Reportedly, more than 60% of manufacturers were affected by the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences. There is a lot of news on retail, but not much information about other key links in the supply chains, like manufacturers. While this is a very broad category to define, you typically see small businesses involved in manufacturing who distribute furniture, electronics, or construction equipment. What challenges do manufacturers face? - Delays and pressure During extreme shipping delays, retailers
The spookiest night of the year is just around the corner!  The end of October is a prime time not only for witches and ghosts, but also for retailers. Shippers are getting ready to ship scary costumes, decorations, and of course, lots of treats. At the same time, retailers and shipping companies are preparing to supply the spooky occasion. Halloween shipping plays an enormous role in the retail industry.  The real goal of the retailer’s job is to deliver goods on-time, undamaged, and to the right place. Ot
2020 has been tough for small businesses. The COVID crisis and ensuing economic fallout have disrupted practically every industry, and this year's peak shipping season is right around the corner. This is an opportunity to capitalize on increased consumer activity towards the end of the year for many companies. There are concrete steps organizations can take to bounce back as consumer activity increases and shipping skyrockets despite the high level of uncertainty and unpredictability in the market and econo
For small business owners, shipping freight can sometimes be costly and challenging. You have to wear many hats and with a limited budget, getting the best out of the shipping services can be hard. If your goods are time-sensitive and prone to damage, we may have the right solutions for you - FTL (full truckload shipping). Regardless of the shipping method, you are using right now, truckload shipping can be a great way to optimize your transportation strategy. When should you try using full truckload ship
It’s mid-September, and the busy shipping season is in full swing! While this month is more known for back to school and the start of fall, now is the perfect time to book shipments, whether you're moving equipment or from one city to another. But before you start packing up and searching for the best rates, there are some important factors you should consider. 3 tips for the busy moving season - 1. Start by Cleaning! If you're planning a personal move, the first step isn't packing, it's deciding what
For small business owners who wear many hats, it may be complicated to navigate the truckload freight shipping process, especially when it comes to finding the best quotes.  While it might seem complicated, a good truckload shipping strategy can improve your customer satisfaction, save costs, and increase business efficiency. Getting accurate truckload quotes is a stepping stone towards more reasonable spending and a smooth shipping process. How to get the best truckload quotes - 1. Learn the basics To
When executed correctly, LTL freight shipping can be a cost-effective shipping option. However, shippers, especially new shippers in the industry, deal with a significant amount of discrepancy between estimated costs and actual costs. Sometimes, the extra costs can be frustratingly high and create a misunderstanding between shippers and carriers. The cause is due to the hidden costs of LTL shipping. Nobody is ‘hiding’ costs from you, intentionally. All the extra fees that shippers pay are generally due to m
PITTSBURGH (Aug. 19, 2020) –, a digital shipping platform, is continuing its Corporate Champion partnership with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) for the third year in a row.  As a Corporate Champion, supports WWP in its effort to deliver life-changing programs to over 100,000 wounded warriors, their families, and caregivers. Through support from WWP, warriors are able to connect with each other, overcome mental health challenges, lead active and healthy lives, and find rewarding civilia
Supply chain management is an essential part of the business. Even if you are a small business owner, taking care of your supply chain is key to efficiency and profitability. No matter the complexity of your supply chain, it can still be a challenge to manage it. However, there are a few cornerstone aspects that you need to consider to make your supply chain operate smoothly. Key aspects of efficient supply chain management: - 1. Visibility One of the critical features of a working supply chain is tran
Buying and selling things online is a typical thing for us to do now, especially with many businesses operating under restrictions. But it may  not be that simple when you are trying to buy or sell expensive equipment of enormous size. First of all, it's hard to accurately assess the condition of the object you’re looking to purchase. Transportation can become challenging too, and you must be attentive to avoid being scammed. Don't fret. It is possible to make successful deals and buy equipment pieces you a