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.
It seems like we are hearing almost daily in the news about more and more mass scale cyberattacks and hacks. So far this year alone, we’ve seen disruptions in major industries such as the meat supply chain, and oil supply chains, which has had a big impact on the overall economy and the supply and demand framework. Keeping your supply chain secure when it comes to cybersecurity and freight shipping is becoming a top priority for logistics managers eve[...]
There’s no question that the pandemic turned many supply chains and businesses on their heads. But what are the trends in B2C eCommerce moving forward and other current market conditions that will impact these trends? While things are always changing and the future is always uncertain, we’ve put together a few expected B2C eCommerce trends post-pandemic that will help guide you and your business towards shipping success.