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Logistics Mexico covers news and information about the many aspects of moving products to customers, such as warehousing, order tracking to delivery methods.
No matter what type of business you own, you surely realize the importance of satisfying the needs and requests of your clients since they are the ones who maintain your business on the market. You need to be incredibly considerate when it comes to choosing the right shipping and logistics company as a partner to your business because your choice is going to influence the success of your business. Your business’s reputation will be affected if the logistics company you choose to partner with does not prove to be a reliable one with superior quality services, which means that you have to do research before making a choice which you are going to regret after your clients are going to be unsatisfied with the rapidity and the professionalism that their orders are being shipped.
Check the company’s reputation
Surely the first aspect which you need to take into consideration when choosing the best logistics company to partner with is the company’s reputation. Before you make your choice, you need to investigate whether the firm has a good or bad reputation based on its partnerships with other businesses or other customers who have used the services of it. When checking the feedback of the logistics firm, you should pay attention if there is any complaint about delayed transportations, hidden costs, damaged packages because of the careless of the employees or the poor transportation conditions. If the name and the reputation of the logistics company have no negative feedback attached to it, you should consider it as a reliable partner for your business which will help you deliver all your products to your clients without any bad experience which might affect your company. Check testimonials, online reviews, and ratings to verify the satisfaction of other businesses owners who have chosen to use the company for shipping their products locally, nationally or internationally to their clients.
Security for your products
Another aspect which you need to consider before you choose a shipping and logistics company is the way that the company deals with the packages which need to reach the destinations of your clients without any damage. Make sure you choose a firm which can ensure a professional and the safest materials and products for packing your products to reach their destination of your clients without any damage.
Is the logistics company specialized for your type of products?
Depending on what products your business is producing, before you choose a shipping and logistics firm to send them to your clients, you have to make sure that the company has all the necessary tools and skills to ship your products in the right conditions. For example, if the products which need to be shipped to the clients need a subzero temperature environment or if they are produced by a fragile material such as glass or porcelain, the logistics firm you partner with should be specialized with all the special requirements which need to be respected for a safe shipment which would deliver the products to your clients in perfect shape to avoid any future claims of broken packages.
What are the shipping costs?
Surely, the costs of the shipping services are another essential aspect which you need to consider before choosing a logistics company to partner with. If you are able to find a logistics firm which can ensure professional and superior quality services while charging lower rates for delivering your products to your clients is going to bring benefits to your business. However, you need to make sure that low costs for the shipments will not cost you the satisfaction of your clients because of late deliveries, broken packages or unprofessional services. You should better consider paying a bigger amount of money for the services of the best logistics firm rather than having to deal with the situation when you have unsatisfied clients because of the delivery process who make your team deal with numerous claims and problems because this will make you lose more money and time which will affect the reputation and the growth of your business.
Geographical coverage for shipping your products
Depending on the area which you wish to extend your business to, you need to find a shipping and logistics company which can ensure the geographical coverage for the whole area. Whether you are planning to ship your products to Europe or you consider shipping from US to Mexico, you need to be incredibly considerate whether the company is able or not to ship your products to all the destinations that you need to deliver your products to your clients because using two or more companies to ensure local, national, and international shipment will be incredibly inefficient and costlier. Better to take your time and do research carefully to find a company which can ensure all your shipments.
Opportunity to keep a track of the shipment process
In order to make sure that the delivery process is done by the book and that the products reach your clients without any delay, loss or damage, you should partner with a logistics company which has all the up-to-date technology which gives you the opportunity to keep a track of how the shipment process is going. Also, your clients should be able to see all the information about when their package is going to reach the destination for a higher customer satisfaction.
Choosing the right logistics company to partner with might sound like a challenge since the reputation and the success of your business can both be negatively or positively influenced by whether you make the best choice or a bad one which you might regret after you get to deal with a low customer satisfaction. However, if you are incredibly considerate about the aspects above before you decide which shipping and logistics company you chose, you are surely going to choose the best for your business and you will get the opportunity to work with a trustworthy, efficient, and professional firm which will help your company grow on the market.
Why not being bound to air freight will save you money and time
So your company is going international, but how? Companies based in the United States, if not immediately, respond to an international market requesting their product, tend to start within the continent, and serving other North American countries, especially Mexico. They face the option of how they will transport their goods to the country, and what they want their distribution to look like. This situation becomes even more unique when shipping from the USA to Mexico, as some carriers, like EstafetaUSA, can accommodate international shipments across the border via freight truck. Thus opening up a slew of possibilities and decisions to be made, EstafetaUSA offers international air and ground freight, making our team specifically equipped to serve businesses of all sizes and needs.
