If you’re struggling with how to replace third party logistics provider [3PL] see what we have to say about it below.
If you presently engage an outside firm to manage your transportation, consider for a moment why. When you signed up, they had software; expensive shipping management software. If it was long ago, they may have had rates that were better than yours. Things have changed.
Today a TMS is highly affordable as is the integration to your back-office systems. Small, stand-alone Transportation Management Systems can be had for but a few hundred dollars a month and our Enterprise versions start at about $500.00 a month and goes up from there depending on shipment counts.
As far as rates, carriers have moved away from blanket discounts and into shipper specific pricing. You may not have noticed the change but your 3PL now knows you can take your rates with you. Consider the pricing above against a typical 7% and sometimes up to 20% is the typical 3PL management fee and you do the math and then contact us.
More information at www.shippersedge.com/info