TAS 479: Shipping and Freight Forwarding Made EASY (Everything You Need Know)

How much do you know about freight forwarding? Are you at the point in your ecommerce businesses growth where you need all the information on that topic in one easily accessible place? Look no further! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he welcomes special Michael Gallardo to the podcast to give you all the info you need on freight forwarding. In their conversation, Michael and Scott cover when you should start using a freight forwarder, how to deal with common issues with customs, the difference between air and sea shipping costs, products that first time sellers should think twice about, and much more! You don’t to miss a minute of this informative and fascinating episode!

When should sellers consider using a freight forwarder?

When is it the right time to start using a freight forwarder? The last thing you want is to start the process too early or too late! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott welcomes Michael Gallardo to the podcast to unpack freight forwarding for the TAS audience. Michael starts off by encouraging any sellers who are using sea shipping to connect with a freight forwarder they can trust. This will help sellers eliminate a lot of the legwork they would have to do themselves and really makes the process a lot more streamlined and efficient. When it comes to air shipping, Michael says that a good rule of thumb to use is if you are shipping more than 250 kilograms (about 550 lbs.), you need to consider connecting with a freight forwarder. To hear Michael expand on this topic and more, make sure to listen to this episode!

It’s time to connect with a freight forwarder, what should you expect?

Now that the time has come where you can no longer rely on the simple shipping methods that work early on, you need to connect with a freight forwarder. What should you expect when starting that process? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott and his guest Michael Gallardo go over what you need to know and have ready to provide when you connect with your chosen freight forwarder. The process may sound intense and intimidating but it doesn’t have to be! Most of the info you have to provide up-front will be kept on file and the process will get easier with time. To hear all the ins and outs of this process from Michael, make sure to listen to this episode!

How FlexPort can help sellers.

As you ecommerce business grows and you really have orders moving quickly, you are going to need to reach out to a logistics expert or organization that can help make your life easier. That is exactly what Michael Gallardo and his team at FlexPort want to do for sellers like you! On this episode, you’ll hear from Michael as he opens up about FlexPort and all the ways they can partner with you to streamline and simplify your shipping process. They work hard to equip and empower their clients with all the info they need to make the decisions that work best for their unique situations. If you are ready to take your business to the next level with a freight forwarder like FlexPort, make sure to listen to this episode!

Nothing replaces action!

If you’ve been around the TAS community for very long you know that Scott loves to preach about why it’s so important to take action now, and often! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear that same message from another voice, Michael Gallardo. Michael joins Scott on this episode to give you all the info you need about freight forwarding, but he also shares pieces of his story and why the message of taking action is so vital for success. Find out why this important message of staying faithful to the process and taking action will really lead to results on this inspiring episode, you don’t want to miss it!

OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER

  • [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast!
  • [2:30] Scott welcomes Michael Gallardo to the podcast.
  • [5:00] How did Michael get started with freight forwarding?
  • [9:30] When should a seller consider using a freight forwarder?
  • [14:00] Michael talks about running into difficulties with customs.
  • [18:00] The difference between air and sea shipping costs.
  • [20:00] How dealing with a freight forwarder works.
  • [32:00] Focus on the one thing you need to do next.
  • [35:00] Products that first time sellers should think twice about.
  • [38:00] Important freight forwarding info sellers need to know.
  • [44:00] Michael talks about dealing with customs.
  • [47:30] Nothing replaces action.
  • [50:00] What does FlexPort do? How can they help sellers?
  • [55:00] Closing thoughts from Scott.

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TAS 479: Shipping and Freight Forwarding Made EASY (Everything You Need Know)

[INTRODUCTION]

[00:00:02] Scott: Well, hey, hey, what’s up, everyone? Welcome back to another episode of The Amazing Seller Podcast. This is episode number 479 and today we are going to be talking all about…

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