Why Do Auto Shipping Quotes Vary?
When you’re searching for the shipping companies and cheapest shipping services, you’re most likely to get different quotes from different services. Just remember, the lowest price is not always the best choice. The surprising part for you may be that each transporter will charge different amounts for shipping at the same location, same carrier and via the same routes.
So, the question is, why is that so? Why do the shipping charges keep varying? We are assuming that you’re comparing the quotes while considering the same factors, especially the type of carriers, the differences in the quotes can be due to the “behind the scenes” probabilities of your transport broker. This means he has to take a look into how your vehicle will be picked up, what will be the availability of the slots on the desired dates, what kind of trailer and the drivers are available and so on. Depending upon these factors, you will be offered a quote for the service. Also, as mentioned, low price can mean you pay more in other ways. To explain, if you get a one or two lower quotes than the rest, there are fair chances that you’re on a standby indefinitely. So, make sure to double-check reviews before finalizing the quote and don’t fall into the trap by going for a lower price. Sometimes, the transport brokers will offer you a cheaper price just to lock the deal. They will even offer you doorstep pick-up, delivery and car wash service for free. These are basically the business tactics used by companies to attract new customers. Also, some services will charge an additional amount even after locking the deal. So, be aware of such fraudulent services and check their online reviews, terms & conditions before selecting them.