What is the consolidation of packages?
Freight Consolidation or shipping consolidation services refer to a cargo shipping method in which a logistics company to combine several individual consignments to make up one shipment. This arrangement allows the goods to be shipped at cheaper rates and offers greater security.
At destination, the consolidated shipment is separated back into the original individual consignments for delivery to their respective consignees.
If you are in the market for shipping consolidation services, International 3PL has the right solutions. When we consolidate (or repack) your parcels, we take the content of the packages and put it in a single box that is as small and safe as possible.
In general, it makes sense to have the goods delivered to your international destination in a box that is as small as possible.
In the USA, freight charges are reasonable. Therefore, goods are shipped in boxes that are sometimes twice or three times bigger than the content they carry inside.
When it comes to international shipments, however, the shipping charges are calculated by the weight, actual or dimensional – whichever is greater (the chargeable weight).
For example: the actual weight of a package is 15KG and the dimensional weight is 25KG the chargeable weight will be 25KG. To learn more about how the dimensional weight is calculated.
In a nutshell: The smaller the box, the closer the actual weight is to the dimensional weight and the cheaper the shipping charges will be.
Why Consolidating Packages Saves You Money:
- Carriers charge more for the first pound or kilo. When you ship packages separately, you will pay for this fee twice.
- Websites use large boxes with lots of packaging material.
- We carefully re-package your items, removing the extra packaging material so your box is as small and light as possible.
- Even if the website ships to your country, we still save you money when you are buying from multiple stores.
Shipping Consolidation Services in a nutshell
When we see your repack request, we retrieve your packages and double-check that we have the correct ones.
All outside boxes are removed, we only keep the retail packaging. That might significantly lower the postage (package becomes smaller and lighter).
After this, we put the goods in a box that is as small as possible. All Packages are tagged and prepared for shipment. We make it easy.
Shipping Consolidations Services companies are becoming more in demand used by small and large companies to ship packages internationally.
Reduce your local delivery costs dramatically with our freight consolidation services.
Because many of our consumer goods customers ship to the same retailer distribution centers, we can combine your freight with other companies to deliver to the same consignees in full truckload shipments. You pay only for the portion of the load your product represents.
In addition to trucking consolidation, our freight services allow for consolidated air freight and ocean freight. When shipping internationally, you can avoid higher costs associated with air and ocean transportation by combining your freight with other shipments. The best solution for foreign moves, let us handle all the complicated logistics associated with international freight.