By: Elliott Smith
“It starts with the Canadian dollar being near par with the U.S. Dollar” says UCanTrade, Inc. President Jim Pettinger, “and with costs from Asia increasing, more Canadian companies are now looking at more and more purchases in the U.S. In some cases, U.S. suppliers provide free shipping to a U.S. address. In other cases Canadian companies want to consolidate several small shipments into a larger one to minimize customs clearance costs. This is where UCanTrade can step in and provide cross docking services and work in conjunction with our client’s Canadian Customs Broker to expedite this process at a low cost.”
Pettinger adds that recently, UCanTrade was able to help a Vancouver, BC-based company save money on shipping costs with cross-docking services for a major acquisition of industrial equipment. UCanTrade’s client purchased a quantity from an American supplier, a supplier that offered free delivery to a U.S. address, but charged steep rates for international delivery to Canada. From our 20,000 square foot warehouse in Ferndale, Washington, UCanTrade was able to receive the shipment on behalf of the Canadian client, and hold the equipment until a truck was sent down from British Columbia to pick them up. UCanTrade’s client was able to utilize our facility to cross-dock and take advantage of a supplier’s offer of free shipping to a U.S. address, dramatically reducing the cost of their equipment purchase.
With our state-of-the-art warehouse and shipping facility conveniently located on I-5 only 15 miles from the border, UCanTrade, Inc. is strategically positioned to help British Columbia businesses save money on shipping with cross-docking services for U.S. purchases. If you are making equipment acquisitions in the United States, ask your vendor if they offer free delivery to addresses in the U.S. If they do, call us for cross-docking services and you too can save thousands on freight fees and international shipping charges.
Get in touch with the logistics experts at UCanTrade, Inc. today, and find out how your company can save money with Cross-Border Cross-Docking with UCanTrade.
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By: Elliott Smith