Our Contract Optimization Process
We analyze your shipping data
We break down services, zones, weights, accessorial surcharges, minimum charges, & more…
We uncover areas to optimize
Contracts can contain hidden costs, misaligned discounts, & more. We identify them and replace them with favorable terms
We implement your new & improved shipping contract
Once we determine what your ideal terms and rates look like, our shipping consultants guide you through the proposal process, doing all the legwork for you
Why should Shipware help negotiate my contracts?
Parcel negotiation and freight negotiation are complex processes – especially when your carrier knows more about your distribution profile than you do. We pull insights and intelligence from your data that levels the playing field.
Contract negotiation can be a long, drawn out process, and every day you ship on subpar rates, you’re losing money. With thousands of carrier negotiations under our belt, the guidance and expertise of our LTL & parcel consulting team will not only procure incredible rates for you, but also get you cost savings in half the time.
It’s simple. If we don’t save you money, we don’t get paid. Either we help you achieve best-in-class rates or you receive expert, third-party validation that your current rates are unbeatable. It’s a win-win situation. However, across all the shipping carrier contracts we’ve encountered since 2011, most shippers overspend an average of 20%.
Businesses that partner with Shipware average 21.5% savings on annual shipping costs
Whether they spend $100 million or fifty thousand per year on shipping, Shipware has helped businesses across all sizes and industries cut costs and spend smarter.
What we learned after working with Shipware is that the confidentiality provision in carrier pricing agreements is a well thought-out strategy to prevent shippers from understanding the rates and terms of other shippers since we can’t disclose rates. The Shipware process allowed us to better understand the discounts and concessions we were entitled to without any breach in terms with our delivery partners.
VP of Supply Chain, AutomotiveDetroit MI
We used to use a broker for our LTL shipments. In theory, it’s a good concept: benefit with deeper discounts by aggregating volume from hundreds of other shippers. However, after working with Shipware, we learned that we could avoid huge broker markups and reduce our LTL costs by forging direct relationships with the carriers. We are saving 18% with the same high-quality LTL providers we had been using previously, and as we grow, WE benefit with even higher discounts – and not the broker. We’re also using Shipware’s TMS to identify the right carriers for the right loads for better time in transit at lower costs. I’ll never use a broker again.
Dir of Transportation, Consumer ProductsCarlsbad CA
I’m not new to logistics. Been at my job nearly two decades, and I’ve worked with 4-5 parcel invoice audit companies during my career. Shipware’s audit is hands down the best. It delivers significantly greater savings week in and week out, and their spend management reports and portal are tools I actually use to improve my business.
President, AutomotiveSan Diego CA
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