If your supply chain currently revolves around FCL shipping, you may experience difficulty adapting to sudden changes in customer demand. For example, if you need to move your delivery schedule up or back a day or two, your FCL carrier may not be able to accommodate you unless you’re willing to pay a higher freight rate.
On the other hand, an LCL carrier has more flexibility to ship loads on your timeline by finding space in containers scheduled to depart on the days you desire. Your customers will appreciate your willingness to work with them, which can improve your retention rate and reduce new customer acquisition costs.
Reduced Sourcing Risk
Suppose you’re looking to test stock by sourcing goods from various suppliers. If you choose FCL shipping for this task, you’ll need to send a bulk volume of goods to meet the load requirements. With LCL, you can conduct a test run using smaller quantities, which offers a more practical and cost-effective solution.
More Time to Focus on Your Business
How much time do you and your team spend tracking, tracing and scheduling shipments? Collaborating with a reputable LCL logistics partner like EMO Trans can remove this burden from your shoulders, giving you more time to allocate to other activities.