Small to mid-sized companies that need logistics usually choose one out of two types of shipping: it will be either a 3PL, Third Party Supplier, or making use of Air Freight Software to coordinate their needs by themselves.
Small and mid-sized companies frequently deliver Less Than Load (LTL) shipping, allowing these companies to split their shipping costs with another smaller load made by another company with the same destination. While this procedure adds truck stops to the shipping route, air freight programs can offer the optimal periods for shipping your product and reduce the travel time, while also keeping costs down.
A 3PL supplier does not offer shipping path optimization like your own software does. And this is another characteristic that can greatly reduce your shipping costs. Path optimization takes into consideration how many stops the truck has to make when delivering packages, not only the shortest trips.