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Is My Business Large Enough to Need Shipping Help?

Is My Business Large Enough to Need Shipping Help?

Should I partner with a 3PL? There are a lot of things to manage when you're overseeing a business. Shipping is a significant component of any business and making sure products arrive when they are supposed to is critical. Are you at the point where you think you might need help with shipping? Are you wondering if your business is large enough to need a 3PL? At what point should you consider a 3PL partnership? We can help answer that! Third-party logistics, or 3PL, is an outsourcing service...

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A List of Questions to Ask your 3PL

A List of Questions to Ask your 3PL

Third-party logistics, or 3PL, is an outsourcing service that manages operational logistics of shipping operations from warehousing to delivery. If your business is currently using a 3PL or looking to add one, here are a list of questions to ask your 3PL: Questions to Ask Your 3PL: How long have you been in business? - You want a 3PL that has experience and a deep understanding of the logistics industry. Customodal, for example, has decades of experience combined with a passion for the...

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Meet Justin Clairmore

Meet Justin Clairmore

Meet Justin Clairmore, Account Executive at Customodal! Justin was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin and currently lives in nearby Weston. He is proud to be an active part of the community where he was raised. Justin brings to Customodal a diverse work background, including time spent in Steel Fabrication, Construction, Transportation, Customer Service, Auto Repair, and Sales. His most recent career was as a Sales Manager for a Car Dealership for the last 7 years. Though new to logistics,...

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What You Need to Know About DIY Shipping

What You Need to Know About DIY Shipping

Today we're talking about DIY Shipping (ie: Do It Yourself Shipping). There are a lot of online portals out there that allow companies to coordinate their own shipments. This is wonderful if you are very, very experienced shipper who understands accessorial rules, are willing to take care of any claims processing that you need to do, and want to solve your own problems. However, if you're a company that makes $25 million or less, the odds are high that you could benefit from some help. That's...

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Meet Mark Wittmer

Meet Mark Wittmer

Meet Mark Wittmer, our new Business Development Manager located in Los Angeles, CA. Mark was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Minneapolis before moving to the west coast 35 years ago. He is a Washington State graduate with more than 32 years in the logistics industry. Mark enjoys working with people most of all, and in his free time the self-declared "foodie" can be found enjoying walks, music, family, church, and time with his kids.

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Why Work with a 3PL During a Recession

Why Work with a 3PL During a Recession

Working with a 3PL is a great idea, but why work with a 3PL during a recession? Working with a 3PL during a recession can have benefits for both your company and your customers. If your business is selling less and struggling to be profitable, it might be time to consider a new approach to logistics. Third-party logistics, or 3PL, is an outsourcing service that manages operational logistics of shipping operations from warehousing to delivery. This allows business owners to focus more on the...

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