Do You Know What 3 Things Determine If Your Trade Show Shipment Arrives On Time?

Do You Know What 3 Things Determine If Your Trade Show Shipment Arrives On Time?

Who would you rather be?

Gary: “Honey, I think we should cancel our vacation...my booth showed up to the show on the last day and I only booked one small sale. Also, I need you to pick me up from the airport at 2 AM, I think we should cut back on Uber for now”.

Or

Barry: “Hey babe, the show went great! I’m going to stay an extra night to grab dinner with a new client, these guys bought everything we had left AND pre-ordered the next container! Let’s celebrate this weekend, I’m thinking Ruth’s Friday night?”

 It’s hard to underestimate the importance of getting your stuff in front of thousands of industry eyeballs. Imagine all the orders popping up on your email the week after the show, your phone ringing off the hook. With all of this potential balancing on just a few days of activity, how much would it suck if your booth never showed up? Keep reading to learn how to avoid being Gary so you can focus on being Barry

Everything You Need to Know About Freight Insurance (3)

Everything You Need to Know About Freight Insurance (3)

Having adequate insurance for every freight shipment is a no brainer, yet it’s often not discussed before a shipment takes place. As a shipper or consignee this should be part of the quoting process because not having enough coverage is easily remedied by buying more. Read on to learn everything you need to know about LTL freight shipping insurance. (Skip to the end for the bullet points but don’t you dare skip over my algorithms)

The 5 Steps to Avoiding Freight Headaches (2)

The 5 Steps to Avoiding Freight Headaches (2)

Shipping freight can be an easy and beautiful thing for your business. If your shipment picks up, moves and delivers without any complications you can make people on the other end very happy. On the flip side, things can go sideways quickly if you miss even a single seemingly small detail. By following a few simple steps you can avoid a lot of headaches and keep your (ware)house in order. Whether you ship freight regularly and just looking for a refresher or completely new to shipping because of a job or company you started this post is for you.

📦 Freight-for-Ecommerce 📦 has a Long Way to go 🛣.

📦 Freight-for-Ecommerce 📦 has a Long Way to go 🛣.

What's the best way to ship a pool table you bought on ebay directly to your house? How about a 3D Printer? What about a couch from Wayfair? When it comes right down to it, you have two options: LTL or whiteglove. As more of ecommerce shades direct to consumer the transportation industry has some strides to make to catch up. This also has implications for the myriad of businesses now run from a residence.

Ground Expedited Freight 101: Super Man With a Sprinter Van

Ground Expedited Freight 101: Super Man With a Sprinter Van

There’s a network of super men and women whipping around the country in specially equipped sprinter vans. You probably haven’t even noticed them but there’s one within 45 miles of your location at any given time ready to swoop in at a moment’s notice and shuttle your hot shipment (4 skids or less) anywhere on terra firma. They’re the surface expedite army and they are the swiss army knives of the freight industry.

How Do I Determine My INCO Term?

How Do I Determine My INCO Term?

You’re importing goods for your business. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is what INCO term you use for your shipment. INCO terms are trade terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) that are commonly used in international trade contracts. These 3-letter terms are important because they define the tasks, costs, and risks associated with the transportation and delivery of goods. INCO terms create a common ground for international trading partners to establish who pays for what.