Learn how to create a shipping RFP/RFQ.

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The freight shipping industry is filled with paperwork, proposals and acronyms. Acronyms shippers will often use are RFP, which means “request for proposal,” and RFQ, which means “request for quotation.” Both of these kinds of documents are designed to help to align pricing and services with shipping needs. The more information you can provide, the better the response will be.

Creating an RFP or RFQ isn’t difficult if you understand what you need to include to receive the most accurate proposal or quote. Details on basic information such as what you’re shipping or how much it weighs are important, but going deeper and being specific with information such as fuel surcharges you’re comfortable with or your average lead time will make a greater impact.

Check out this infographic that outlines how to create a shipping RFP and RFQ.


Creating an RFP RFQ

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Final thoughts.

A shipping RFP and RFQ makes it easier for you to outline what you need and make sure you have all the details of your shipment together. The benefits of working with a professional shipping company like Freightquote by C.H. Robinson include access to large networks of contract carriers, competitive pricing and RFPs built using proprietary logistics technology. At Freightquote, we provide tailored solutions to all of your business shipping needs. Start your RFP by visiting our page today.


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