Without exception, it’s every company’s obligation to understand the cost and potential returns of going international. When considering shipping on a solely cost basis, ground shipping will likely win out for smaller shipments. This option saves money on gas, customs clearance, and staff needed. Additionally, the equipment is a lower starting cost and consists of lower maintenance. All of these savings get passed directly on to you and make a noticeable difference in your bottom line. Air freight focuses on providing savings in volume over time. If your products are sent in large amounts but not common intervals your savings will likely be best manifested by the use of one plane rather than multiple trucks.
The volume and frequency of shipping will contribute greatly to an appropriate price quote, but also to the overall method used. Ground shipping is best utilized for companies that are in need of Less-than-Truckload shipments or have items that will fit into a freight truck. If the product is being shipping in large palletized loads that will need to arrive quickly, air freight may be the most effective answer. Another variable is frequency of shipping, a one time load will arrive faster via air freight, while regular shipments will be more regulated via ground shipping due to fewer and shorter weather delays, equipment delays, and other outside factors.
If your bottom line budget is clear and both options are viable, then likely you’ve moved on to considering what requires the least input from your company with the maximum returns. Getting your products to the point of shipping is the first adjustment needed if you’ve been warehousing in-house previously and now may need to transport them first to a mid-way point to be collected by your logistics company. While air freight will require the products to be taken to the location of the plane, this can be worked around with the correct shipping partner to require minimal time and cost. Ground shipping offers the convenience of door-to-door service for both your business and it’s customers. This requires no additional waypoints for your products but can take longer for the full transport to take place.
Rely on Estafeta to transform your business logistics in Mexico into a competitive advantage.
Most companies will tell you that they provide more services for less money, but not all can back it up. As Mexico’s largest shipping company, we’re trusted by thousands of individuals and businesses to get their packages from door to door, with ease and efficiency. With the right amount of shipping for your business, we may be able to save your company from 30%-40% off what you are paying for comparable services when you ship outside of the country. Shipping, especially for your business, means not only reining in expenses wherever possible, but reining in expenses while also prioritizing your delivery experience.
Save on Shipping Fees
Shipping for your business doesn’t look the same for everyone. If your business specializes in shipping products with a declared value of under $50, we may be able to help you complete paperwork to exempt you from paying most taxes (or VAT) when shipping to Mexico. It means that inexpensive products or materials, whether it’s an eCommerce offering products such as clothing and blankets, or an assortment of smaller goods and supplies to your offices across the border, can be shipped at a lower cost for less stress. We also ensure that you work with an Estafeta USA shipping expert, who can talk you through which fees and duties you will need to pay (and which you can avoid entirely) to make sure there’s always someone in your corner helping you save. Shipping more expensive items? You can learn more about the complete breakdown of per-shipment pricing, taxes, and more here.
Ground Shipping to Mexico
While many international shipping companies require your products to be loaded onto a plane and flown into Mexico, we are the only company that also offers ground shipping across the border. That means your shipments, whether they are less than a load or a few freights worth, can be shipped in a few different ways to accommodate the shipping strategy that works best for your business. We even assign a personal shipping expert to you in order to make sure all the proper paperwork is done beforehand. We won’t leave you wondering what step comes next.
With more cities serviced across Mexico than anyone else, our connections make a difference. Our over 100 point of sales in Mexico mean that not only can we get your package closer to your customer, we can do it for less too. With thousands of customers across the nation, your packages are rarely alone on the freight, cutting cost for your business and accelerating delivery time. We use our size to our advantage, and yours too.
Leveraging Shipping Costs
Part of shipping smarter is leveraging costs you don’t have to make into shipping options that will protect you in the future, and Estafeta USA’s insurance options provide peace of mind today and a lower overall cost on shipping. We offer attractive damage/loss insurance options that can save you money and stress, call our shipping experts to learn more about insurance options for your shipments. By streamlining that process and dealing with a single company instead of multiple not only are your packages safer, and your bill lower overall, it also requires less time on your end. We make tracking easy and insurance options reasonable while also providing you peace of mind.
Consolidation can be much more than convenient, it can be cost effective. If you’re warehousing with one company and shipping with another your bills are higher and your billing cycles more stressful. We offer consolidation services so that you can do much more than just ship with us at one low rate. We can store your goods, take care of kitting and tracking needs, and ship them straight from our warehouses (making delivery lightening fast).
Want to save 30-40% on each shipment your business sends across the border? Contact one of our shipping experts today.
We work to make sure your services are what’s best for you and saves you money at every turn.
Whether your business ships thousands of packages or is just starting out, it’s important to set up your services in the right place. While you could have one company assemble, another ship, and another continually fulfill those orders, finding a product partner that offers either the entirety of the services you are searching for, or even a portion of them, to limit touch points for daily for your business can have a significant impact. Whether your company ships 10 packages or warehouses 10,000, we have the services to help. We can manage as many or as few services as are needed to streamline your business and save you money.
For most larger businesses focused on buying, selling, or the need to transport, consolidation means storing your products in our warehouse and then shipping them from here. This makes a very large undertaking seem a bit smaller and cuts cost drastically by streamlining the process. You no longer have to communicate with 6 companies for an order but can simply hand it over to us.
