Shipping is an integral part of most businesses and many major carriers lure customers with the offer of free shipping systems.

The question you might want to ask yourself is why are they willing to offer free hardware and software? What is the consequence of accepting this gift? Are some deals too good to be true?

This informational paper will provide answers to these questions and provide eight reasons why you should deconstruct a carrier's free system offer. You'll also learn many reasons why a vendor-supplied, multi-carrier system is the right business choice.

  1. Choices
  2. Options
  3. Competition
  4. Negotiation leverage
  5. Shipping zones
  6. Added costs
  7. Back-office capabilities
  8. Third-party insurance