Parcel Audit Service

Importance of a Parcel Audit Service 

Customers are asking a lot these days. They want businesses to have exactly what they are looking for, every time. They want it shipped directly to them, as quickly as possible. And they want updates provided at every possible step along the way. In order to stay competitive in this new e-commerce driven economy, companies are investing more and more in their online presence. Specifically, for the logistics industry, this means many supply chains are moving away from brick-and-mortar stores, and driving more direct-to-consumer sales. Thus shipping, namely parcel shipping, has never been more important.  But, just as more and more businesses are relying on parcel carriers for their shipping needs, the carriers themselves are struggling to keep up. Delays, upcharges, and service failures are on the rise. Today, having a reliable and accurate Parcel Audit Service is the only way to stop profits from leaking out of your supply chain. 

What is a Parcel Audit Service? 

Zero Down’s Parcel Audit Service pulls digital copies of all of your shipping invoices, directly from the carriers. We then comb through them line by line, looking for errors and making sure your company is charged, and serviced, appropriately.  Here are just some of the items we uncover through our Parcel Audit Service: 

Rate Errors 

Incorrect Discounts 

Late Deliveries 

Incorrect Surcharges 

Inaccurate Address Corrections 

Once we identify any errors or omissions on your invoices, we work directly with the carriers to resolve them for you. That means refunds back in your pocket, with little to no effort on your part. 

Benefits of Parcel Audit Service 

When you partner with Zero Down for your Parcel Audit Service, here’s what you’ll get:  Accuracy: Say goodbye to paper invoices and manual audits. We connect directly with your carriers to download electronic copies of your invoices into our proprietary logistics software, FreightOptics. From there, the rest of the audit process is fully automated, allowing us to find savings down to the penny.  Visibility: Besides having all your invoices available in one place, our advanced logistics platform offers best in class Business Intelligence. This means you can turn thousands of lines of data into easily viewed, customizable widgets, letting you view exactly what you’re looking for.  Savings: We don’t get paid unless you do. We guarantee our industry-leading expertise and technology will uncover savings, usually around 4% of your parcel spend.  Time: Auditing hundreds of invoices against lengthy carrier contracts can be time consuming, and complicated. Let us handle that part, so you and your staff can get back to doing what you do best.  For businesses looking to grow and stay competitive in today’s market, direct-to-consumer sales are only becoming more important. And that means that parcel shipping isn’t going anywhere. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your shipping, it’s vital to have accurate visibility into this piece of the supply chain puzzle. Zero Down’s Parcel Audit Service not only provides that visibility, using our industry leading technology suite, but we also provide the knowledge and expertise to do something about it.  If you’re ready to start getting the most out of your parcel shipping, reach out to us for a Free Demo today. 

You Can Be Better. We Can Help. 

Author: Brad McBride

Brad McBride, CEO and Founder of Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions is a dynamic leader with over 30 years of experience in the supply chain sector. His journey began at Consolidated Freightways in 1988, where he mastered freight logistics and pricing. His career led him to Eagle Global Logistics, diving into international freight forwarding and leading high-volume shipping projects.

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