Here on the Freightcom blog, we strive to be a reliable source of information for shippers of all kinds. From the entrepreneur starting a business for the first time to the seasoned veteran with years, or even decades of experience, our aim is to educate and, hopefully, offer some helpful advice that you may not have had before.
Every so often we can’t help but toot our own horn. Freightcom is the leading shipping solution in Canada and that’s a badge that we wear with pride.
So whether you’re brand new to Freightcom, a long-time customer, or a shipper wondering if Freightcom is right for you, here are five amazing outcomes you might see when you decide to use Freightcom as your shipping solution.
1: You Save Money on Shipping
Lower overheads are better for business, plain and simple. There are all kinds of ways to cut your operational costs, but many businesses don’t consider that lower shipping costs are one way to do so. This is because many businesses, especially small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) aren’t in a position to negotiate more favourable rates with their shipping carriers.
With Freightcom, you get access to exclusive shipping rates that we offer through our partner carriers, even on major shipping lanes. Whether it’s LTL or parcel shipping, domestic, cross-border, and even international shipping, we offer shippers a way to lower their operational overhead, and ultimately increase their profit margin.
2: Your Shipping Process is Easier
As necessary as shipping is to most businesses, it can be equally confusing, frustrating, and time-consuming. Obtaining quotes, scheduling pickups and deliveries, tracking shipments, and managing invoices can be a terrible headache to whomever is tasked with managing it. Let’s not forget the mountains of paperwork necessary to ensure that your products are shipped safely, correctly, and legally, no matter if it’s to the other side of the city, or halfway around the world.
With Freightcom, all the hassle is out of your hands. Our all-in-one platform shoulders the heavy lifting. From fetching quotes to booking carriers, scheduling pickups, and tracking shipments, every step of the shipping process is contained within our intuitive, easy-to-use Freightcom platform.
In addition, the Freightcom platform offers document management, a wide range of specialized freight and parcel services, and consolidated invoicing. Why spend hours, or even days managing your businesses shipping when everything you need can be accomplished in a few clicks?
3: Your Customer Experience Improves
An easier shipping process that costs less certainly seems like a winning combination for any company, but every savvy businessperson knows that a company’s success hinges on its customers. After all, what good are the above-mentioned perks if customer service is sacrificed?
The truth is, one of the best features of Freightcom is how we improve your customer experience! To start, our partner carriers offer multiple accessorials to accommodate any manner of special delivery requests, such as residential, threshold, and limited access delivery. This, by extension, widens the services at your disposal to offer your customers.
Best of all, using Freightcom goes even further in improving customer experience by integrating Freightcom’s shipping API directly into your company’s website. Doing so will offer your own customers the ability to select real-time shipping rates directly at checkout, ensuring that each and every customer is able to select the rate and service that is right for them.
4: You Boost Your Customers’ Trust in Your Company
Now, naturally, even the most robust selection of services and integrations won’t guarantee satisfaction and, more importantly, trust from your customers. That’s why we ensure that your trust, and your customers’ trust, is always placed front and centre.
Our partner carriers are the leading LTL and parcel carriers in North America, and with that comes recognition and reliability that your customers will appreciate. This, coupled with end-to-end tracking provided on the Freightcom platform, means that your customers will have peace of mind at every stage of shipping.
5: Your Business Grows Faster
Dozens, if not hundreds of variables can affect a business’ growth, and we won’t be so bold as to say that Freightcom is the only key to success. With that being said, there are statistics that suggest a good shipping strategy is essential to healthy business growth.
In 2021, Statcan recorded a 14.2% year-over-year increase in retail eCommerce, which accounted for 6.2% of overall retail sales in Canada. Combine this knowledge with the fact that a study from Smart Insights revealed that 97% of consumers have abandoned online purchases due to a lack of convenience, and it’s plain to see why offering fast, reliable, and affordable shipping is a more important factor in a company’s growth than one might expect.
Don’t Hesitate, Try Freightcom Today!
Shipping is usually not the most exciting part of operating a business, and that may be one of the reasons that it can be overlooked as part of a business strategy. As we’ve discussed, however, when you’re shipping smart, it can mean amazing things for your business.
At Freightcom, our goal is to see your business grow through better shipping, and with our all-in-one platform you can start shipping smarter for zero start-up or monthly fees!
Experience the five amazing outcomes Freightcom can offer your business by booking a demo below!
Written by Brandon Draga
Brandon Draga is a full-time content writer at Freightcom, the leading shipping solution for businesses in Canada. When Brandon is not writing content to help businesses with their shipping needs, he can be found at local skate parks or writing fantasy novels.