Ever signed off on a shipment, opened it later, and found damage? That’s concealed damage. Here’s how this typically happens: you received a shipment, and you made sure to carefully look for signs of damage to the packaging. After not seeing any signs of visible freight damage, you signed the carrier’s proof of delivery (POD) form as all clear. However, once you unwrapped your shipment, you find that the cargo inside is damaged. Of all the frustration[...]
Small business operators everywhere are always looking for ways to save money, stay within budget and improve customer satisfaction. One way to save dollars on shipping is by incorporating freight consolidation into your shipping strategy. Freight consolidation provides you and your business with more flexibility, which makes freight shipping easier. But what exactly is freight consolidation and the advantages of freight consolidation for small busine[...]
Being a retailer, you know how much the economy and consumer shopping habits can change. Throw in a year like 2020, and you could feel more pressure on your business than usual. From higher online sales demand to increased eCommerce shipping, being able to adapt quickly is more important than ever. As consumers look to eCommerce and online retailers for their products, it’s important for you to know how to make the most out of eCommerce shipping.
Delayed deliveries are the worst—need we say more? Even though delayed deliveries are a part of life in the logistics world, you don’t have to let them hold back your shipping strategy. Understanding the most common causes of shipping delays and incorporating different contingency plans into your business continuity plan will help mitigate disruptions to your business. Learn more about the top 5 causes of delayed deliveries, so you can ship smarter.
Several factors can impact the cost of freight shipping, including your shipment’s weight, dimensions and any special handling requirements, such as temperature or shape. Additionally, you may notice that the cost of your shipment changes depending on which state you are shipping to or from. Yes, that’s right, freight shipping prices do vary by state. See why and how freight shipping prices vary by state and what you need to know to help you save mone[...]
We often get questions about billing adjustments from shippers. It can be an unpleasant surprise to receive a billing adjustment, and there are ways to lower their occurrence. So, what are billing adjustments and what can you do to avoid them? We go into the details you need to know here.
Like all small to medium-sized business owners, you put your customers and their satisfaction as your top priority. You know the importance of quality customer service in both positive and negative experiences. Unfortunately, sometimes things happen that are outside of your control that can frustrate you and your customers. When it comes to shipping, there are a lot of uncontrollable variables. However, understanding some of the common reasons for une[...]
Shipping destinations can be as distinct as the freight heading to them. Some deliveries could be as plain and simple as loading dock to loading dock, but some delivery locations have special requirements. It’s important to know the details of where your shipment is being delivered so that you can select the correct accessorials during quoting to avoid costly billing adjustments after the shipment is completed. Let’s discuss freight shipping to destin[...]
The current market is one of limited capacity – but what does that mean when it comes to full truckload? What are the effects that capacity, whether excess or limited, can have on your shipping strategy? Understanding truckload capacity is a key element in keeping your shipments moving smoothly and successfully. Let’s breakdown what it all means.
It’s been the talk of the town lately, and that includes in the freight shipping community. We’re talking, of course, about the COVID vaccine. The cold chain has been heavily impacted by the shipping of the COVID vaccine because of its temperature-sensitive shipping requirements. With millions upon millions of doses shipped out and more on the way, how has this impacted the cold chain and the supply chain as a whole, and how could it impact your busin[...]