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.
Freight shipping can be complex. Partnering with a freight broker might be in your best interest – but you may be asking why? Working with a freight broker can help you have a headache-free, cost-effective shipping experience. We lay it all out with 7 reasons to partner with a freight broker.
Shipping between Canada and the U.S. can be a complex process, as both countries have laws and security requirements. It's not difficult; the process is just more detailed and lengthy – though not impossible by any means. We'll walk you through how to make cross-border freight shipping secure and seamless.
What exactly causes a capacity crunch and the difficulty in booking shipments? From labor shortages and increases in online consumer shopping to seasonal peak shipping periods, capacity crunches hold all the economic ingredients to whip up a shipping headache. Let’s go over what a capacity crunch is, how they happen, and how a shipping capacity crunch impacts your business.