If you are a business owner whose company regularly ships out hundreds of packages daily, you want each and every shipment to arrive at its destination safely and on time. Unfortunately, many fail to do so each day. If you want your shipments to not be included in this mix of chaos and confusion, here are some tricks and tips you can use to have shipments arrive as expected.
For starters, always make sure you select packaging materials that will stand up well to whatever you are shipping. For example, always try to use thick, double-cardboard boxes that are made to withstand the rigors of passing through shipping facilities. If you are shipping fragile items, always use bubble wrap or old newspapers to ensure nothing gets broken during its trip.
Should a shipping label become detached from your box and disappear into the abyss, there will be virtually no chance your shipment arrives safely and on time. Also, shipping labels that are hard to read can also create unnecessary delays, and in some cases result in your shipment getting sent to the wrong location. Rather than have these events happen, always make sure your shipping labels are easy to read and securely attached to the box.
Always choose a reliable courier who you know can ship your items safely and ensure they arrive on time. By choosing a company such as JB Shipments, your packages will be monitored 24/7, with regular updates provided to you until your cargo arrives at its intended destination. In addition, the best motor carrier will be selected based on what you are shipping. Make sure that the carrier’s FMCSA compliance is checked to ensure they are up-to-date on their insurance, permits, and other key aspects related to shipping.
Before you ever ship anything, especially if it is going overseas, never do so until you have verified the items you want to ship are not prohibited. If they are, your package will either be returned to you or destroyed, depending on the items in question and whatever policies exist at the arrival destination.
Since shipments that arrive late and/or damaged are a hassle you don’t want to deal with day after day, make these tips and tricks part of your regular shipping practices. Once you do, it will be a rarity to have shipments that don’t arrive safe and on time.