For the first time in a few decades, Americans are actually tuning in to logistics news. Heck, for the first time in a few generations, at least half the population even knows what the term "logistics" actually means.
HISTORY OF BLACK FRIDAY The term "Black Friday" originated in Philadelphia, in the early 1960s. Philadelphia police griped about the congested streets, clogged with motorists and pedestrians heading to the Army-Navy football game while looking for deals the day after Thanksgiving, calling it “Black Friday.”
Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best? No individual or business wants to pay more for something than is absolutely necessary. Stay in budget by knowing which types of quotes lead to the most shipping savings.
Consumers are buying furniture online in record amounts these days. Whether you are a custom furniture maker or a local artist selling your unique items online, you need a way to get your items in the hands of your customers. Or, perhaps you are a consumer who found the furniture piece you've been searching for forever, one that fits perfectly into the empty spot you've had since you moved in. Trying to ship a single piece of furniture has the capaci[...]
Things are tight in the freight market and could get even tighter with disruptions in shipping freight due to storms and possible hurricanes. As we know, when it comes to keeping your small business shipping smoothly, it’s essential to have a plan, including a disaster preparedness plan. Many things could potentially slow or even halt your normal shipping operations, so planning for disasters and other problems helps you mitigate supply chain disrupti[...]
For an industry that keeps the world moving, you don’t often hear about the fascinating aspects of freight and logistics. Most people hear “freight” and think "snooze"—but not us! At FreightCenter, we see freight as fun and want you to think the same. Here are a few facts that’ll have you loving freight as much as us.
The age-old question has been which is more important to a business - cash flow or profitability? Well, they do go hand in hand, but poor cash flow might eventually result in your losing vendors, suppliers, and lenders, which can severely damage your business. Of course, the most important thing for any small business manager or operator is remaining financially solvent and flexible. Having or opening an accounts receivable (AR) line of credit comes i[...]
Like every other aspect of running a business, shipping freight comes with a learning curve. Unfortunately, the freight shipping learning curve can be more expensive than necessary if you're not careful. Many business operators will be surprised to learn that these three ways can help you save on freight shipping and avoid running up a larger than expected shipping bill.
Being a first-time shipper can be overwhelming. There are many moving parts to the process, and getting one thing wrong, even something minor, or forgetting one step can be very costly. Below are the top freight shipping tips for first-time shippers to help you avoid common, costly mistakes.