TIPS FOR CHOOSING A SHIPPING SERVICE

When selecting a company to ship your valuables with, it is important to consider several criteria, including:

Bonded & Licensed

No matter what you are shipping, you want it to arrive safely and in a timely manner. Get peace of mind by choosing a shipping service like Pacific Crating & Shipping that is bonded, licensed and has a good reputation. Being bonded gives the company validity to its claims of good customer service.In addition to being bonded, a shipping company that is licensed has agreed to uphold the values and standards set forth by the governing authority. Shipping services may also be approved as members of certain organizations that can greatly add to their validity. In addition to having a top rating from the Better Business Bureau, PCS is a member of the Household Goods Forwarders Association of America.

Requirements & Fees

Look for a shipping service with reasonable requirements that offers the most value for your money. Some shipping companies are not client-friendly and have prohibitive requirements that make it difficult to work with them. PCS values our clients and tailors our services to fit your needs. Depending on the value of the items to be shipped, fragility, weight, storage needs, mode of transportation and delivery methods, our experienced staff put together an affordable solutions tailored to your needs. You should consider all the steps required to use a shipping service and don’t be afraid to ask why these steps are necessary. At PCS, we are always willing to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Delivery Methods

Shipping services are available for air, ocean and land transportation and the costs can vary from company to company. Keep in mind the method of delivery determines how quickly your packages will reach their destination with air freight being the fastest and usually the most costly. Air freight can mean the difference between delivery within days or months. PCS helps clients decide which delivery method best fits their needs and budget. Our network of agents around the world allows us to ship door-to-door just about anywhere in a timely manner.

Build a Relationship

Some shipping services offer discounts to repeat clients. If you own a business and plan to ship on a regular basis, ask about possible loyalty discounts. You might be surprised at the savings you’ll enjoy simply by comparing these offers.

Background & References

Before engaging a shipping service, check them out thoroughly. You are trusting your valuable possessions to them and should make sure they will treat them with the care they deserve. Get a list of the company’s clients and top executives and solicit testimonials from its customers. Backed by more than 30 years of experience and many , PCS has a proven track record and stellar reputation.

Contact us today for more information on how you can benefit from our deep expertise with international moves and shipping.