How to Ship Large Items on eBay

Freight Center

If you’re shipping large cargo too big for the traditional parcel carriers, then knowing how to ship large items on eBay offers your business a brand-new opportunity for exposure and profitability in the online space. But venturing into eBay shipping can be a daunting task for first-time shippers, start-ups or for small businesses looking to grow. Luckily, we are here to help and guide you through everything logistics so you can ship large items on eBay.

4 Fascinating Freight Facts

Freight Center

After all, almost everything we use or consume is part of or passes through a logistics chain in one way or another. It’s because those trucks are transporting the majority of moving cargo in the U.S. Although digital commerce has connected us to conduct business like never before, cargo from one side of the world still has to reach its destination on the other side. Shipping by sea continues to be a powerhouse in the freight and logistics industry.

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Common Trucking Terms: Deadhead, Backhaul and Headhaul

Freight Center

Whether you have freight to ship or are hauling freight for someone, it’s important to know some of the common industry terms. Here’s the dilemma – a truck goes from point A to point B with a full truck load of cargo and unloads their cargo but the return trip from point B to point A (backhaul) needs to have full cargo too in order to optimize every transit load and maximize capacity.

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Benefits of Partnering with a 3PL

Freight Center

The freight shipping industry is constantly changing. With the fluctuations in this complex business, shippers everywhere find it harder to meet their shipping goals and get the right solutions for their supply chains. The primary goal of most shippers is to find affordable solutions for their freight shipping needs. Partnering with a 3PL gives you access to the best shipping rates possible. Let us be your shipping department.

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Amazon: Disruptor or Distraction?

Talking Logistics

Is Amazon a disruptor or a distraction for the logistics industry? That was the main question I addressed during my keynote presentation at the SMC3 Connections Conference last month, one of the leading events for transportation and logistics professionals. Amazon expands logistics reach with move into ocean shipping (Reuters – Jan 2016). Amazon Partners with Atlas Air Worldwide for Cargo Services (WSJ – May 2016).

What You Should Know About Black Friday Logistics

Freight Center

The shipping industry is always guaranteed to be kept on its toes when it comes to Black Friday and Cyber Monday logistics. But just how are companies impacted in the way they set up their shipping departments during the busiest weekend in e-commerce? Here’s what you should know about Black Friday logistics to keep you and your shipping team on track. FreightCenter Knows Black Friday Logistics.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. Rather than giving up, shippers need to consider what Amazon and the big box giants have done right and apply these concepts as part of a robust parcel shipping strategy. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon. Negotiate Shipping Rates Like a Pro.

What Is Reverse Logistics?

Freight Center

Freight cargo moves from seller or manufacturer to the end customer, sometimes with the help of a third-party logistics company and sometimes handled internally through a large corporation. But the freight shipping world isn’t so cut and dry.

Top 4 Challenges You Need to Master for International Shipping

Talking Logistics

Of course, international shipping is a complex service with countless moving parts, including regulations, security, capacity and legal considerations – all which can lead to a reliable and cost-effective shipment when tended to properly. In order to continue conducting reliable and cost-effective business overseas, it is important to know how to combat the top four international shipping challenges: 1.

3 Easy Ways to Waste Money When Shipping Freight

Freight Center

But logistics is a tricky industry and there are easy ways to waste money when shipping freight. We’ve put together the 3 most common ways to waste money when it comes to freight shipping and what your business can do to stay ahead of the game. Even the smallest additional shipping service that is not added when obtaining a quote can result in a costly billing adjustment. Shipping to or from limited access locations.

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft? As shoppers count down the days until they can score deals on the hottest products, cargo thieves are counting on cashing in on opportunities to swipe unattended trailers and shipments. The industry experiences more cargo theft incidents when there is a higher volume of consumer goods moving through the supply chain. Leverage relationships with your third party logistics provider (3PL).

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Top Small Business Shipping Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Freight Center

It’s easy to overlook something in your shipping protocol or make a mistake in the logistics process. Understanding and recognizing some of the most common small business shipping mistakes can help you avoid them and optimize your supply chain. Below are a few small business shipping mistakes and advice on preventing them. Many factors impact the way freight rates are dictated and how business is conducted in logistics. Ready to ship more efficiently?

