International Freight Forwarder EKO Freight: How to Ensure Shipment Goes Smoothly
January 21, 2016
Our international freight forwarders have been in the industry for a while and know all the ins and outs of the business. Whether you’re a new business owner or a veteran in your industry, there are some tips that can help anyone make their shipment go smoothly and our experts at EKO Freight have listed some of them below.
Know Your Shipment
Make sure to communicate all of the relevant information regarding your shipment with the company that you’re working with – approximate dates, nature of your shipment and desired outcome are just a few things that should be very clear between you and your shipment company.
Before you decide on any company, make sure to get a few quotes first and compare the prices with the services that each company offers. Once you’ve got a better idea of what’s out there, you can narrow down your choices and decide on the company that works best for your needs.
When contacting your forwarders for quotes and other information, be sure to ask as many questions as you can, no matter how stupid they may sound. This is especially important if you’re just starting a new business and unsure of how the freight forwarding process works. We thrive on helping new businesses make things happen so don’t be afraid to ask about the process.
Communication is key during the process so make sure to call and confirm your shipment, and even call again to re-confirm. Don’t be afraid to continue emailing and calling your freight forwarder to ask for updates and ensure that you’re on the same page and everything is set to play out as it should.
In order for your shipment to go smoothly, you need to put in some effort too – make sure to submit all of your documents on time and get everything to your forwarder in the time-frame that they ask.
At EKO Freight, our international freight forwarders can help your business run as smoothly as possible and ensure that we communicate with you properly throughout the entire shipment process. For further questions or to book a free consultation, give us a call at 1-514-293-5491.
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