Getting the Help You Need Through Parcel Contract Auditing
By agreeing to parcel contract auditing, you can save on delivery charges and charges for mistakes that aren't the fault of your business. For example, during the evaluation of your shipping records, your parcel pricing experts may find that your business has been paying for refunds on products that were delivered late by your shipping carrier or for products that have gone missing during the shipping process. Parcel pricing experts can help you identify these shipping errors so your business can come to your carrier with the data necessary to optimize your contract for better savings.
The U.S. may be number one in the world when it comes to the number of parcel deliveries made every year, but that doesn't mean mistakes don't happen. Parcel contract auditing helps to catch these mistakes so you don't end up spending more than necessary.
Using a Third-Party to Read the Fine Print
It's understandable if you think of yourself as a shipping cowboy, wrangling errors and trying to head off disputes. However, outsourcing your parcel contract auditing work to an experienced auditor, someone who knows what it takes to save your business money on parcel deliveries, can help you save time and money. Outsourcing allows you to focus on other aspects of your business.
Additionally, when you aren't as experienced in reading the fine print, you might end up missing a dangerous detail in your shipping records. For instance, if you sign a shipping contract that contains a GSR waiver, then that means your shipping carriers don't have the financial incentive to deliver your packages to your customers on time. Instead, refunds demanded by angry customers because of late or missing shipments becomes your company's responsibility even if those late or missing packages aren't your fault. You might not be aware that you've signed a GSR waiver in your shipping contract until a parcel shipping auditor has identified the returns in your invoices.
By taking advantage of parcel contract auditing, you can recoup lost funds from items that manifested but never shipped, costs for late deliveries, erroneous pricing, and more. After the parcel auditing contract process is completed, you can get some valuable insights that will assist you in future shipping negotiations with shipping providers, such as FedEx or UPS.