If you’re planning to ship perishable cargo, such as food, flowers, medications or other temperature-sensitive items, then you’ll be needing temperature-controlled or refrigerated shipping services. Temperature-controlled shipping simply means that the items you’re shipping are very sensitive to the climate and could be damaged easily if the climate isn’t controlled properly. You want to be sure you understand the temperature needs of your freight bef[...]
Summer is slowly coming to a close, and the holiday season will be here before we know it. This year has been different for many reasons, but the preparation phase when it comes to your holiday shipping plan shouldn’t be different. With the crazy growth in eCommerce and all the changes that that involves, it has only emphasized the need and importance of supply chain preparing, planning and strategizing. And now is the perfect time to start. Here’s ho[...]
For many, final mile and white glove services are must haves in their shipping process. With a changing consumer landscape, these services will play a big role in the future of shipping and will help maintain and improve relationships with customers. What are final mile and white glove services? Do you need them? If you are struggling with finding the time and resources needed to get your goods out to consumers, consider working with a partner that ca[...]
One of the biggest expenses for small to medium businesses is shipping costs. How can you find ways to trim costs, or at the least, make sure you are getting the best shipping rates? Are you relying exclusively on one carrier? Are you shipping more frequently than you really need to? We’ve put together 5 tricks for getting the best shipping rates to help save money, control your costs and ship more efficiently.
We’ve all most likely told a little white lie about how much we weigh, and most people forgive us for not divulging our exact weight. However, when it comes to shipping, things aren’t so forgiving and getting the true, correct weight is important. Much of what we might know or assume about weight is associated with parcel shipping. We’ve learned through parcel that the more a shipment weighs, the more it’s going to cost. In the freight world, it’s ent[...]
If there’s one area where things can go awry quickly for shippers, it’s billing adjustments. The time and effort that goes into developing a shipping strategy, planning a budget and managing it, can all be in vain when additional costs in the form of a billing adjustment keeps occurring at the completion of your shipments. Before we get into the details of how to avoid billing adjustments, let’s discuss how they happen, who issues them and why.
If you sell or ship bulky or large items, you know how tricky shipping can be. Sifting through different carriers’ size restrictions, rules and various regulations can get confusing and very time consuming. Overlength issues can be common when you’re manufacturing and shipping larger items. But you don’t have to try to figure out overlength issues alone. We’re walking you through common overlength issues and how to handle them, so you can ship efficie[...]
Shipping automotive parts is common in the freight world, but it’s also one of the most challenging things to do. Whether you’re a mechanic, car shop owner, or manage an auto parts store, you know the challenges that come with shipping auto parts. With so many different freight shipping options and a variety of automotive parts to ship, finding the right shipping solutions is key. We talk about some best practices that you can incorporate to help make[...]
Because freight shipping can get a bit complex, understanding the basics of the process helps you ship smarter and with less headaches. There are many moving parts to freight shipping. For example, there is the “standard” that happens with all freight, then there are add on special services as well as the option to purchase additional insurance coverage and more. When carrier’s pickup or deliver your freight, the standard operating procedure is curbsi[...]
We are all operating in a whole new environment these days. Staying stable and focusing on business continuity are undoubtedly high on most businesses list, so now, more than ever, controlling your shipping costs and getting the best freight shipping rate are vital. But where do you start?