The Ultimate Guide to a 3PL Business

Cerasis

Third party logistics (3PL) is the function by where the owner of goods outsources numerous components of the supply chain to a 3PL company that can perform the management function of the clients’ customs, inbound freight, distribution, warehousing, order fulfilment and outbound freight to the client’s customers. Third party logistics (3PL) refers to a business that provides one or several logistics related services. 3PL Logistics 3pl logistics

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How LCL Shipping Creates Better Worldwide Supply Chains

CH Robinson Transportfolio

And among different global shipping options like air, ocean full container load (FCL), and ocean less than container load (LCL), working out the logistics can feel like a tall order. Fortunately, I’ve found that many suppliers I’ve spoken with are choosing the advantages of LCL shipping. . If you’re unfamiliar, LCL combines your sea cargo that doesn’t fill an entire container load with other cargo, so you can ship smaller amounts more frequently.

2020 Freight Shipping Outlook: Advanced Technologies in Freight Shipping on the Rise

Freight Center

Like so many industries today, freight shipping is being transformed by advanced technologies. All these technologies share two goals: to make freight shipping more efficient and less expensive. In the world of freight-shipping technology, the concept of driverless freight-shipping trucks gets the lion’s share of the press, but it is still years away from being a major factor in freight shipping. More to Come in Freight Shipping. Getting ready to ship?

6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes

CH Robinson Transportfolio

All freight crossing the border can undergo cargo examinations. Building strong capacity relationships is key to smooth cross-border shipping. A third party logistics provider (3PL) like C.H. And depending on where you’re shipping, the PST may be blended into the Harmonized Sales Tariff (HST).**. The post 6 Tips to Avoid Common Canada Cross-Border Shipping Mistakes appeared first on Transportfolio. Did you know that the U.S.

How Freight Billing Works

Freight Center

If you have shipped before, then you know how important it is to understand how freight billing works. Knowing how freight billing works helps avoid costly shipping mistakes and gives you more time to spend running your business. A description of the cargo, its quantity, weight, even the estimated times of pickups and delivery deadlines are presented along with payment method information and associated shipping fees and taxes. 3PLs are your shipping partners.

How to Ship Heavy Items Cheaply: Carriers and Shipping Classes

ShipBob

Heavy-weight and oversized shipping can seem like a pain and a half, but there are plenty of carriers that offer fast and easy shipping of even the biggest and bulkiest items. What to consider when shipping heavy items. There’s a lot that goes into deciding who to ship your heavy items with, and how. With that in mind, here are some factors to consider when shipping heavy items: 1. Are you planning on offering international shipping? 2-day shipping ?

#1 Way to Save on Global Forwarding

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). The third party logistics (3PL) provider you choose with LCL capabilities will combine complementary freight from multiple shippers into a single container. The process of cargo consolidation results in better freight rates for you, and better cargo security measures. Shippers who choose this option may spend more on shipping small quantities more frequently.

Top 25 3PL warehousing companies in 2020 (by revenue)

6 River Systems

Third-party logistics companies ( 3PLs ) specialize in distribution, warehousing and fulfillment services. The core competency of these companies is logistics , and they do it well. FedEx set out to become a global logistics player as a full-service freight operator.

What is Drayage?

Supply Chain Game Changer

This short-haul trucking transfers goods from container ships to rail yards, warehouses, or storage lots. The drayage truck will usually pick up a load at a rail hub and deliver it to a pier or dock for loading onto a ship. Trucks transfer cargo from one carrier to another.

The Top 5 Changes That Occur With AI in Logistics

Cerasis

There’s no other way to describe it: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world of logistics. Here are the top five ways in which Artificial Intelligence is transforming the logistics industry as we know it: 1) Predictive Capabilities Skyrocket When AI in Logistics is Implemented The capabilities of AI are seriously ramping up company efficiencies in the areas of predictive demand and network planning. Logistics

4 Long Term Ways to Save with Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping

Cerasis

So, your organization has decided to explore the benefits and perks of less than truckload freight shipping. Let’s take a look at how the TMS impacts the costs of shipping over the long term in four critical areas. Overall Costs of Less Than Truckload Freight Shipping. For an organization to justify the cost of using Less than truckload freight shipping, the topic of return on investment usually crops up.

6 Emerging Trends In Supply Chain and A Deeper Look into Driverless Vehicles

Cerasis

To be able to deal with tariffs and customs, many supply chain companies have partnered with third-party logistics providers who help them manage in-country transportation, distribution, and warehousing. Stagnation of Air Cargo and Sea Freight Rates. Even though there have been concerted efforts to reverse the downturn experienced in the year 2015, most shipping lines have not succeeded in reversing the trends in supply chain.

