The holidays are filled with joy, peace on Earth, awkward family events, lots of eggnog, people shopping for the perfect gifts and retailers shipping their products across the country. Businesses everywhere want to deliver a better customer experience and meet their consumers’ high shipping expectations this time of year. Since this will be the busiest peak season in history, it’s important to be ready. Check out these 4 quick tips for effective holid[...]
In spite of the supply chain and economic impacts the pandemic has had on everyone this year, this holiday season is anticipated to be another busy one – but with a difference. If you’ve already begun making the necessary preparations for the shipping season ahead, well done. Keep it up. If you haven’t, the time to act is now. We’ve put together a Black Friday and Cyber Monday Logistics refresher to make sure you cover all your bases and get your ship[...]
We’ve all read about analysts predicting that this year will be one of the busiest holiday seasons for online retailers, so we’re nicknaming it “mega shopping year” which means “mega shipping demands,” too. With the increase in consumer demand and online shopping, it’s crucial that your business and shipping strategies are completed so that your customers receive their products in a timely, cost effective manner. Whether you have a brick-and-mortar lo[...]
Shipping freight can be complex and challenging at times. There are so many pieces to the puzzle, and as an individual shipper or business shipper, you want your shipment to arrive at its destination without any issues. However, even when you package your cargo properly and do everything you can to protect it, sometimes freight damage or loss still happens. When this occurs, it’s important to know how to file a freight claim.
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.