USPS vs Logistic Company II

This is pretty common theme for us here at Fide Freight. A lot of hemp customers are sending 100+ lbs through USPS or another parcel service and they lose 1 out of 10 packages (sometimes more). Why? Because the sticker price is less with USPS. But have you ever stopped to calculate the true cost of shipping with the USPS?

Risk Mitigation

Fide Freight developed a service that continues to deliver 100% of our customers goods. We have never lost a shipment and this is why our service is superior when compared to parcel systems or LTL systems. All of our loads are dedicated, expedited, and even offer better service as the Fide Operations team watch over your shipment 24/7 to take care of any obstacles that get in our way.

If 1 out of 10 shipments are lost, stolen or damaged by the USPS’s carelessness, then you can be out $20,000 – $50,000 depending on the value of your cargo. That means there is a fixed cost with every 10 shipments of $20,000 to $50,000. This could easily be mitigated by avoiding the USPS altogether.

Fide offers dedicated door-to-door services. What does this mean? It means that once you load your cargo, we won’t touch it (other than securing it to the van). Your cargo won’t be moved from one truck, to a warehouse/hub, to another truck, to a final mile delivery van. We have reduced the number of steps to mitigate the risk of damages. This means that your cargo is safer with us, rather than the USPS.

Packaging

There are strict rules with the USPS when it comes to packaging. You must find a way to reduce or eliminate the smell, which can be a headache. If you fail to do so, then the USPS might return your package (wasting time), open your package and inspect/test it (not so bad, but could damage your cargo), or they might give it to law enforcement which will create a new set of headaches. Fide Freight works for you, not against you. We do our due diligence before we load your cargo, not after.

Your time is Valuable

Don’t cut yourself short. Of course you can take care of these problems and you can fix them… but why should you? Your time is valuable. If you spend your time tracking down your cargo, then you have lost the time to do something more valuable like customer relations, sales, accounting, operations, etc. Fide Freight is your partner. We take the shipment, send updates and help you become a more efficient and profitable company by delivering an above and beyond experience for both you and your customers. If there is a problem, we will let you know, but we will use our time to fix it. That’s the difference.

Conclusion

Stop wasting your time with the USPS and all their similar variants. Fide is here to bring you solutions and be your logistics partner. Let us work for you.

If you have any questions or would like a quote, please reach out to us at (313) 651-7060, email us at info@fidefreight.com, or go to our request a quote page to get a live quote in 15 minutes!

 

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Fide Freight Team

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