When it comes to shipping freight, shippers value quality service just as much as price. What’s the point in getting affordable or discounted shipping rates if the experience didn’t match your expectations? Third-party logistics companies, or 3PLs, offer the complete shipping experience for supply chains and small businesses everywhere by streamlining the process. But how do you know you’re choosing the right 3PL for your shipping needs? Learn what to[...]
Shippers everywhere rely on their freight broker to get them the solutions they need and to help them reach their goals. But how do you measure freight broker effectiveness? How do you know the freight broker you’re currently working with is the right one for you? We break it all down for you with 10 ways to measure freight broker effectiveness, so you can make sure your shipping department is getting all the necessary support it needs.
When you’re running a small to medium-sized business (SMB), you know how important it is to maximize your time and money. You may find yourself spending hours searching for the lowest possible price on a variety of items, such as materials, equipment and shipping solutions. This can be especially true when you’re trying to find the right small business shipping solutions for you. Unfortunately, the time spent searching is often wasted because the resu[...]
Our 2020 Freight Shipping Outlook series comes to a close with a forecast of what FreightCenter customers can expect in the new year. To keep it simple, we’ll break down the freight shipping forecast into the three most significant freight shipping pros and cons shippers could face in 2020 and how FreightCenter will help you tackle your freight shipping needs.
The freight shipping industry is constantly changing. With the fluctuations in this complex business, shippers everywhere find it harder to meet their shipping goals and get the right solutions for their supply chains. That’s where partnering with a 3PL can help. From getting expert insight into the freight industry to booking lanes at the most affordable rates available, the benefits of partnering with a 3PL far outweigh going it alone! We’ve mention[...]
Whether you have freight to ship or are hauling freight for someone, it’s important to know some of the common industry terms. However, it can be hard to keep track of them all. We’re here to help clear up any confusion around some of the most confusing but common trucking terms: deadhead, backhaul, and headhaul.
The freight industry is a key component to the success of modern commerce. After all, almost everything we use or consume is part of or passes through a logistics chain in one way or another. Check out these fascinating freight facts that perhaps you never knew.
The shipping industry is always guaranteed to be kept on its toes when it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday logistics. With online sales volumes poised to increase yet again this holiday season, supply chains everywhere are making preparations to deal with the challenging influx of customers and business. But just how are companies impacted in the way they set up their shipping departments during the busiest weekend in e-commerce? Here’s what you[...]
All Hollow’s Eve will be here before we know it! But it’s not just going to be ghouls, goblins and vampires having the time of their undead lives. Shoppers are gearing up for the spookiest night of the year and retailers are ready to bank on the opportunity.
Holiday Shipping by the Numbers According to Adobe Analytics, the 2018 holiday e-commerce season topped $126 billion in online sales. The majority of this revenue came from the Cyber 5 (Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday), further reminding us that online shopping is quickly becoming a preferred way to shop. And if this year’s holiday e-commerce season is anywhere near as good as the previous year, shippers everywhere will be busy meeting the needs of their[...]