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Top Logistics Terms to Know—A Supply Chain Glossary

Zipline Logistics

Logistics is no exception. There are hundreds of logistics terms that make up the industry’s language. Here is our glossary of top logistics terms to know. Logistics Terms for Pros to Know. These are a la carte, or per service, and outside of standard shipping and receiving. Audit — In logistics, an audit refers to the process of examining, adjusting, and verifying freight bills for accuracy. Cargo — Product carried during transportation.

5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates in 2019

Freight Center

FreightCenter is dedicated to helping people get the best shipping rates for their freight hauls. When you work with FreightCenter , you take advantage of our low rates with top shipping carriers. For example, stacking and shrink wrapping 10 similar-sized boxes onto a single pallet (rather than shipping them individually) has great benefits. Not only will it save on shipping costs, it will also save headaches from trying to track 10 shipments rather than one.

How to find a great freight forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

They should also use the research to understand the different between 3PL (third party logistics) providers and 4PL (fourth party logistics) providers. Most while most freight forwarders are able to ship almost any type of commodity, some freight forwarders are more experienced with specific commodities. For example, if your product is cold food, then you need a freight forwarder who has refrigerated shipping experience.

Countdown to Black Friday: It’s the Final Countdown, So Get Your Shipments Up in the Air

CH Robinson Transportfolio

It’s not too late to get your product to store shelves in time for Black Friday, thanks to the swift performance of air cargo service. With significantly shorter lead times than other modes, air cargo can get your product to market in as little as a day. To thoroughly prepare for major logistics events like Black Friday or Cyber Monday, roadmap it out with your third party logistics (3PL) provider. Understand the metrics of air cargo: time and money.

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5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates in 2019

Freight Center

FreightCenter is dedicated to helping people get the best shipping rates for their freight hauls. When you work with FreightCenter , you take advantage of our low rates with top shipping carriers. For example, stacking and shrink wrapping 10 similar-sized boxes onto a single pallet (rather than shipping them individually) has great benefits. Not only will it save on shipping costs, it will also save headaches from trying to track 10 shipments rather than one.

5 Tricks for Getting the Best Shipping Rates in 2019

Freight Center

FreightCenter is dedicated to helping people get the best shipping rates for their freight hauls. When you work with FreightCenter , you take advantage of our low rates with top shipping carriers. For example, stacking and shrink wrapping 10 similar-sized boxes onto a single pallet (rather than shipping them individually) has great benefits. Not only will it save on shipping costs, it will also save headaches from trying to track 10 shipments rather than one.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

They should also use the research to understand the different between 3PL (third party logistics) providers and 4PL (fourth party logistics) providers. Most while most freight forwarders are able to ship almost any type of commodity, some freight forwarders are more experienced with specific commodities. For example, if your product is cold food, then you need a freight forwarder who has refrigerated shipping experience.

How To Find a Great Freight Forwarder

The Logistics of Logistics

They should also use the research to understand the different between 3PL (third party logistics) providers and 4PL (fourth party logistics) providers. Most while most freight forwarders are able to ship almost any type of commodity, some freight forwarders are more experienced with specific commodities. For example, if your product is cold food, then you need a freight forwarder who has refrigerated shipping experience.

Pillars to a Successful Transportation Experience: Carrier Management

CH Robinson Logistics

Leveraging the capacity of small carriers requires aggregating their service, which can be a challenge without the right logistics provider to help. And the options aren’t much easier to sort through for ocean and air shipping. According to Boeing , world air cargo traffic is predicted to more than double from 2015-2035, with an average growth of 4.2% Carriers Logistics Supply Chain Carrier

Use Air Freight to Meet Consumer Demands as Supply Chains Accelerate

CH Robinson Transportfolio

That’s where air freight and third party logistics providers (3PLs)—like C.H. Whether you only turn to air freight services for last minute, unplanned shipments or ship everything via air service to accommodate consumers’ demands, you need to be aware that the current air freight climate is changing. Air cargo can become essential for many supply chains rather than too expensive. Today’s consumers demand faster deliveries than ever before.

Adding Value to Your Supply Chain: Seven Cardinal Sins to Avoid

Material Handling and Logistics

Flexible supply chain solutions give shippers, forwarders and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) the visibility needed to pinpoint problems and make modifications. Real-time positional data captured from satellite tracking systems, when integrated with technology solutions, also help to identify true causes of delays and which party in the supply chain holds responsibility.