If you are a company, no matter how big or small, you must have or are working with the freight brokers. We know how important it is to successfully manage the import and export. Dealing with customs and waiting for shipments to be cleared for entry can be time-consuming and that’s where freight broker comes to your rescue saving your precious time and money. They can run your logistics and you can run your business.
Here are some of the things that you should consider if you are planning or currently working with a freight broker.
▪ Check, Verify, Approve
As logistics is one of the most strictly regulated industries in the world, it is very easy for you to check if the company you are about to make deal with is legal or not. All you have to do is to check whether or not they have the necessary approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Registered company means a safe company.
You can examine company’s track record online and also inquire about them. It is your right and a necessity to know everything about the company you are about to make deals with and to know that doing so will be safe or not.
▪ Give and Take
There will be a give and take the relationship between you and your freight broker. You will give him the information and he will give you the services.
Don’t get disheartened if the first shipment does not go as planned, it often takes the time to get the details right. If you want your broker to do a successful job and save your time, you need to provide them with all the details regarding your shipments and business. Give and take, remember?
▪ The Best Shipping Options
Logistics is their playground, they know how to run “the game” here. With the contacts they have, they can easily get you the best shipping options. Their knowledge and connections within the industry will save you valuable time and money. You will get the best possible condition and the best possible shipping experience.
▪ No More Law and Regulations Trouble
It is very hectic and nearly impossible for an entrepreneur to run a business to acquire detailed and professional knowledge in the field and run every shipment successfully. There will always be some hidden law or regulations and we know how important it is to make sure that your shipment doesn’t hit a red light.
This is what freight brokers are all about! They know every piece of regulatory legislation regarding trade and with the deal, it becomes their job to make sure that your shipment is safe.
Is It Important?
The answer depends on you and your company’s needs. Rather than thinking of it as just another expense, think of it as a long-term investment. With the growing business, demands and challenges grow too and so does the expectations of the customer. If you are not able to fulfill them, your business is definitely going to suffer.