How to ask for shipping rates from your freight forwarder
Now that you know what you need to do to hire the best freight forwarder to handle your shipments, you should know the details you require to get the accurate quote and shipping rates for your products. This will help you prepare adequately and also help the freight forwarder serve you well.
To request for a quote from Winsky Freight, the information required include:
1. Product name.
The name of the product is required. Also, is the product with or without battery? Is it magnetic? Is it liquid? Are they dangerous goods?
2. INCOTERMS or Terms of Sale.
Incoterms refer to your International Commercial Terms with the seller, supplier, manufacturer or factory. Are your incoterms EXW (Ex works), Free on Board (FOB), or Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF)?
3. Weight and Volume information.
If you have the goods packing lists, that’s the most preferred. Alternatively, you can send the gross weight and volume information of the shipment.
4. Address of the supplier or factory.
If your contract price term is EXW, then we have to arrange the pick up from your supplier or facotry, so the address of the supplier or factory will be needed for us to check the pick fee.
5. The destination address or port of destination.
For Express shipping or any type of door to door delivery, we will need your exact destination address and post code to check the exact cost, and for Air freight or any type of shipping to Port only, then your port information will be required.
6. Your preferred shipping method (air freight, express freight, sea freight, or train delivery).
The shipping cost is very different for the air freight, express freight, sea freight or train delivery, so pls let us know which shipping method do you prefer.
7. Your preferred time of delivery – how quickly do you want the shipment to be delivered.
If you don’t know what shipping way is more suitalbe for you, pls let us know your preferred time of delivery, we will try to recommend the best shipping method that can meet your demands.