May 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // SALT LAKE CITY – Small business owners often wear many hats and are hyper focused on their core business which can result in missed opportunities for reduction and efficiency in their shipping process. During National Small Business Week, May 4-8, Unishippers Global Logistics, one of the nation’s largest shipping resellers, is helping small- and mid-size business owners optimize their shipping process.
Knowledge of all shipping components can help business owners pinpoint how their money is being spent and what can be improved upon to streamline the process for maximized cost savings.
“Unishippers’ core belief is that small- and mid-sized businesses should have access to the same cost-effective shipping practices and services normally only available for the largest shippers,” said Kevin Lathrop, President of Unishippers. “We find that many small businesses don’t know what steps to take to effectively optimize and streamline their shipping practices. Devoting time to understand and refine the process can have a lasting impact on a business’s bottom line.”
As the shipping landscape changes and technology and shipping services continue to evolve, Unishippers has compiled the following tips to serve as a starting point so businesses can gain a competitive edge:
Unishippers’ nationwide system of franchises and affiliate outlets are small- and mid-size business advocates who are committed to providing customers with reduced shipping rates through top national, regional and local carriers. The company delivers Platinum Service that includes a dedicated account team for service, technology built for SMB customers and flexible credit, insurance and invoicing options—all traditionally reserved for Fortune 500 customers. Leveraging the combined volume of its 50,000 customers, Unishippers secures stable discounts from carrier partners that are then passed on to customers. For more information on Unishippers, visit www.unishippers.com.
Founded in 1987, Unishippers has grown to the largest reseller of shipping services in the nation with more than 290 franchise locations and affiliate outlets. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, the Unishippers concept is simple – work with major carriers including UPS®, Saia®, Estes®, YRC Freight and UPS Freight® to handle the pickup, transport and delivery of customers’ shipments. All the while, local franchisees work to provide customers with service and support. By leveraging the combined shipping volume of all its customers, Unishippers gets deeply discounted rates from its carriers, resulting in lower shipping costs. Unishippers serves more than 50,000 small to mid-sized businesses, and has been recognized as a top freight broker by Transport Topics and a top franchise by Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and the Inc. 5000. For information on Unishippers, including information on franchising opportunities and price quotes, visit www.unishippers.com.