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.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for so many reasons, and one of them is freight shipping. We know what you’re thinking, “what makes freight shipping so wonderful this time of year?” Hear us out. The holidays are the busiest time for businesses and shippers everywhere, from Christmas tree farms, to Etsy shops, to online and eCommerce stores, to the classic local mom and pop store in town, everyone is shipping more than usual and that means fre[...]
The holidays are a hectic time for everyone, especially for small business shippers and supply chain managers. Not only do you need the right shipping solutions, but you need them at the best rates and on a deadline. Shipping freight without expert guidance makes accomplishing all of this pretty challenging. So how can you meet all these needs and ship easier? Third-party logistics companies, or 3PLs, make it easy for small businesses everywhere to ge[...]
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.