The Top Shipping Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Tania

For many small business owners, shipping can be quite daunting. From not knowing whether you are getting the best shipping prices to fears of getting your goods damaged, there are quite a few worries especially for those new to shipping. Here are some common shipping mistakes and ways to avoid them:

  1. Not comparing shipping rates for the best price. Rate shopping in itself can be quite time consuming. With FlagShip, you can calculate and see shipping rates and services from leading courier companies like Purolator, UPS and FedEx – all on one screen! You can review, compare, and choose the option that’s right for you.
  2. Not insuring your shipments. Sometimes damaged shipments are inevitable but by insuring your higher value shipments, you are essentially protecting yourself. FlagShip offers an in-house insurance option with one of the lowest rates in the industry!
  3. Missed Deliveries. Missed deliveries are out of your control but can end up quite costly for your business. What you can control though, is offering your clients convenient delivery options. FlagShip’s partnered couriers offer options such as a Saturday delivery to make sure your clients receive their shipment at their convenience.
  4. No tracking options. It’s important to be able to track your shipments to make sure they arrive on time and at the right destination. Without any additional cost, FlagShip makes tracking your shipments very simple – you can either enter in your tracking number or search for the shipment in question in your shipment history.

If you have any shipping questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we are always here to help!