Shipping Supplies by Ground, Air or Sea: The Advantages of Each for the Small Business By Ron Bailey

to buy all of the equipment you’ll need to keep your supply chain transporting smoothly, nor is it something you can devote much of your time to when you have so much else to deal with. But it’s an essential part of your business’ success, and you need to rely on experts to get the job done. If you can’t create an entire department from scratch, it makes more sense to rely on a third party.

A professional transportation service company will design a supply chain solution that works for your budget and individual needs. They’ll likely provide you with multiple options, including ground, air and sea shipping. You have to decide which one makes the most sense for your business’ needs, or if you need more than one type depending on how quickly you need things to move, what you need to move and where you need to move it. The transportation service company will offer advice if you ask for it, but it helps to know what you’re looking for and how much you’re willing to spend beforehand.


If you import or export anything outside of the country, you’re not going to be able to rely on ground transportation alone. However, if there are domestic stops along the way, you may find ground transportation the most convenient and affordable of your options. Your transportation service company will provide you a quote upfront based on a number of factors, including distance traveled, weight of the items, and frequency of transport. You won’t have to worry about road conditions or fluctuating gas prices as any delays and cost adjustments will be reflected in your quote.

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