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[...]
Freight shipping has a lot of moving parts, and getting the paperwork done correctly should not be an issue for anyone! Two critical freight documents play an instrumental role no matter what you ship: The Bill of Lading and the Proof of Delivery. We’ll compare Proof of Delivery vs. Bill of Lading and the key facts you need to know about each.
When it comes to packaging your freight, there are 3 common problems that many shippers face; possible damage during transit, your shipment damages another shipment in transit, or the pickup of your shipment is refused because of poor packaging. Freight packaging honestly isn’t that difficult, you just need to learn a little bit about freight packaging basics and apply common sense. Without this, you run the risk of your shipment being featured in a c[...]
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[...]
Business is booming! Fireworks shipping season is upon us, and now is the perfect time to get all the answers you need to fully optimize your fireworks shipping strategy. You’d be surprised how tricky it can be to ship fireworks, and how many steps there are in the journey from shipment to an awesome Independence Day firework show. Here’s how to ship fireworks like a true pro—safely and securely.
Did you know that each year about $30 billion worth of cargo is lost due to theft? Understanding the causes and more prominent times of cargo theft can help you protect your shipments.
Whether it’s really cold or hotter than the hinges, temperature-controlled shipping plays a vital role in the supply chain. As the winter months carry on and the spring harvest season is on the horizon, now is a good time to stay ahead of the game when it comes to temperature-controlled shipping. From inclement weather, to the produce season preparation, to mass vaccine distribution, temperature-controlled shipping plays a larger role in the supply ch[...]
As a small business shipper, you know the importance of packaging your cargo properly. You go out of your way to make sure your products are packed, palleted, crated or boxed to get from point A to point B without a hitch. With many business owners and customers trying to lessen their carbon footprints, using sustainable packaging is becoming more common, and in some cases, it is becoming more efficient. Getting started with sustainable packaging migh[...]
No matter if you’re shipping an item or receiving an item, the shipping process can get downright stressful. Whether you’re a consignor (shipper) or a consignee (receiver), mistakes sometimes happen and obstacles arise, making headaches for everyone. But we’re here to help. We’ve put together 5 ways consignors and consignees can reduce shipping stress. Less stress, less mess! Let’s get started!