For eCommerce retailers, brick and mortars, or other small buy-and-sell services, it means everything from pick & pack to sub-assembly, order fulfillment, and outbound administration. It also means as you grow, so do we. You may start with simple shipping needs and then as your office fills with boxes you realize it’s time to warehouse and we’re ready for that. We can build, store, ship, and care for your products in anyway you need.
Consolidation can be a bit of a broad term, but it is also a broad service. The breadth of service really depends upon your needs and customers, we adjust to fit what your company is most in need of and what is most efficient for you. So as you think about warehousing, shipments, tracking, assembly and more think of it all occurring under one roof to streamline communications, efficiency, and so much more. While streamlining can seem scary, it certainly has its merits.
More time for you
When your schedule no longer consists of contacting different companies and serving as the liaison for all issues, it becomes significantly more open. One call to our shipping agents, and questions and concerns regarding everything from tracking to assembly can be answered. If a change does arise, we can simply communicate within our lines instead of having to create a conference call of 6 businesses simply to inform them that a new screw will be used and the weight adjusted by 3 grams. Our streamlined process prevents us from being caught in semantics and enables us to focus on the larger tasks at hand.
When reporting season comes around, or you just want a quick update, our back office tracking systems enable you to get an update on all services within minutes. No more crazy charts detailing one small item, just log in to our portal and view updates, statuses, and tracking for every step of the process. Our user portal is simple and informative so that within a few minutes you have your answers and are ready to report back. Because when it’s all on one screen you can easily find your answers and move on with life.
Our bilingual staff are shipping experts who can answer every question you think up and make complex processes seem simple. We won’t send you to an FAQ document or a forum for help, our agents answer the phone every time and are happy to email you for any questions you may have. We won’t leave you in the dark about any process and won’t take days to respond, that’s just what we do. And if you’re not the phone type, we offer live chathat through our website 6 days a week which means the same real person answers your questions but without any background noise. Because when you’re trusting us with your companies products we understand how important that is and always want to keep you informed.
We know the fastest way to get your customers what they want is to have it all in one place and we have the perfect place to start. Telling your customers it could be 4 weeks before their product arrives rarely goes over well. We can cut that delivery time in half, with an average shipping time of 6-10 days from your business to theirs, that time is drastically shortened when it starts in our warehouses. We will store the supplies, assemble, fulfill, and ship orders for you at the click of a button. Not only do they get to your customers faster, you don’t have to worry about deadlines either.
As you grow, so do we.
Business is constantly changing, and a company that’s rigid simply can’t change with it. Our flexible services mean that no matter what the sales landscape- we are ready. We can match the level of service you need and expand whenever you do, so whether your company needs simple warehousing and shipping to full pick & pack and fulfillment services we can adjust. If you decide to grow from selling packaged snacks to selling frozen goods as well, you don’t have to switch companies and split costs. Our diverse services portfolio means we can manage everything from critical spare parts services to fulfillment to order tracking. And if your company is already grown, we are ready to take on the task with more than 200 locations across Mexico and warehouses along the border we are prepared for any workload.
Consolidating mans one less bill to pay
By focusing your services through Estafeta USA, you are able to pay one bill a month for all services rather than 20. We keep billing simple and straightforward so the one bill you do cover can be painless. Simplifying your monthly expenses is nothing to scoff at, especially if we can lower the overall cost and effort to pay. With every package we save you money and when that’s all added up it can leave a significant amount of extra money in your businesses pocket (30-40% to be exact).
So when you’re ready to consolidate your businesses shipping and fulfillment needs into one place our agents are ready to help. We know every step in warehousing and are ready to share our knowledge with you.
Estafeta Makes Shipping to Mexico Seamless and Painless
Red tape is a major player in shipping to Mexico, and without the correct shipping partner it can become an even bigger pain. Estafeta USA uses dedicated customs and border agents to liaison with customs and make sure every shipment goes smoothly and without unexpected delays. Because when you’re ready for help, you need the experts.
As you try to navigate the crazy road of eCommerce we are here to avoid those potholes. By knowing what to expect, you know how to budget for exporting and can move your business into Mexico confidently.
- If the declared package value is below $50, you don’t need to pay any additional taxes. It’s as simple as that, no import tax or crazy paperwork needed.
- For packages with a declared value from $50 to $1,000, they will only incur the minimum sales tax of 16%. This is the general tax for all products in Mexico and consumers are used to this added cost.
- For shipments with values over $1,000, we’ll put you in touch with our shipping experts to walk you through the network of taxes and additional duties that may be relevant to your shipment, and outline your choices and best suggestions for your particular shipment.
The shipping world can make for a confusing place, but placing your business in the hands of those who specialize in exporting can make the difference between painless shipping and constant headaches.
If you’re ready to share your business with Mexico, let Estafeta USA help you in that transition and take your success to new heights.