Four Methods for Reducing Small Business Shipping Costs

Written by Small Business Magazine on November 17th, 2017. Posted in Broker software, Load board integration, Ltl shipments

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Small businesses often face unique challenges in the business industry. Shipping challenges especially can be difficult when you are just starting out. You do not qualify for the same volume discounts as businesses with larger number orders do. You aren?t able to fill shipping trucks with the full load, meaning you rely on others shipping prices and timelines. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome these small business shipping challenges.

Pass on shipping charges to the customer

Newer businesses sometimes pass on at least a part of the shipping charges. Depending on the type of product, some customers are willing to pay a shipping charge. If you can get a good manufacturing cost of your products, you can also offer a better product price to your customers. Cover a portion o