What Does a Small Parcel Audit Include?
A thorough small parcel audit will help you discover which invoices contain errors. At Global, we begin with our signature Global 15-Step Auditing Process to scan your previous invoices. Then, our clients join our monthly audit service schedule.
You’ll get a monthly report outlining overcharges. And, you’ll get a refund check from each shipping provider.
Finding and getting your refunds is step 1. Then, we permanently fix issues by helping you negotiate directly with your parcel carrier.
What is the purpose of auditing software & services?
The best parcel post-audit services perfectly combine manual auditing and efficient auditing software.
At Global, we provide parcel audit services for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies that ship around the world. Our parcel audit service will help you understand where you stand financially. And, most importantly, your bottom line will start looking a lot stronger. It’s often the quickest way to free up cash for new business growth.
Your company needs a parcel audit that includes every aspect of your shipment history.
But, the benefits of parcel audit services go far beyond cost reductions.
Saving on your shipping costs improves your customer service and reputation. Fixing those quick wins in your supply chain improves the level of service your customers receive.
How do our small parcel audits work?
Shipping Carrier Refunds – Our Process
- We work closely with carriers to ensure we find every claim possible.
- We will file the claim and help our clients recover any lost or damaged items.
- We offer an easy way to manage all your claims online.
Erroneous Charges & Eligible Refunds Available
Late deliveries – Most global shipping carriers charge a premium for late delivery.
Duplicate entry – Duplicates happen all the time. They are easy to miss if you don’t know what to look out for. Our proprietary 15-Step Auditing Process compares multiple shipments against each other.
Dimensional weight errors – Most businesses are unaware of the complexities involved in calculating DIM weight pricing. But, it’s important to understand the basics before negotiating your carrier rates.
Invalid address correction – Wrong address correction leads to invalid charges every day, and only a detailed parcel audit will discover them. This happens when the sender’s zip code does not match the receiver’s zip code.
Other factors can also lead to incorrect charges and pricing mistakes. For example, if you send a package to someone who lives in another state or country, you will incur additional fees.
Incorrect Surcharge – Fuel surcharges are often overlooked or misapplied. So, correctly applying fuel surcharge will help reduce costs from major carriers.
Parcel Auditing Without Errors… by Global Post Auditing
Parcel auditing should be an essential part of any company’s shipping operations.
With Global, you don’t have to worry about wasting money on ineffective solutions. We help you save money by providing insight into current market trends. We incorporate UPS, FedEx and regional parcel carriers into the negotiation to address your cost and process needs.
Our Small Parcel Audit Services will help you optimize:
- Invoice Audit, Fraud Check and Error Recovery
- Accounting Automation: GL Coding, Cost Allocation and File Upload
- Contract Management and Support
- Spend Monitoring and Alert Reporting
- Internal Spend Visibility and Analysis
We average 8–12% savings when all services are employed!
Our 3 Types of Small Parcel Auditing Services
1. Accounting Automation and Audit
UPS and FedEx
This audit includes all invoices for errors, fraud, and service failures. Our team will work directly with the carrier to recover credits. And, we’ll work with Accounting to code all shipments.
You get up-to-date reports to help daily process communication.
2. Logistics Optimization and Consulting
Parcel and LTL
This parcel audit will optimize your process to ensure the most cost-effective services. Global will evaluate spend analysis to help management decision-making. Here are a few things we include:
- Review Warehouse Distribution Service Levels
- Review Package Analysis-Transit time and Billed Weight
- Reporting Portal with KPI tracking
3. Contract Support
Want to make sure you have the best rates and terms possible?
Global consults with Fortune 500 businesses every week. And, we’ve become pretty quick at finding innovative ways to get your product to its destination.
Our Contract Support service fits businesses with these goals:
1. Optimize your current shipping contract rates to make sure they fit your shipping profile.
2. Review a new acquisition or change in the shipping profile.