consolidation is a good decision for shippers who regularly move goods headed in the same direction and is perfect for transporting fragile items since there is no extra handling of your product.
Whether you are deciding if the consolidated shipping matches your needs, partnering with GSCSPL will simplify the process for you. If you need any help with your shipment, contact our experts or get a free estimate on your load. Not only are there numerous advantages to freight consolidation in general, but there are actually multiple ways in which it can save you money. Perhaps the best news is that anyone that is using less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping can benefit from freight consolidation. The process will save your business money on the shipping end, thus making it more profitable, because the logistics are now more efficient.
These savings occur because you will share the cost of shipping because you will typically combine your freight with that of other companies on the same truck. No longer will you pay for empty truck space that you don’t use because you aren’t shipping enough product to fill the container. You will only pay for the space your cargo takes up and nothing more. By optimizing how you use space in the truck in partnerships with other companies who ship to the same region, your overall cost of shipping will be lowered. You’ll also save by getting bulk rates for your shipment should you be able to fill the entire truck yourself with multiple shipments of your own.
Things happen in shipping, it’s just a reality of doing business in which you ship products, but using freight consolidation can actually greatly reduce the risk involved. When you have systems in place and use an experienced shipper to handle your freight, your products will be in safer hands. And not only that — it will be in those hands less often, as there are fewer transfers involved in the shipment, meaning it won’t be handled as much as it would in other shipping methods. And it actually goes beyond safety too, freight consolidation comes with added reliability as well. Because your product is handled less, there is a lower risk that something will go missing, or be sent to the wrong delivery point. There is also less of a chance that something will interrupt your delivery and cause it to be late. This all adds up to happy customers on the other end of your shipment.
Using freight consolidation also gives you more control over your due dates and production schedules. You will also be able to manage the entire distribution chain either on your own, or through a logistics partner. Having more control over your shipment will notify you sooner, so things aren’t sent to the wrong destination. If your shipping partner discovers issues with your shipment, it will then fall to your provider to remedy the problem. This takes control of delivering your product out of your hands, and makes the process less efficient. By consolidating your shipment, you will implement quality control measures at a warehouse close to your retailers that will help reduce the chances your orders lose time or quality.
By shipping smarter and more efficiently, you will be able to build relationships with other companies, customers, and your carriers. First, you can establish relationships with other businesses that rely upon LTL shipping. Once you learn that another company sends a similar product or a similarly-sized load on the same schedule to a shared retailer, you can establish a shipping partnership that will help reduce the costs for both of you and build smarter loads. Using freight consolidation will also improve the flexibility of your shipping needs and make your orders more timely. Freight consolidation often offers faster transit times, as well as reducing wait times for transporting small loads.
Having your freight stored at a consolidation facility will have your products ready to go when they are needed for shipment. This improves your timeline and inventory flexibility, which your customers will appreciate should they require a change. Changes in orders can throw things into a real mess with other shipping options, but having your freight consolidated will not hinder your ability to get your products to your customers on a short turnaround.