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What’s the Cheapest Way to Ship Large Items?

When facing options for shipping large items, some of your choices might seem expensive. When shipping items under 70 lbs, parcel shipping is typically the most cost-effective shipping method. Parcels can often be shipped via ground or economy, depending on your specific item and requirements. However, if your item weighs over 70 lbs, the quoting […]

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How E-Commerce Businesses are Winning in an Amazon World

November 29, 2018 | By Maren Nader | Under , | No Comments

Almost 50 percent of all online retail sales in the United States happen on Amazon.com. Even big brands, such as Walmart, Macy’s and Costco struggle to compete with this online giant. With free two-day shipping, reviews system, and easy return policy, it makes sense that Amazon is at the helm of online retailers. That being […]

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How to Calculate Freight Shipping Costs

November 27, 2018 | By Maren Nader | Under , | No Comments

The cost of freight shipping varies depending on a few factors. At first it might seem overwhelming, but once you understand what goes into it it’s actually pretty simple. Let’s take a look at the factors, break down how to get a quote and help you calculate the best rate for your shipment. Should I […]

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5 Things to Know Before Buying Freight Shipping Insurance

November 16, 2018 | By Maren Nader | Under , | No Comments

So you’ve finally found a solid freight carrier to ship your trade show booth from New York City to arrive in time for the show in Las Vegas. But what happens if your pricey set up is damaged during shipment? Have you covered all of your bases? Here’s everything you need to know before buying […]

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Customer Spotlight: The Deer Bong

November 13, 2018 | By Terese Kerrigan | Under , | No Comments

We love when our customers share their startup story with us. And when that story happens to be hilarious and inspiring, we can’t help but tell it to everyone we know. Meet Chris Weiland, the entrepreneur and funnyman behind The Deer Bong™. If you love the great outdoors and indulging in the fastest way to […]

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8 Holiday Shipping Tips For Retailers

Get the jump on the holidays. Ship early. We know you’re still carving monsters into your pumpkins, but the retail and logistics industries have shucked their Halloween costumes and are battening down the hatches in preparation for the holiday shopping season. Sales during 2017’s holiday season exceeded projections with 1.1 billion packages moved by UPS […]

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How to Ship Large Items on eBay

eBay is a great platform to start a small business on by offering virtual auction space that exposes you to a world of bidders, but making the transition from shipping parcel to learning how to ship large items on eBay can feel overwhelming. Luckily, FreightCenter has some tips and tricks for listing your large items, […]

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Understanding Your NMFC Code

We’ve discussed some about what goes into calculating freight costs, and freight class is one aspect that will be especially important for less-than-truckload (or LTL) shippers. These codes are pretty straight forward, but even a small mistake can lead to a big billing adjustment.   …But What Is An NMFC Code? LTL shipments are assigned […]

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Independent 3PL: 3 Hidden Reasons to Choose FreightCenter

Every FreightCenter customer has their own reason(s) for scheduling their freight and parcel shipments through FreightCenter. Most of those reasons are related to one or more of the following: Low shipping rates Knowledgeable and helpful agents (National Account Managers) Ease of getting a quote online Ability to speak directly with an agent by phone There […]

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Save the Packaging, Save the World

September 27, 2018 | By Terese Kerrigan | Under | No Comments

Eight Packaging Ideas that Save the Planet and Your Wallet Supply chains are feeling the pressure to adopt sustainable practices and they’re starting with how products are packaged for transport. Product packaging says a lot about a brand. It’s a thoughtful way for a brand to differentiate itself from other brands. Apple packaging, for example, […]

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