20 Dec How can a transport company simplify shipping to USA?
If your small or medium-sized business is expanding, you may be considering extending the boundaries of your target market southward to gain a foothold in the United States. However, it should be noted that if you have goods to ship across the border, you will need to be prepared accordingly.
Since this requires a great deal of knowledge and expertise that you may not have, consider how a transportation company can simplify shipping your goods to the United States.
A transport company facilitates the flow of goods through customs
Few borders in the world have more trade than the one between Canada and the United States. However, despite the huge volume of goods that must pass through customs, the protectionist measures implemented by the U.S. government tend to slow shipments. In fact, these laws change frequently, forcing shippers to constantly reassess how they do business and make it easier for items that might be blocked at the border to get through.
Quebec companies that offer transportation to the U.S. can play a major role and provide their customers with economies of scale. In addition to increasing the speed with which the American customer receives the goods, these specialized companies are well aware of the responsibilities associated with dangerous or regulated products, such as food, drugs or explosives. Some of them will even offer to pay for customs clearance. The risk of a shipment being stopped at customs is therefore lower when you deal with a reliable carrier.
Carriers master the art of combining shipments
Few SMEs expanding their market into the United States have enough orders to completely fill a truck in the first few months. In reality, limited quantities of goods are shipped, usually loaded on two or three pallets.
Of course, running such a lightly loaded truck isn’t really profitable. Since they deal with this type of problem on a daily basis, truck transport company logistics specialists are experts at combining their customers’ shipments based on distance, deadlines and the nature of the products. They can therefore reduce transport costs, while still guaranteeing fast delivery times.
A transportation company can store your goods
Many small and medium-sized businesses are located in premises that offer little to no storage space. For them, managing inventory for shipping can become problematic.
By offering storage for goods to be shipped in the relatively near future, transportation companies allow shippers to make room on their premises, while ensuring that their shipments are in safe hands.
Transport Econo Nord: your partner for shipping goods to the USA
You now have a better understanding of how simple, fast and efficient it can be to ship goods to the United States if you outsource it to a trucking company.
This is why you should use Transport Econo Nord’s specialists for all your LTL transportation needs between Canada and the United States. For your next shipments, don’t hesitate to ask for a quote online.