With holiday shopping also comes seasonal returns, mostly occurring weeks after the holidays are over. While your business is working to get products shipped, it’s important to remember to plan for future returns. Let’s dive into how you can prepare for holiday season returns now with some simple yet effective reverse logistics tips.
For an industry that keeps the world moving, you don’t hear often enough about the fascinating aspects of freight and logistics. Most people hear “freight” and think "snooze"—but not us! At FreightCenter, we see the fun in freight and want to show you why we are self-proclaimed “shipping nerds” and some of the fun, interesting stuff we’ve shipped. Check out these 10 surprising FreightCenter freight facts to see freight in a new way.
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[...]
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.
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.
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[...]
Unfortunately, on occasion, freight gets damaged during shipping. Knowing your coverage options is important and can help you decide what coverage your shipment needs. Whether you’re shipping less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload or partial truckload, purchasing additional freight insurance can give you added peace of mind. But, do you need insurance for full or partial truckload freight shipping?
If you’re a first-time freight shipper, who is shipping for yourself or for your business, the first thing you’ll learn is that shipping freight has its own rules. It’s not as cut and dry as calling a moving company or taking your parcel to the post office. It can all be very confusing to the first-time freight shipper, especially if you don’t ask the right questions. But don’t worry! We’ve put together 5 questions a first-time freight shipper should [...]
For small business owners, retailers and eCommerce everywhere, the holiday shopping and shipping season has already arrived. While consumers start to buy more holiday gifts early in the season, retailers need to be ready now for a smooth season. As we all know, two of the busiest days are Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and typically, retailers offer increased discounts to consumers on these days. And with the pandemic causing added financial stress, c[...]