Reasons to become a member of a WCA family
Small companies struggle a lot with making their way through the marketplace in a world where bigger companies have managed to corner the market in the transportation industry. Whether it is about air, sea or land transport, small companies have practically no chance against the bigger ones. For this specific reason, freight networks have appeared in the past years in order to give these companies a hand and help them compete against the bigger ones. Becoming a member of a WCA family is not as difficult as many would think and there are several advantages too for joining a freight network.
You expand your business worldwide
Making your company known to global scale is probably the most challenging and difficult task. This is because even though locally you receive positive feedback and your services are highly appreciated, it is hard to convince people from other countries or continents to resort to your transportation services, especially if they are used to hire only specific and well-known companies. Freight networks offer smaller companies the chance to gather in only one place and expand their businesses to global scale. Through these networks, these companies get more contracts, increase their profits and make their names known to a larger public, which definitely helps them boost their success.
You build long-term relationships
Another advantage for joining a freight-forwarding network is that you build long-term relationships with other businesspersons that are also members of this alliance. Because it is a global network, you can encounter members from all over the world. Creating strong connections helps you make your business known on the other side of the Earth for instance, because the people with whom you would do business would appreciate your services and would recommend them to others from their region. In this way, you expand your business.
You attend annual meetings
Freight networks usually organize annual meetings during which strong and long-term relationships that were mentioned above are built. For several consecutive days, you can attend various seminars and participate to group or one-to-one meetings. The latters are even considered the key point of closing important deals. Each year, these meetings are held in a different city from a different country and in this way, the network manages to cover as much territory as possible. The freight network has contracts with various hotels and accommodation places in each city that are very close to the place where the meeting is held, so you do not have to worry about finding a place to stay by yourself.
Become a member right away
In order for a forwarder to become a member of one of these freight networks, he or she needs to fill in a simple form, which can be found with only doing some quick research on the network’s website. After applying, the forwarder will receive in several working days a response whether he is accepted or not. It is only a matter of time afterwards to obtain membership and to receive the intranet login details.