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Steps to Get An Accurate Freight Rate Quote

Steps to Get An Accurate Freight Rate Quote

There is a famous proverb that says, ‘There is nothing certain, but the uncertain.’ Yes, this statement is true and evident in our daily lives but in doing business and transactions, it’s better to dip your toes first into the water before taking the plunge ̶ you need to know what to expect before closing a deal and that is what a freight rate quote can provide you.

Through these steps, you will be able to have an accurate information on your total shipping expenses and obtain the best freight rate:

Decide where to get a freight quote

Deciding where to get a freight quote can be quite tricky because of the number of options available. To make it easier for you, here are some details on shipping partners that you can choose from:

• Freight Forwarders

If you’re looking for a “one stop shop” that can provide you brokerage, carrier, and international freight forwarding services, then freight forwarders are your best pick.

Be specific with your shipment details

In order for your freight forwarder provide you with an accurate freight quote, you must provide them with the following details:
  • What are you shipping?
  • What is the value of your shipment?
  • What is the size and weight of your shipment?
  • Where is your shipment going?
  • When does it need to arrive?

Prepare an RFQ (Request For Quotation)

Once you’ve prepared all the details above, the next step to provide them to your chosen shipping provider. Depending on the services they provide, you may receive just one quote or several to choose from. After you pick a price and service, review all the details to make sure it’s accurate and in order.

Here at Excelsior Worldwide Freight Logistics, we treat our clients as partners. We also conduct free orientation for those who are willing to learn about importation and exportation. It is our advocacy to share our knowledge and experience for 17 years in the business.

Contact us today (063) 525-9775 or visit our website www.excelsior.ph

Sources:

https://fitsmallbusiness.com/how-to-get-a-freight-quote/ https://learn.org/articles/What_Does_a_Freight_Broker_Do.html