What separates the good third-party logistics (3PL) companies out there from the great ones isn’t just their ability to connect shippers with the right shipping solutions. It’s about leveraging their amazing network of shipping partners and passing on the benefits of these partnership to their customers. One area that is extremely important in the process is freight packaging. At FreightCenter, we were lucky and excited to have our partner Jeff Banion[...]
Trying to ship a single piece of furniture has the capacity to be two things: a headache, or a piece of cake. At FreightCenter we prefer cake. There are several different approaches you can take to getting your loveseat across the country or over state lines, from packaging it correctly, to choosing the right carrier and shipping method. The sooner your couch is shipped, the sooner you can sit back and rest easy!
Smallbusinesstrends.com reported earlier this year that 42 percent of small business owners spend an average of more than two hours managing each individual piece of freight they ship. That figure comes from a survey conducted by global logistics consultant FreightOS. It implies that for a small business sending out five shipments in a week, the owner of that business is devoting more than 10 hours to managing freight. Chances are, at least half of th[...]
Oh, the trials and tribulations of the infrequent shipper. As if finding the best rates from trustworthy carriers who can deliver your shipment on time weren’t enough, you also have to package your shipment so that it arrives safely (and doesn’t make the freight terminal workers LOL when they see it).
Like every other aspect of running a business, shipping freight comes with a learning curve. Unfortunately, the freight shipping learning curve can be more expensive than necessary if you’re not careful. A lot of business operators will be surprised to learn about these three ways an alarmingly larger than expected shipping bill can be run up in no time.