I recently came across an article titled "Avoid Inconveniences By Choosing The Right Freight Shipping Company", written by Amy Nutt. The article provides a good list of what you should look for in a reliable shipping company (like Lynden). =-)
Here is a quick list of the important points. If you'd like to learn more, you can read the full article.
- Choose a company that can help you balance delivery speed and cost. A shipper that can offer you the choice to ship by truck, ship by barge, or ship by plane can give you better cost/speed options.
- Check on a company's track record. Have they been around for a while (valuable experience)? What do their customers say about them? How helpful are their employees when you contact them?
- If you are shipping internationally, ensure that the company has experience and knowledge of the different laws and guidelines that exist abroad.
Any tips you would like to add? Leave a comment below!