Many companies are resigned to the fact that when you export products with plastic pallets, you are bound to incur some charges but what they don’t know is that there are many ways to reduce the charges so that they don’t cost as much. In case you are interested, you will find some of the strategies below to make it more cost effective when you send your plastic export pallets over to their destinations the next time around.
You can try to fill it each shipment as much as possible
If you are planning to send your products overseas or to another state in your country repeatedly, it make sense to try and fill up each shipment as much as possible before you send them, especially if they are all going to the same destination. This is because logistics companies often charge based on each trip they have to make between your location to the destination.
When you fill up each shipment, you are reducing the number of trips the logistics company has to send the plastic pallets loaded with your products which ultimately means more savings in your pocket. Never try to send just a few pallets each time because the more trips you have to pay for, the less money you will have.
You need to shop around for the best offer on the market
This may seem like a no-brainer but it is a fact that many companies do not stop to consider the fact that they should do some research on the market for the best offer before they pay for their logistic services. In the world of logistics, competition is often very high and different companies are constantly trying to outdo one another by offering competitive pricing to customers.
What you should do before you bring out your wallet is to first look at the top 3 logistics companies that are out there on the market and request for a quotation from each of them. Once you have all the information you need, such as payment required, terms of payment, time of delivery, etc. you will be able to make a better purchasing decision.
You can get your customers to pay for the shipment
It is not uncommon for companies to pass the transportation charges to the customer when they export products using plastic pallets to them. Sure, your customers may complain about it but that won’t matter as long as you let them know about it early on during the negotiations. By not having to pay for logistics, this ensures that your company will be able to save money for each and every shipment the customer makes from now on!