Business and Management

Things to Look for in a Logistic Service Provider

Logistics and transportation industry is growing at a constant pace. Due to globalization, the business scope has increased in different domains. Exporters / Importers benefit from export-import transportation. They can now easily transfer goods from one place to another and that too at an economical price. 

Seeing the demands of the international community, logistics management companies or freight forwarding agents/companies have increased their services. They have an increased return on assets, minimized operating costs and operational costs of promotion. All this helps to eliminate inefficiencies, save costs and increase revenue. You can check out various services offered by a logistics company on

Unlike a few years back now logistics and transport providers have begun the integration of information, inventory management and transportation. Almost all of them have gained experience in warehousing, material handling and packaging. Depending on the product to be transferred they offer the best storage facility.

Check their credentials and see whether they have a tie-up with domestic transport operators? Or how they will transfer your shipment? If you want the items to be transferred locally, then do they have the right vehicle for transportation? For example, if you want to get a new piano transferred and they do not have a truck, then there is a possibility of it being damaged. So you have to bear the loss.

* Check the mode of transport they will use for the delivery of goods. If they are using international freight shipping services, then are they well versed with the laws and culture of the country where the goods are to be transferred?

* Check the cross-references. Ask their clients about the quality of service they have given. Are they on time or not? Whether the goods are delivered in good condition or not?

* Ask the company for international freight rates. Ask them what the price includes or excludes from. At times companies provide with insurance services and get customs clearance also. So get that done.