Difference between traditional freight forwarders and digital freight forwarders

The traditional freight forwarders have helped us a lot. They have been one of the most convenient options for businesses. However, the digital revolution seems to have changed everything. The digitization of certain aspects is beneficial and can eventually crash up certain things. 

The digital revolution has taken up in the freight forwarding world too. It has left a lot of things behind. The digitization however seems to have disturbed the traditional or offline mode of businesses. It is one of the beneficial ways through which the businesses are adapting to the changes. The digitization may be harmful in certain aspects, but it surely has opened a lot of arenas for the business. Furthermore, it has opened the terminal for success too. 

Here are certain differences between digital and traditional freight forwarding that has led to ClearitUSA FBA adopt it. 

  • Rate distribution

Rate distribution has always been a problem in traditional freight forwarding. It can become confusing thereby leading to formation of multiple sheets and communication. The complex pattern of spreadsheets can however have a huge impact on the business and the confusion may often lead to loss. 

However, the rate distribution in case of digital freight forwarding is very easy. With a centralized system the experts can be dedicated to real time visibility and compare the different rates. There is no manual interruption and hence, there are less chances of problems. 

  • Quote generation 

An offline or traditional freight forwarding system can take up a lot of time for quote generation. Usually, the quotation generation can take up to 24-48 hours. 

With digital freight forwarding, one wouldn't need to wait for long hours for quote generation. Since it is a centralized system, the quote generation can be done in less than 2 minutes. 

  • Document management

Traditional freight forwarding requires experts for going into different aspects for document management. The entire group of employees is involved for document management which can lead to a complex system thereby causing mishaps. 

There is no such problem of document management issues with digital freight forwarding. The digitalization offers an end-to-end solution with an increased screen visibility that helps to avoid any loss of document. 

The freight forwarders are now working with professionals who can offer them an end-to-end solution for their services. Hence, there has been a gradual shift from traditional to digital, and all for benefits. 

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