As a business owner who often must ship products out to paying customers, it can be beneficial to negotiate a contract with a shipping company that will help you save on costs since you will be using their services so often. When it comes to negotiating a parcel shipping contract, however, make sure you know what you’re doing and that you do it right so that you don’t end up in a situation you’re not happy with. In this video, you will learn about some tips to help you do this.
When you get started, you should always first look at the base and tier incentives that are being offered. This will give you a good idea of the kind of contract you can expect before you even do any negotiating.
Additionally, don’t overlook accessorial fees since every single can be discounted and it will be up to you to decide which ones you really need. It will help to know what your specific needs are. For example, negotiating dimensional weights will depend on if you need big or small dimensions and you should know what you need before you begin.