How to Find Affordable Perishable Shipping Service

How to Find Affordable Perishable Shipping Service

DATE: 10/27/10

Because perishable shipping requires a higher level of care and supervision, these services tend to cost a little bit more than standard shipping for general dry cargo. But just because some companies charge an arm and a leg for shipping perishables doesn’t mean you have to pay it. There are plenty of good deals to be found on perishable shipping. You just have to know how to find them. Keep reading to discover the secrets of saving big on shipping perishable goods to locations across the world.

The first thing you need to do is find companies that offer perishable shipping services. Remember, not a lot of companies have experience shipping goods that can spoil, so your choices are a bit more limited than usual. You need to spend time searching online for experienced perishable shipping companies. The best shipping services have years of experience handling all types of perishable shipments, and they also boast the cooling and freezing equipment at their transit points to keep shipments fresh and cool until they reach their destination. You also want to make sure the shipping company handles all types of perishable goods. This includes fish, meats, vegetables, fruits, plants, flowers, medications, and any other item that can spoil when exposed to high temperatures. Full-service shipping companies can deliver all of these with no problem.

Finally, you want to make sure the company ships perishables to destinations all across the globe. The top shipping companies offer service to hundreds of destinations worldwide, allowing you to ship perishables anywhere you desire. Once you’ve found a few perishable shipping companies you can trust, the next step is to find the best deals on the services you need. Thankfully, the internet has made this part pretty easy. Here’s what you need to do. Go to the websites of the trusted perishable shipping companies. Each company should have a form on their website that allows you to get a shipping quote. Fill out these forms as accurately as possible, and you’ll get quotes from each company within a few minutes. Now, all you have to do is compare the quotes to find the rate that’s most affordable. However, there’s one thing you need to keep in mind. Price doesn’t always tell the full story. For example, let’s say one perishable shipping company quotes you a lower price, but they take longer to deliver the shipment or maybe they lack the necessary freezers and coolers at their transit points to ensure your shipment is kept fresh. Clearly, they wouldn’t offer the best value. One more way to save money on perishable shipping is to make sure you pack your perishables carefully. Otherwise, your shipment could get ruined, and you would have wasted money.

How can you be sure you pack your perishables correctly? It depends on which type of perishables is being shipped. If you’re shipping frozen goods, you need to pack the box with dry ice to help keep the contents frozen. On the other hand, if you’re shipping refrigerated goods, frozen gel packs can help keep them cool until they’re delivered. A little preparation can save you a lot of money. Use the tips in this article to get a great value on perishable shipping.

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