5 Ways 3PL Center Helps Reduce Your Shipping Costs

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At 3PL Center, we understand how important it is for our customers to keep their shipping costs low in the competitive climate of ecommerce fulfillment. From enhanced profit margins to customer satisfaction, there are many reasons that reducing shipping costs can benefit your business. Here you can find 10 benefits of reduced shipping costs for your e-commerce business.

But how do we at 3PL Center offer such discounted shipping rates? How can we offer lower shipping costs than our competitors? 

Here are five ways that 3PL Center can offer our customers the lowest shipping rates in the ecommerce fulfillment industry. 

Discounted Small Parcel Rates

We offer exclusive discounted rates on small parcel shipments for our customers. We negotiate with small parcel carriers such as FedEx, UPS, USPS and DHL to get you the lowest rates. We cater these negotiations to our customers’ needs. We are able to get them massive discounts on a number of other surcharges such as:

  • oversize charge
  • overweight charge
  • residential delivery fees
  • Additional handling fees – AHS- Weight
  • AHS – Dimensions
  • DAS Extended Resi
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • Unauthorized fees
  • Residential fees
  • Peak oversize and overweight waivers
  • peak season surcharges  
  • or 2 day delivery

We work to reduce or waive additional surcharges with the carriers. At 3PL Center, we do the leg work for you to save you money!

Cutting-Edge WMS Software

Our unique WMS logistics software works to optimize the shipment of your products for reduced shipping costs. Our software checks the dimensions and weights of each product and chooses the smallest box sizes or multiple boxes to minimize your shipping costs.

Another great feature is our address verification process. We check each address to ensure its accuracy. Sometimes the client may have entered an address missing the apartment number or missed something very easy to overlook. We are also checking to ensure it’s a commercial or residential address. This avoids costly Address Correction fees. 

Shipping Options

Our WMS system allows you to browse different shipping options and choose the best way to ship your product quickly and cost effectively. Whether it be LTL (less-than-truckload) or small parcel shipping, you can choose the best option for your business to save money on shipping. We can also set this up automatically so you don’t have to choose. Our system will do it for you with our AI technology. 

Browse shipping rates easily from our WMS – sort by price, carrier or speed to suit your shipping needs

Higher DIM Factor

We offer our customers a higher DIM factor for their shipments. What does this mean for you? The DIM factor, or dimensional factor, is the number used by freight carriers to calculate the dimensional weight based on volume. With a higher DIM factor, your shipping costs are further reduced, which equals savings in your pockets! 

Multiple Warehouse Locations

With our multiple warehouses located nationwide, shipping your products becomes quicker and more efficient than ever before. Our warehouses are strategically located throughout the country helping to speed up delivery times. This leads to happier customers for you! By having multiple warehouses throughout the country you can achieve 2-day shipping without paying express service. 

Discounted Shipping Rates at 3PL Center

Contact us today to learn more about how our discounted shipping rates can benefit your business.

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