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Costly Logistics Mistakes to Avoid in Nigeria

Shipping errors are one of the most common errors that could jeopardize one's company. A small mishap in the shipment process can translate into a heavy financial loss for businesses.

One of the ways to ensure a great shipping experience is to be meticulous throughout the planning and execution and also to avoid the following common freight shipping mistakes:
1) Poor Packaging. Proper packaging is very essential in the shipment process. Freight forwarders are not liable for any loss or damage that occurs as a result of poor packaging of goods.
If you are having challenges with the right packaging materials or on how to appropriately pack your items, seek professional help.
Getting in touch with freight carriers may be more time-consuming, but it will eventually be worth it--especially when your shipments arrive its destination safe and unscathed.

2) Inaccurate freight class. There are 18 standard freight classification of rates charged by LTL shippers and can be very tricky to select the applicable one.
Don't shy away from consulting your carrier to ensure that you classify your item(s) properly, or you will incur unexpected extra-charges.

3) Depending on one Carrier for all the Shipments: Maintaining good business relationships is indeed important, however, entrusting all your shipping needs to one carrier holds many risks.
As your business grows, your shipping needs will ultimately change, and one logistics provider may not be able to handle all your requests.
Instead use a logistics service provider like Vagmon e-Grup & Logistics which has numerous fleets of carriers. They are reputed in ensuring that all your shipping needs are met without commanding an exorbitant price.
  4) Selecting the Wrong Freight Carrier. Many people go wrong by choosing clearing and forwarding companies that are not well suited for the job.
Essential factors to consider when selecting a carrier include: experience handling your type of item(s), familiarity with pickups and delivery areas, years of existence and track record. You can check online customer reviews and company websites to discover which freight forwarders are the best bet.
 5) Not completing paperwork carefully. Several customers go astray by doing everything right up until this point. Key documentation errors that must be avoided include: Lading/Airways Bills, Packing Lists, form-M, and Commercial Invoices.
Never provide misleading, inaccurate or wrong descriptions of goods in your paper-works, it will cost you! You can be sanctioned and also get your goods confiscated.
6) Not Tracking the Your Shipment. Top clearing and forwarding companies provide easy tracking methods for customers in order to help them prevent costly shipping errors or theft once the cargo has been picked up.
In the case when your freight does happen to be stolen or delivered to a wrong address, you can alert the carrier to locate and recover it (that's if the carrier hasn't spotted the issue).
 Stay Out of Trouble with Vagmon e-Grup & Logistics. Are you still concerned about making costly errors? Then, get in touch with the company for advice, shipping options and free quotes.

For over 2 decades, Vagmon e-Grup & Logistics has been helping customers move their tough shipments from one destination to the other.
The company is quite knowledgeable and vast in this industry. The company's experts will help you avoid shipping mistakes by providing solutions to your delivery problems and helping you navigate the supply chain operations.


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