Why Do Businesses Work with a Third Party Logistics Franchise?

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So you’ve been looking into third party logistics franchise opportunities, and you’re wondering: why would businesses want to work with a third party when it comes to their shipping? Wouldn’t it make more sense to cut out the middleman?

In general, we totally agree that it’s good to keep business relationships as simple as possible. But logistics and shipping are extremely complicated. Everything can change at the drop of a hat, and regulations differ depending on what you’re shipping, how you’re shipping it, and who/where you’re sending it to.

If the owner of a small-to-medium sized business [SMB] tried to oversee all those components— including finding a carrier and troubleshooting with them, Customs, etc.)—for every item they ship, they wouldn’t have any time to run their business!

We do whatever we can to help our customers ship anything, anywhere— at a lower price than brands like UPS and FedEx. We can do this because we have the buying power of DHL in our corner, and we can leverage that connection to give every customer access to the most shipping solutions possible, at the most affordable prices we can [saving them anywhere from 11-33% on average in shipping costs, every time they ship].

“We’re able to go into these customers’ places of business, identify their pain points and where they’re struggling. We bring the buying power of thousands of customers [thanks to our relationship with DHL], so the carrier gives us a corporate-type discount. We pass that savings along to our customers.” – Cory Mitchell, InXpress franchise owner, Provo, Utah

As the third party logistics franchise for SMBs all over the world, InXpress franchise owners handle the ins and outs of shipping for their clients (including back-of-house assistance with things like invoicing, troubleshooting, and more). But that’s only part of the value proposition that makes InXpress one of a kind.

Along with our expertise, we offer standout customer service. We don’t stop with a phone call or email. We meet with our clients face-to-face and help them put their shipping solutions in place. When was the last time you got hands-on customer service from a business? Wouldn’t it be great to offer your clients that level of service?

“We give [the SMB] the ability to act like you’re a much larger company. What are you selling and how much does it cost to get it to your door? You’ll pay 10 times what Walmart did for freight. InXpress helps small businesses keep a competitive edge.”- Cathy Battreall, Jacksonville, FL franchisee and 2015 top-seller

So if you want to provide an invaluable service to small business owners—and love the idea of owning a home-based franchise—it’s time to consider InXpress. We focus on businesses with less than 500 employees, and value building and nurturing strong relationships with every client. Our team members are people who love sales— and value service. And we’re always looking for more people who share our dedication to helping small businesses meet and exceed their goals.

Are you ready to make a difference in the life of small business owners in your community? Let’s connect today to see if we can help you realize your career and lifestyle goals!