Is the Cheapest Freight Quote Always the Best? No individual or business wants to pay more for something than is absolutely necessary. Stay in budget by knowing which types of quotes lead to the most shipping savings.
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[...]
Whether you’re new to LTL freight shipping or just looking to expand your supply chain’s carrier reach, getting the right type of LTL carrier and knowing how and when to use them is important. And not all carriers are the same! We’re guiding you through the different types of LTL carriers and when to use them so you can optimize your supply chain.
What is freight class and what role does it play in the shipping process? Believe it or not, even the most experienced shippers often struggle with freight class, and it could end up costing you an unnecessary billing adjustment in the end. So, what is freight class? And how can you find your shipment’s correct freight class and avoid surprise invoice adjustment? Let’s dive in.
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[...]
With all the moving parts in freight shipping, you’d think weight wouldn’t be much of a big thing to have to look into. But it actually is! Freight weight is calculated differently than parcel, but how exactly is freight weight determined? Well, it depends on the carrier. Some carriers use dimensional weight (DIM) for your billing, and others use actual weight. With the different ways carriers use to determine freight weight, you are probably wonderin[...]
Are you a business shipper who ships cargo in large quantities or cargo that is heavier than 150lbs. when fully packaged? Did you know that there are limitations on what parcel carriers can ship? While parcel shipping may work as part of your small business shipping strategy, you will likely need to include less-than-truckload or LTL shipping into your strategy as well. Incorporating LTL shipping into your strategy allows your shipping process to be m[...]
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[...]
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!