Our Modal Optimization Process:
We analyze your shipping data
We break down services, zones, weights, accessorial surcharges, minimum charges, & more…
Review your options
We model your current spending against a variety of alternate Modal Optimization strategies and Special Rate Programs to present you the most desirable carrier and service offerings
We help you implement your new rates
Whether plugging in one of our Special Rate Programs or engaging in an RFP, Shipware helps you every step of the way until your new best-in-class rate program is in place
Why is Modal Optimization or a Special Rate Program right for my business?
Not all businesses can leverage multi-million dollar shipping spends to gain the favor of carriers and attain big discounts. Smaller shippers have to be more tactical with their carrier and service choices or take advantage of Special Rate Programs like those that Shipware offers.
If your business mostly ships within one or a few regions, and you like high-quality delivery at lower costs and customized service, you are wise to consider regional carriers to complement national service provided by FedEx, UPS, and USPS. Shipware has relationships and access to discounted pricing with each of the major regionals.
It’s not often that carriers pass up an opportunity to take business from one another. If you’re open to making a switch, Shipware can massively reduce your shipping costs through one of our Special Rate Programs.
Not all shippers need to contract with a freight carrier. If you need the occasional less-than-truckload (LTL) pickup and delivery, you can take advantage of our special rates with all major LTL carriers, savings as much as 50% on shipments.
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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