If you are a business owner that regularly must mail parcels, then you will want to negotiate a shipping contract with your shipping company. Doing so can help you save money and also customize a plan that will work best for your needs. In this video, you will learn about parcel contract optimization in terms of avoiding mistakes to help you negotiate the best contract for you.
The first mistake to avoid is tunnel visioning discounts. Shipping companies may offer discounts as a way to draw you into a contract that looks good early on but will cost you in the future.
The video will go over different scenarios and run some numbers to show you how this happens. Secondly, don’t overlook accessorials as these are quite important to your overall shipping costs and needs. There are a few other things you will also want to consider, such as dimensional pricing and the pricing cliff. If you learn about these and stay ahead of them, then you will be more prepared to strike a good deal when it comes time to negotiate your contract.