Frequently Asked Questions
Preferred Shipping ISR's are considered IC's (independent contractors) and are compensated on a percentage of actual customer gross profit. Preferred Shipping also introduces Sales Activation Bonuses during the year to assist ISR's in gaining traction. Preferred Shipping's ISR's will continue to receive compensation twice a month on all customer gross profit for as long as they are an actively engaged ISR. ISRs will be paid based on when the shipment is invoiced, not when the invoice is paid.
It takes not only being a good sales professional but also the ability to stay focused on selling. You will be not only representing Preferred Shipping but also DHL and other major LTL carriers so your approach must be one of total professionalism. Engaged Field Sales and strong follow up activities are important. Although it certainly is easier if you already have current established freight customer relationships if you are hardworking and good at sales you can be very successful. The financial upside of being a Preferred Shipping ISR is limited only by your sales efforts and level of engagement.
There is no upfront costs or fees. You will need to have a mobile phone, computer, reliable transportation and home office .
Preferred Shipping will provide what you need including Business Cards, Sales Literature, Vetted Sales Leads, Customized Value Proposition Flyers, Rate Sheets, and State-of -the- Art Customer and Sales Technology including Live Shipment Viewing and Reporting.
Preferred Shipping will address all of your training needs by individual phone conference, group and 1 on 1 webinars, and field training and sales blitzes. You will have access to training and other ISR specific materials via our intranet (internal site) . Preferred Shipping provides significant training resources to our ISR Network. We are committed to supporting the best trained sales executives in the industry.
Preferred Shipping has been in business for 25 plus years representing DHL Express as their oldest authorized reseller. Preferred Shipping has the most experienced international small package Reseller support team in place to support all your international customer’s needs. We pride ourselves at being the best at what we do. We also provide domestic services through the USPS and other carrier partnerships.
On the LTL side, your customers will have full access to our TMS system including our own Preferred Shipping freight desk where we provide the best customer service possible. Preferred Shipping is known for keeping its customers long term. This means that once you put on customers you will keep them and benefit long term from all their ongoing shipments and corresponding commissions.
Bottom line, Preferred Shipping’s experience anchors it’s strong customer service platform to ensure customer longevity. Preferred Shipping’s solid carrier contracts enable it to provide customers with the best International and LTL rates available in the marketplace. Gaining long-term customers generates a growing and ongoing commission stream for our successful ISR's.
We exist to support all of our stakeholders and most importantly our ISR network. Preferred Shipping strives to always be fair and to operate with the highest level of integrity. We encourage you to join the Preferred Shipping Team.
No, you can sell anywhere you want. We suggest that you focus primarily on the market closest to you geographically. However, if you have an opportunity in another city you can pursue it and we will support you. Many of our ISR's have relationships in multiple cities and we encourage and support all appropriate sales activities.
Yes, there are. Preferred Shipping is required to submit for approval all accounts to the respective carrier.
You will be able to access our office for sales support, customer issues, billing issues etc. that you come across. You will receive your own Preferred Shipping E-mail address and data storage space. Our office is dedicated to sales and customer support. We will work very hard to address whatever your needs are in a timely manner. You will submit all of your new account query information to our office and we will clear your accounts and set your customers up in our state-of-the-art enterprise management system called REMS. The Preferred Shipping office and sales support team is totally structured to support you and your customers.
You will be able to view "Live" from our REM system dashboard customer shipment activity that is processed through our web-based shipping portal called PSCSHIP.
You will receive an ISR Check or Direct Deposit on Invoiced shipments twice a month. For example, all shipments invoiced from the 1 – 15th will be sent to you no later than the 20th. All shipments invoiced from the 15 – 31st. will be sent out no later than the 5th. There are several reports provided in our REM system that can be used to reconcile the pay periods commissions.