Why Use a Shipping Broker?
18 February 2019 // By Delta Express UK
Why Use A Shipping Broker
Here at Delta Express we often get approached with the question of “should I use a shipping broker”.
Firstly, it is important to understand what a broker will do for you, a broker arranges freight shipping between a carrier and a shipper.
Here at Delta Express we specialise in this form of shipping. Essentially saving you time, money and hassle.
So here is why you should use a shipping broker:
Because we are the shipping experts, it means you don’t have to be. You have enough going on with trying to run a business so why spend your time juggling the shipping as well. A shipping broker does it all for you, managing your shipping needs and becoming your strategic partner.
Not only does a shipping broker save you time in managing it yourself, it is also cheaper than hiring your own in-house team to do so. Just think about paying out additional salaries, tax and national insurance. None of this is required when outsourcing to an expert team. Not only do we understand the complex world of shipping and can combat all problems, we do it at much greater speed!
When arranging shipping yourself, you’re often restricted to either paying general upfront inflated rates for your shipping costs or restricted to just a few options. Using a shipping broker opens up a whole world of options. They have connections with multi delivery and shipping companies and have a much greater buying power which usually results in discounts. It all comes down to the relationships and contacts they have which will add value for you.
Other great benefits include:
- proper licensing
- assistance with importing/exporting/duties and tax which is often a headache on its own
- fully insured
- multiple freight and shipping modes available
- in it for you – we succeed when you do, so we care about the service we offer!