To lower your inbound shipping costs, select to use a forwarding plan when you create your next inbound in the Deliverr Seller Portal!
While you will be charged a per unit forwarding fee, shipment forwarding is specifically calculated to be cheaper than direct plans.
The difference between forwarding and direct plans is that direct plans get your products available for sale faster but forwarding plans get your products into the Deliverr more cheaply. Forwarding plans also increase your fast tag coverage because products are spread to more fulfillment centers.
Deliverr calculates the forwarding fee based on freight costs, capacity in forwarding facilities, and size and weights of units. Because freight costs play a large role in the forwarding costs for Deliverr, the forwarding fee may differ from one shipping plan to another.
Deliverr's goal is make the forwarding cheaper for you than shipping directly to fulfillment centers. If you notice that forwarding costs are higher than direct costs, please email email@example.com.
How does forwarding work?
When you send products to Deliverr, you create an inbound shipping plan in the Deliverr Seller Portal. A part of the inbound process is picking between forwarding and direct shipping plans.
Forwarding plans require you to pack 1 shipment. Once your shipment arrives at the Deliverr crossdock, your pallets are broken down at a box level (which is why following labeling instructions is very important!) and boxes are "forwarding" across the Deliverr fulfillment network. Deliverr uses automation and smart software to combine your inbound with other merchants' and drive down the cost for everyone.
On the other hand, direct plans require you pack 1 or more shipments (usually 4), one for each fulfillment center that Deliverr will have you ship to. While forwarding it cheaper, direct plans will get your units available for sale faster.