Whether you’re a busy C-level executive working to improve your bottom line, or a Traffic Manager simply looking to improve efficiency, a 3PL company can be a great asset. Outsourcing the shipping management process to a third-party logistics company can take some of the stress out of running a business and help your customers get their products faster.
Why Outsource your Shipping Management?
Saving time and increasing efficiency are excellent reasons to outsource your entire shipping management process to a third-party logistics company. But there are many other compelling reasons for partnering up with a 3PL that will help improve your business processes.
Save Big on Software
Instead of investing in creating, managing, and improving your own proprietary transportation management system, consider choosing a reputable 3PL company with one of their own.
These software solutions are often offered as a free bonus when you outsource your shipping processes through a 3PL. Amrate, the Amware software, makes it easy to create and run custom reports, get real-time tracking information, and compare prices for different shipping routes.
Lower Associated Risk
Third-party logistics providers are trained to mitigate risk as much as possible. Between managing multiple carrier contracts and meeting all necessary safety regulations, 3PLs ensure shipments, warehouses, and any other liabilities are insured correctly.
Not only does your business not have to deal with the logistics of determining the what’s and how’s of the risk associated with shipping and warehousing, but you also don’t have to maintain the staff to take care of all of the logistics. Instead, a 3PL has trained staff that makes sure your products, shipments, and stored items are correctly covered.
Earn Shipping Discounts
3PL companies are large and work with large-scale companies with ample shipping needs. For this reasons, they’re able to negotiate special deals with parcel shipping companies, trucking companies, and warehousing companies that a single company of any scale might be able to manage.
The savings of those large-scale discounts are passed from the 3PL company onto customers like you. That means that by outsourcing to a 3PL, you can often save on the cost of moving your merchandise from manufacturing to customer, and everywhere in between.
Learn More About Outsourcing to a 3PL
Changes to federal policies, uncertainty of the future political climate, and the rising costs of doing business are all fresh on the mind of a busy shipper. Whether you’re looking at increasing efficiency or lowering the cost of your supply chain process, a 3PL can help you get the job done right.
At Amware, we strive to make your job easier. From negotiating better contracts with shipping carriers to getting you the right warehouse location to get the biggest bang for your buck, we’ll be with you through it all. To learn more about Amware and the logistics services we offer, contact our team, or sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amrate, the best LTL software in the business.