Keeping Your Shipping Costs to a Minimum
Worried about keeping costs to an absolute minimum at every turn? You’re not alone. Shipping costs can be one of the biggest expenses for companies and organizations large and small, but there is something you can do about it now. These tips can help improve your bottom line.
• Consolidate: While this is a bit tougher in medical shipping than it is in many other industries, typically the more you can group together in one shipment, the lower your costs are going to remain. Just remember to follow guidelines for tissue and liquid sample shipping should they apply to your package.
• Implement Internal Logistics: Express costs can get out of control fairly quickly. If you have an internal logistics protocol in place to keep those express expenses to an absolute minimum and those emergencies out of the equation, your shipping costs are going to be reduced dramatically. Just be sure that you implement it on a company-wide basis so that everyone understands what you’re trying to do and why you want to do it.
• Find the Right Shipping Company: Not everyone will give you the same quote, and while you certainly need to factor in other concerns, like your shipping provider’s experience within your industry, comparing prices needs to be somewhere on your list. You can talk to big guys like Fed Ex and UPS, but the chances are good that you’re going to get better prices and better services through smaller companies like Ship Critical every single time.
To learn more about how we can help you keep your shipping costs to a minimum, contact us today for a free quote.