The winter months can mean tricky driving conditions, unpredictable weather and issues with transportation and logistics. As a shipper and business owner, you want to be sure your cargo is being shipped safely and securely, especially if your products are sensitive to freezing or very cold temperatures. One important service you may need is freeze protection. We answer the question “what is freeze protection?” and dive into some best practices you can[...]
You may need to move a family antique, or you could be a small business owner who needs to ship their one-of-a-kind creations, everyone at one point or another has special items they need to ship. Your special items will most likely need additional services to make sure they are handled with the utmost care. There are certain protocols to follow and options at your disposal when it comes to shipping special items, and to ensure they arrive safely, we’[...]
With all the excitement around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s easy to forget another important shipping holiday: Small Business Saturday. From brick and mortar retail locations, to Etsy and eCommerce stores, this day celebrates small businesses and encourages consumers to shop small. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 28th, and it’s important for small business owners and operators to prepare early for increased sales and shipping [...]
Shipping furniture can seem tricky because furniture can be different shapes, sizes and weights. Some furniture could be a family antique that requires specialized shipping services. In addition, shipping large or heavy items can be costly. Whether you own a furniture business, an antique store, or you’re an individual who needs to ship a piece of furniture, make sure you get the most affordable way to ship furniture.
We’re coming into that crazy shipping time of the year and that means small business operators and supply chain managers everywhere may be pulling their hair out. Having an effective and efficient shipping strategy will keep you from going bald! However, really effective shipping strategies are not as simple as just sending your products from point A to point B. The most effective shipping strategies also include reverse logistics and return policies [...]
The holidays are filled with joy, peace on Earth, awkward family events, lots of eggnog, people shopping for the perfect gifts and retailers shipping their products across the country. Businesses everywhere want to deliver a better customer experience and meet their consumers’ high shipping expectations this time of year. Since this will be the busiest peak season in history, it’s important to be ready. Check out these 4 quick tips for effective holid[...]
Shipping, shipping, shipping—it’s on all business owners’ minds as we approach the busy holiday season. As consumers shift to buying more and more online, it’s important that you are prepared this year. If you want to be sure your packages arrive by the holidays, you need to keep these 2020 holiday shipping deadlines and cutoffs in mind.
In spite of the supply chain and economic impacts the pandemic has had on everyone this year, this holiday season is anticipated to be another busy one – but with a difference. If you’ve already begun making the necessary preparations for the shipping season ahead, well done. Keep it up. If you haven’t, the time to act is now. We’ve put together a Black Friday and Cyber Monday Logistics refresher to make sure you cover all your bases and get your ship[...]
We’ve all read about analysts predicting that this year will be one of the busiest holiday seasons for online retailers, so we’re nicknaming it “mega shopping year” which means “mega shipping demands,” too. With the increase in consumer demand and online shopping, it’s crucial that your business and shipping strategies are completed so that your customers receive their products in a timely, cost effective manner. Whether you have a brick-and-mortar lo[...]
Back in 2017, there was a mandate that required drivers to track their hours of service in an attempt to better regulate the health and safety of truckers on the road. Part of this mandate included electronic logging devices or ELDs, which track driver behavior and hours spent on the road. Although this initiative has been successful in its goal, it has resulted in limited driver flexibility and longer transit times for freight shipments. Recently, th[...]