Let’s face it: shipping is a crucial element of the customer experience—but it’s probably not your core business. Either way, you need to make sure your products get where they’re going with efficiency—and without error.
You want the best prices and the least amount of hassle. When managing the supply chain feels like a necessary evil that’s putting a dent in your bottom line, MCG is here to help turn it into your newest competitive advantage.
Level the Playing Field
For far too long, businesses have had very little say when it comes to negotiating shipping costs with carriers. All too often, it’s a one-sided transaction where discounts and incentives are buried in the contract.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Partnering with MCG puts you in control, making the process more transparent and giving you unprecedented pricing knowledge.
How? Consider one client’s situation as an example—let’s call him Jerry. Smart, focused and exacting, Jerry was thrilled that he was getting the best prices possible after a 10 percent discount, according to his primary carrier.
Jerry wondered whether it was even possible to lower his costs any further. But after a closer look, MCG was able to help Jerry’s company save over 25 percent more, and he didn’t even have to change carriers.
Suddenly, Jerry felt empowered in his negotiations. Did he have more than 80 years of experience working directly for major carriers? The buying power of nearly 1,000 client companies? Nope—but he put MCG on his side at the negotiating table, and now he did.
We can make a difference for you, too. Here’s a peek at our process.
Plan & Analyze
Getting the most out of your carrier contracts starts with understanding your corporate culture and needs. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What are your goals? How do you ship? At MCG, we’ll help you hone in on key performance indicators (KPIs) that are critical for maximizing your savings and profitability, then continually measure your progress to keep you on track.
Negotiate with Power
It’s in the carrier’s best interest to maximize their own profits. How prepared are you to renegotiate your agreement for your best interest?
With MCG’s expert negotiators on your side, you’ll be ahead of the game. You’ll have unprecedented insight into carrier price points, preferred margins, and pricing strategies—plus the inside scoop on what others in your industry are getting for their money. We’ll help you identify areas where you can reduce costs and renegotiate your pricing, then maintain those savings to insulate yourself from unpredictable rises.
Settle & Measure
Do you really want to spend your time managing, auditing, allocating, paying, and reporting? Of course not—but we do! When you partner with MCG, you’re no longer lost in the fine print. You’ll have crystal-clear visibility for all aspects of your shipping spend, with dashboards and data visualizations to support decision makers and staff.
Transparency helps you make fact-based decisions without sacrificing your bottom line. At MCG, we put the power in your hands to cut costs and maximize your business’s capabilities.
Isn’t it time you leveraged the knowledge of industry experts who have deep insight into carrier price points, preferred margins, and pricing strategies—plus the inside scoop on what others in your industry are getting for their money?
Let MCG carry your business forward. Contact us today to learn more.