Should I ship with Flexport or Convoy?
Choosing the right providers is a crucial step in moving goods where they need to go. If you’re a shipper, the first step is understanding whether you need a global freight provider or a US trucking freight provider. Read on to learn which choice makes the most sense for your business.
Flexport is a digital freight forwarder. It has been a prominent proponent of global freight digitization and its platform allows shippers to book and manage shipments. It works with a range of companies, with a specific focus in the United States.
- HQ Location: San Francisco, California
- Founded: 2013
Convoy is a digital freight network that provides full truckload services in the US. They are a marketplace that connects shippers in the United States with trucking carriers and utilizes automation for tenders, brokerage, and pricing.
- HQ Location: Seattle, Washington
- Founded: 2015
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What is the difference between Convoy and Flexport?
Flexport allows users to book and manage freight on their platform. They are a forwarder, which means they are the ones actually moving the freight.
Convoy is a digital freight network for trucking within the US. Its marketplace connects shippers with trucking carriers, with a focus on full truckloads, not less-than-truckload shipping.
An alternative for international shippers, Freightos.com is a freight marketplace. We digitize freight forwarder rates and allow importers and exporters to compare millions of routing and pricing options and book instantly. After booking, shippers can manage all their shipments on one platform, from payment to documentation to customs to exception management.
To the right you can see an example of Freightos.com search results from different providers.
When you search and book on Freightos.com, you can choose from rates and routing options from dozens of international freight forwarders. When you use Flexport, you can access Flexport rates only. When you use Convoy, you can book US trucking services only.
If you are an international shipper, using a platform like Freightos.com allows you transparent international market rates, a range of expertise across forwarders, whether on a lane or mode basis, access to the Freightos.com internal support team, and the ability to easily migrate between global forwarders.
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