How do you pick a good logistics partner?

James Plant

To ensure that you are getting the right solution for your business, do your research.

When it comes to shipping goods internationally, a logistics company can be a valuable partner to have. A logistics partner is a company that specialises in arranging and coordinating the shipment of goods from one place to another.

They can help with everything from finding the most cost-effective shipping method to dealing with customs and other regulatory requirements.

However, not all logistics partners are created equal, so it’s important to pick a good one. Here are a few tips to help you find a reliable and trustworthy logistics partner.

How do you pick a reliable logistics partner? Here are 5 tips to pick a good one!

Different industries have different shipping requirements, so a partner that has experience in your industry will be better equipped to handle your specific needs.

Baxter Freight are led by one of the most experienced and successful management teams in the UK freight industry, our operational freight experts and Account Managers learn from the best.

The experience built will help you gain a competitive edge and help you stay on top of your competition.

Our constant collaboration with customers, suppliers, and our team enables us to transport the most extraordinary items imaginable. By partnering with prominent global brands, we gain access to a vast worldwide market.

Check for certifications and accreditations

Logistics partners that have certifications and accreditations from organisations such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) or the UK government – will automatically make them more reputable.

Being an Authorised Economic Operator is a very good indication of a trustworthy logistics partner. As an AEO accredited business, we have been judged to meet strict criteria when it comes to customs controls and our supply chain security procedures.

We exclusively collaborate with customs partners who can provide the level of service and reliability we require. To ensure this, we painstakingly cultivate long-term relationships through the accreditations we have, ensuring that we can rely on their support, and in turn, you can count on us.

Ask for references and check them

A reputable logistics company should be able to provide you with references and case studies from past clients. Case studies and testimonials are a sure fire way to pick a reputable partner.

We are very proud of the work we have completed thus far and are even more proud of some of the brands that have chosen for us to be their logistics partner. We use our case studies to provide buyers with the context to determine whether they’re making a good choice and why so many choose us to manage their supply chains.

Check out our case studies to hear from the brands that trust us to be an extension of their business.

Look for a logistics partner with a global network

A logistics partner with a global network of agents and partners will be better equipped to handle shipments to destinations all over the world. Our carefully audited network of suppliers and the relationships we have built with them over a number of years means that we have the right people in the right places to keep your freight moving no matter what.

Consider their communication and customer service

A good logistics partner should be easy to communicate with and provide excellent customer service. They should be willing to answer all your questions, and address any concerns you may have about your shipment. Our honest, reliable and transparent communication is key to our simple but effective way of working with you. You’ll get to know your dedicated Account Manager who knows your business in and out and is only ever a phone call away.

By following these tips, you can be sure to find a logistics company that can meet your needs and help you ship your goods safely and efficiently. If you feel like Baxter Freight is the freight partner for you – contact one of our account managers today.

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