The need to transport goods from one location to another, whether it be a warehouse, a storefront, a manufacturer or a customer, is vital for businesses to succeed. In order to help serve shippers and customers alike, SmartWay Transportation is sharing several tips to follow in order to try and reduce overall shipping costs.
As many in the shipping or manufacturing industry are aware, the transportation industry accounts for nearly 10 percent, or over $1 trillion of our nation’s total GDP, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The transportation of goods often represents a large expense for a single company’s overall expenses.
Tip 1: Pay Invoices on Time
It’s important that you pay all vendors and invoices on time in order to avoid any unwanted late penalties, fees or interest. Also, some companies offer discounts if a company pays early. An unspoken benefit of making sure you pay on time or early is building a strong relationship with carriers. SmartWay Transportation has a history of making sure that all vendors are paid accordingly and on time. If you are a shipper looking for a company that has your interests in mind we encourage you to visit us online and contact us.
Tip 2: Manage Your Spending
Implement a strict series of policies to help manage your company’s spend. You want to do your best to make sure that you are compliant with any rules and regulations that could dictate industry rules. By managing your accounts you can potentially get the best deals and know exactly where your money is being spent.
Tip 3: Call SmartWay Transportation
We have an extensive network of carriers to work with in order to not only get the best deals, but to also make sure that cargo is transported efficiently. To learn additional tips we encourage you to visit our website or follow us on Facebook.