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Finding a freight forwarder is easy. Finding one that meets your requirements takes a little more time and consideration.
You will receive many competitve quotations when you submit a freight quote request with Freightnet but there are several factors to consider when making your choice.
- Experience: How long has the freight forwarder been in business? Do they have experience shipping to the countries you need to ship to?
- Reputation: What is the freight forwarder's reputation? Are they accredited by any organizations?
- Services: What services does the freight forwarder offer? Do they offer door-to-door service? Do they handle customs clearance?
- Price: What are the freight forwarder's rates? Are they competitive?
- Communication: How easy is it to communicate with the freight forwarder? Do they have a good customer service reputation?
When you find a freight forwarder that you would like to ship your goods make sure you are thorough. Some additional tips you might want to think about are:
- Be clear about your needs and requirements. The more information you can provide to the freight forwarder, the better they will be able to serve you.
- Get everything in writing. This includes the freight forwarder's rates, services, and any other terms and conditions.
- Track your shipment. Once your shipment has been shipped, be sure to track its progress. This will help you to avoid any delays or problems.
- Communicate with the freight forwarder. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to communicate with the freight forwarder promptly. This will help to ensure that your shipment is handled smoothly.
Before working with a freight forwarder it is always best to do your own due diligence. Warning signs you may wish to look out for:
- The freight forwarder is not accredited by a reputable organization.
- The freight forwarder has a poor reputation.
- The freight forwarder's rates are significantly lower than the rates of other freight forwarders.
- The freight forwarder is unwilling to provide you with a written quote or contract.
- The freight forwarder is difficult to communicate with.
Finding a freight forwarder on Freightnet
There are two way to search for a freight forwarder within Freightnet. You could submit a quote request using our online form. You will provide the specifications of your goods and our relevant members will quote for your shipment. Alternatively you could search our freight directory and contact freight forwarders directly.