July 6, 2018 Business Basics, News

Why Working with an Experienced 3PL Provider Makes Sense for Your Business

Experienced 3PL Provider

An experienced 3PL provider like AFP Global Logistics has weathered the extraordinary changes in the logistics industry and is prepared to adapt further in the future.

A wise person once said that the more things change, the more they stay the same. This proverb is especially poetic when applied to the logistics industry. We have witnessed extraordinary change in the business thanks to the rapid development of new technology and the growth of e-commerce straining capacity. Despite big changes, however, the end goal of logistics and 3PL providers remain the same – deliver high-quality service to clients and get cargo to their final destinations in a timely manner.

You might think that picking a 3PL provider for your business is all about choosing the one with the flashiest perks or the shiniest new gear. But there’s still something to be said for having an experienced team on your side who has witnessed the development of the industry firsthand and is prepared to adapt further to more disruptive changes. AFP Global Logistics has been in the business for nearly 30 years and can offer much more to your business than the newest player in the shipping game. Here’s why working with an experienced 3PL provider like AFP Global makes sense for your business.

Drawing on Past Experiences to Evolve

An experienced 3PL provider is able to draw on past experiences to solve current problems in a way a newer company simply can’t. Having a pair of steady hands at your side can save your company time, money, and a lot of hassle. In addition, as the transportation industry continues to evolve through the widespread adaptation of new technologies, methods, and processes, the newer 3PL may balk or hesitate to adapt with them. An experienced 3PL provider like AFP Global is never afraid to change methods to support new realities – after all, they’ve adapted throughout the last couple of decades with a combination of research and patience! Customers will always demand the best – where new companies might hesitate, experienced 3PLs seize the opportunity to grow.

A Complete Understanding of the Needs of Your Industry

It’s a fact that different industries have different shipping needs. Shippers in the biomedical or pharmaceutical industries will need their cargo catered to in a way that manufacturing companies may not need. And shipping booths and materials to trade shows requires a completely different approach! With an experienced 3PL provider, you get a total understanding of the shipping needs of your industry. We know just how to handle your cargo and transport it safely and promptly to its final destination. And we understand budgetary limitations and how to make your shipment cost-effective. We can explain the difference between full truckload and less-than-truckload shipping, as well as assess your shipment and giving you advice on which method would be best to help your company realize your goals.

We Understand Networking

The transportation industry is extremely competitive right now, especially with demand for cargo space outpacing current capacities. And without connections in the field, you might not know where to turn for affordable solutions for your business. Enter the experienced 3PL provider. We have built connections with industry leaders for years and can put our networking power to work for you. Not only do we simplify the process of shipping your goods, but we can also help you save some money and positively impact your company’s bottom line!

We Have a Proven Track Record of Success

Experienced 3PL providers like AFP Global Logistics have a proven record of helping companies with their shipments. In addition, we also have a reputation to uphold. As a family-owned and operated business, AFP Global Logistics is even more committed to the great work they do for their customers and in bringing decades of experience to work for your company.

AFP Global Logistics

For any and all of your freight shipping and warehouse storage needs nationwide, look no further than AFP Global Logistics. We provide a full range of shipping and logistics services, and our 25 years in the business have given us the tools we need to create customized logistics solutions that are tailored to the needs of each client we serve. We have what it takes to provide the superior shipping and logistics solutions that your business needs to thrive. For more information or to start designing your own logistic solutions today, get in touch with AFP Global Logistics at 410.590.1234 (toll-free 800.274.1237), email us at info@afplus.com, or fill out our quick and easy contact form here!

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