Most fastener buyers that often need to use fasteners such as nylon insert lock nuts for commercial purposes usually need to buy them in bulk. Doing so online is usually a lot easier and cheaper, and in fact most of them are adopting this method of sourcing them. If you are interested in doing this, […]

Most fastener buyers that often need to use fasteners such as nylon insert lock nuts for commercial purposes usually need to buy them in bulk. Doing so online is usually a lot easier and cheaper, and in fact most of them are adopting this method of sourcing them. If you are interested in doing this, it would be wise of you to consider a number of important issues including how the shipping is handled. Some of the salient variables that need to be thought through include:


Choosing an ideal shipping method
If you are going to buy the fasteners in bulk, it would be wise of you to be careful about the type of shipping agent you use to transport them to your facility. It’s important to do some research to find out which one offers the cheapest rates. This is not always obvious, so you might have to actually gather some data in order to figure it out. The good thing is that you only need to do this once, and you can then use the same provider for some time and be assured of the best rates possible.
Consolidate as much as possible
If you are keen on buying your fasteners online, chances are that you are also interested in buying other industrial goods from some online sources as well. If this is the case, you should consider consolidating all these shipments into one. This will make the logistics of getting them a lot easier, and you will also spend much less on the shipping as well. If you have to have the goods shipped internationally, there are various ways of doing this. If you are buying from different vendors, you can instruct the shipping company to consolidate everything you are buying into one package before sending them to you. Most world class shipping agents can do this with ease. You can also use one of the many third party forwarding companies that can collect all the packages from different vendors and then distribute them to you as one. Some will even repackage all the items to ensure that they occupy minimal volumes to cut down on costs.
Use shipping methods that will ensure that the goods get to your doorstep
Having to arrange for logistics from the port of entry to your facility can waste time. To avoid this, you should consider using a logistics method that you can rely on to get everything you need to your doorstep. This way, once you order goods such as a large batch of hex lag bolts, all you would need to do is sit back and wait for them.
In summary, when you are ordering fasteners in large batches, it’s always a good idea to think about shipping in detail to avoid any problems. Of course, you can successfully have the fasteners shipped to you without having to pay attention to any of the above. However, keeping them in mind will help you not only keep the cost of shipping down, but also potentially reduce the amount of time needed for you to get them as well.

About the Author

Jennifer Melone
By Jennifer Melone
Purchasing Agent

Started her career in the fastener world in 1991 working at Melfast as a receptionist, also handling clerical duties. Later on she began training in sales and also taking on purchasing duties. She is currently responsible for all purchasing and also is responsible for the sales of many accounts of Melfast.

Related Posts

See All