If you’ve been following our blog series on inbound shipping, you know that lack of visibility is one of the primary issues with inbound shipments. And to that we say this: there is no such thing as free freight!
All operating costs and profits for “free freight” shipments are covered under the cost-of-goods purchased.
This means that the consignee pays with an inflated invoice cost. The additional cost is justified at times, but it’s very common to see vendors over-inflate product prices or force consignees to buy more volume than actually needed to get “free freight.”
Here are 3 cut-and-dry ways to control your inbound freight cost:
Once again, it’s usually not in your best interest when vendors dictate the shipping and freight payment terms. Gaining control = gaining bottom-line savings!
Visit www.onestopshipping.com to learn more about running a well-managed inbound shipping program.