When is the Right Time to Contact a Freight Forwarder?

Vova Even Feb 17, 2024
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Table of Contents
  1. When to Contact a Freight Forwarder for Smooth Shipping
    1. Way #1 - Do Your Research
    2. Way #2 - Almost Ready to Ship?
    3. Way #3 - Nearing the End of Inventory
    4. Way #4 - Compare and Choose Wisely
    5. Final Thoughts

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When to Contact a Freight Forwarder for Smooth Shipping

Are you new to the world of shipping and wondering when to contact your freight forwarder?

Worry not, I've got you covered! In this article, I'll explain the best ways to approach your freight forwarder so that your product arrives on time and in good condition.


Sounds interesting, right? So let's delve deeper.


But before that, if you're not a reading person, I have good news for you!

Embedded below is the video version of this article, so you can learn everything without having to read a word. Enjoy!



Way #1 - Do Your Research

The first way to contact your freight forwarder is during your research phase.

It's always a good idea to get an idea of what rates are being offered for specific products and to discuss any special rules required to ship certain items.


For example, if you're shipping something with batteries inside, there might be special requirements that you need to be aware of.

By discussing this with your freight forwarder in advance, you can avoid any unexpected delays or charges down the line.


Way #2 - Almost Ready to Ship?

If your product is almost ready to be shipped, you can contact your freight forwarder with just a few days' notice.

However, I wouldn't encourage this approach, as freight forwarders often complain that they weren't informed earlier.


They may also come up with reasons why they can't ship your product on time, which could result in unexpected delays.

Instead, I recommend booking your shipping place in advance to avoid any unpleasant surprises.


Way #3 - Nearing the End of Inventory

The third and best way to contact your freight forwarder is when you have stock in inventory that's nearing the end.

This is the ideal time to book your shipping place in advance, giving you peace of mind that your product will arrive on time.

You can even pay for the booking upfront to avoid any delays or missed shipments.


Way #4 - Compare and Choose Wisely

I also recommend emailing a few different companies to compare prices and services.

Freight forwarders can offer different options, so it's always a good idea to shop around to find the best deal.


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Enjoy!

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, contacting your freight forwarder at the right time can make all the difference in ensuring that your shipment arrives on time and in good condition.

By doing your research, booking your shipment in advance, and comparing prices and services, you can avoid any unexpected delays or charges.


So, whether you're a new shipper or a seasoned pro, remember to plan ahead and work closely with your freight forwarder to make your shipping experience as smooth and successful as possible.


Best of luck with your future shipments!


Until next time,


Yours

Vova :)

P.S. - discover the top 3 Amazon FBA freight forwarders.

Table of Contents
  1. When to Contact a Freight Forwarder for Smooth Shipping
    1. Way #1 - Do Your Research
    2. Way #2 - Almost Ready to Ship?
    3. Way #3 - Nearing the End of Inventory
    4. Way #4 - Compare and Choose Wisely
    5. Final Thoughts

Disclosure:  Hi! It's Vova :) Some of the links in this article may be affiliate links. I get a commission if you purchase after clicking on the link, this does not cost you more money, and many times I can even get a nice discount for you. This helps me keep the content free forever. For you. Thank you! :)