Since the beginning of the industry, shipping payments have been handled exclusively by invoicing. While this form of shipping payment has a good, long-standing track record, it is horribly inefficient.
An invoice can go unpaid anywhere from 30-90 days. This means that shippers (and the often the LTL middlemen they work with) incur a certain amount of risk when they issue an invoice. If the invoice remains unpaid, they may be forced to pay a third party to collect the debt. This risk, combined with the possibility of expensive collection services, results in higher shipping rates for you. Your business may pay all of its bills on time, but you’re still paying a premium to cover those who don’t. If you’re working with an LTL middleman or a 3PL, this premium can be doubled as every party involved adds their own costs for risk.
Why should you pay more to go through all that trouble?
At FreightorGator, we’re all about efficiency. That’s why we skipped the middleman and give you direct carrier pricing. That’s also why we do not invoice, only accepting credit card as a form of payment. Shippers preferthis because they don’t have to wait to get paid and don’t have to incur risk. This gives us the leverage to negotiate better rates with shippers. And, because there is no LTL middleman, we can pass those savings directly to you.
We know that this is a different way of thinking, but it is thinking differently that makes FreightorGator the best place to book your LTL shipping. Besides, think of all the frequent flier miles and rewards points your shipping can help you earn.
Are you ready to see what thinking differently can save you? Click here to get a free quote, and say “Later, Gator!” to the LTL middleman.