South America is an increasingly popular destination, both for private citizens and for companies seeking new markets for their products and services. No matter which sector you represent, public or private, you need to find the right logistics company if you are contemplating shipping to South America. What should you know about shipping to South American nations? What goes into choosing the right logistics company?
Experience The first thing that a logistics company should offer you is experience. New startup shipping companies might be fine; after all, every company was a startup at one point. However, companies with a decade or so of experience under their belt are always a better choice. Why is this? Numerous things can crop up during shipping and it takes an experienced company to deal with those problems and concerns without endangering your shipment.
Dedication How dedicated is the company to providing safe transport for your shipment? Shipping to South America can be difficult, particularly if you require shipment to some of the more outlying areas on the continent. Choosing a logistics company that is dedicated to providing safe and timely delivery of your shipment is vital. The wrong choice could mean that your shipment arrives in a damaged condition, or that it arrives far later than you would have liked. Both situations can be detrimental.
Reputation What is the companys reputation in the industry? Are they recognized as a leader in shipping to South America and other international destinations? Do they have a reputation for quality customer service and dedication to providing transparency? Does the company ensure that shipments are safeguarded throughout the shipping process? Does the logistics company provide you with recourse should something untoward occur during the shipping process? You must answer these questions prior to choosing any shipping company.
Shipping Speed How fast can the company deliver your shipment to South America? Obviously, some variances exist depending on the final destination of your goods. For instance, its much easier to reach a seaport in a timely manner than it is a destination in the interior of a nation. However, when shipping to South America, or any other destination, time is always of the essence. Make sure that the logistics company you choose is capable of providing safe, but timely delivery of your goods. If possible, obtain a delivery date in writing prior to signing any agreement.