Is an online freight marketplace right for you?
Abstract: A new generation of online businesses wants to cut the transportation middleman out of the warehousing and distribution equation. These new marketplaces offer manufacturers and distributors greater convenience and efficiency by directly matching them with freight carriers, cutting down on red tape and lag time. But this article cautions that, without proper research and planning, it might not be possible to achieve the desired cost savings and efficiencies. It discusses how these online marketplaces work and how to avoid potential pitfalls.