Some terms in the shipping industry can be confusing for shippers to understand. Door-to-door delivery seems to be one of them. One of the biggest problems is that companies don’t always see that door-to-door delivery means at the door, from the warehouse of course. They think the door may mean to their customer’s door, which may be true only in a drop ship or drop ship, but they don’t understand that it is a door. So to clarify, door-to-door delivery means that the freight forwarding company will pick up the shipping container from their warehouse and take it to the port. Then they enter it and file the necessary documentation and collect it on the other side to take it to the warehouse of its shipment.
Since a door-to-door delivery means a full bill of lading that includes trucking, additional charges will also be added to your bill of lading. However, many times a complete bill of lading will have lower freight rates than if you were using different shipping companies. This is definitely something to consider when trying to determine if you will need a home delivery. Using independent companies means more interaction with transport companies, but it also allows for closer management, so it will depend on what is best for your company.
Regardless of the type of shipping you choose, it’s important to know what all of your options are prior to shipping. Even a small amount of preliminary work can save a lot of money in the end.
This type of delivery might be the best freight shipping experience available. Start your door-to-door shipping experience by submitting your freight service request online. Requiring little more than a few keystrokes and mouse clicks, please take this opportunity to indicate your upload requirements and preferences in the form provided. Be sure to indicate door-to-door service when you register online and you will receive it.
When you spell out all your requirements in advance, you can receive great door-to-door options. If you don’t spell out your requirements in advance, you may not get the best door-to-door service that’s appropriate and unique to your freight shipping experience. And be sure to work with a trusted freight forwarder who can provide you with exceptional freight services that work door-to-door.