What is Transportation-Based 3PL

Specialize in the transportation between locations. For example, they might transport inventory between your factory and warehouse or you and your retail buyer. Consider the following when weighing a parcel transportation provider:

1. Origin location

2. Destination location

3. Timeframes

4. Shipping methods

5. Service levels

6. Pricing and discounts


Remember to consider import/export taxes and duties if you transport freight globally.

Traditional parcel transportation providers include DHL, FedEx, UPS, and the USPS. Same-day delivery is normally handled by local couriers like Postmates and UberRush. Transportation marketplaces like Flexport, Freightos, and GrandJunction connect buyers and sellers.

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