Fedex Or Freight Forwarders: Which is better for your small business?

January 11, 2023

Small business owners are always looking for ways to save money and increase efficiency, and using a freight forwarder for international shipping is a great way to do both. While using a courier like FedEx, UPS, or DHL may seem like the easier and more convenient option, there are many reasons why using a freight forwarder is more cost-effective for small business owners.

  1. Volume Discounts: Freight forwarders are able to negotiate volume discounts with carriers, as they often have a large volume of shipping. This means that small business owners can take advantage of lower shipping rates by sending their packages through a freight forwarder. Furthermore, they can also offer consolidation services to further reduce the cost of shipping by combining multiple packages into one shipment.

  2. Documentation: Shipping internationally involves knowledge about export documentation requirements, freight forwarders have a team of experts that are familiar with the process and all the regulations, which can save a lot of time and money. Furthermore, they can also offer guidance and consultation for long term arrangements to help save you and your clients money. 

  3. Flexibility: Freight forwarders are able to offer a variety of shipping options to small business owners, such as air, sea or combined services, which can be tailored to their specific needs. This flexibility allows small business owners to choose the best option for their budget and the urgency of the shipment.

  4. Robust services: Freight forwarders cam offer additional services such as warehousing, packing, crating and packaging which can help small business owners to save time and resources.

Best 4 shipping can offer you the most comprehensive set of solutions for your shipping needs and save you a ton of money vs. couriers like Fedex, Ups, and DHL. Reach out to us and let's see how we can start saving you money and expanding your product offerings.