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 where a 3PL like Customodal can be a significant asset. 3PL’s are logistics experts that work with your company to coordinate shipments, improve logistics, and increase efficiency when transporting your goods, among many other things. They are professionals who know the shipping industry inside and out and have the experience necessary to navigate anything that arises along the way.

While a portal is going to streamline data entry process and give you control on selecting LTL carriers or choosing needed transit times, a team of professionals backing you up is important. Customodal offers a second set of eyes on every single shipment, monitoring them daily and quality checking everything! Through TFWW, Customodal has access to a high-end transportation portal while also providing that personal touch on each shipment. 

Additionally, Customodal’s team learns your business to help you maximize shipping efficiency. We’ll files claims for you and work with our carrier partners to help get your goods where they need to be. 

A portal provides personal 24/7 access to every shipment, as well as detailed statistics on your logistics. Combine that with a Customodal partnership   DIY Shipping Portals are great, but combine a portal with a professional team and your company has the best of both worlds.