Three Clever Money-Saving Strategies

If you’re on our email list, chances are you’re already implementing these savvy ways to save on shipping. If you haven’t seen our email campaign, or just need a refresher, read on!

The Zero Down services are tried and proven to reduce transportation expenses for our clients. Our expert team has seen it all! As supply chain optimization consultants, we know what really works, from our core supply chain services such as parcel auditing services and business intelligence services for supply chain, to the lesser-known techniques that you can use to uncover even more savings opportunities.

These three out-of-the-box, quick-and-easy methods will help to keep your money where it belongs – your bottom line.

Tip 1: Ship via regional carriers.
As shipping costs continue to rise, alternative carriers are a cost-saving solution worth considering. Regional carriers are generally 10-40% less expensive than their national counterparts, plus they use simpler contracts and fewer accessorials. On top of that, Zero Down can still achieve refunds from regional carriers on your behalf!

Tip 2: Get suppliers to use your account number.
Having your suppliers use your account number prevents them from “padding” shipping costs, and it may even reduce your rates by increasing volume. You’ll have more control over your shipping activity when it’s executed directly under your account.

Tip 3: Buy insurance from a third party.
Most carriers charge at least $.80 cents per $100, but third-party insurers can offer much better rates. With most third-party insurers, you’ll be covered with almost any carrier worldwide for far less of an investment.

For more cost-saving strategies, check out our article in Parcel magazine online!

Learn more about how we can save you money as your supply chain optimization company. Contact us today!

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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