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Shipping Guides

You don’t have to be a pro to know how to properly prepare and manage a shipment. We want all of our customers to feel confident and knowledgeable whenever they are shipping with GoShip.com, and that’s why we prepared these resources to help assist in times of need. Take a look at the resources below to learn more about GoShip.com and important shipping topics!

GoShip Packing Guide

Shipment security is an important aspect of the freight shipping process. You want your products to arrive safely without damages, and that’s why packaging and protection plays a significant role in your freight’s security.

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Holiday Shipping Guide Infographic

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for businesses and retailers, representing almost 20% of annual revenue for the retail industry. Although the holiday craze starts before Black Friday, the earlier you prepare for the busy season, the higher the chances are to have a successful shipping experience during the rush.

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How To Get An LTL Quote

Booking a shipment doesn’t have to be difficult, and shipping platforms like GoShip.com help simplify the process through our wide network of reputable carriers and negotiated rates. With GoShip.com’s freight class calculator, you’ll get access to the lowest LTL freight quote in no time.

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How To Get A Truckload Quote

Booking a shipment doesn’t have to be difficult, and shipping services like GoShip.com help simplify the process through our wide network of reputable carriers and negotiated rates. With GoShip.com’s freight rate calculator, you’ll get access to instant truckload freight quotes without having to talk to a freight broker.

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What Is LTL Shipping?

LTL or Less-Than-Truckload Shipping is the transportation method where a carrier combines multiple loads into a single trailer. Shippers use LTL shipping when they don’t have enough freight volume to fill an entire truck container and want to save shipping costs. Compared to other types of transportation, LTL trucking can be a useful solution for small businesses and individual shippers. When you’re sharing the truck capacity with other shippers, you only pay for space you actually use.

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FTL vs LTL

When it comes to shipping freight, there are several alternatives to choose from. Each type of transportation can be beneficial, however, it depends on your business objectives, type of freight, dimensions, and a few other factors for which transportation method you should use. Before diving into the diverse world of freight shipping, you should get acquainted with the two primary transportation modes: full truckload (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL). If you are not familiar with the two, you might be asking how does FTL vs LTL work, and which one will work better for you?

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Save 15% on your next shipment to help support CDC Foundation

GoShip.com is doing our part to help aid in COVID-19 relief however we can, and that's why we are donating all profits during the month of April and May to the CDC Foundation. If you would like to help us donate and save 15% on your next LTL shipment, provide us with your info below and we will send the code your way! 

COVID-19 Transportation Update

With the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, state governments are issuing orders that suggest closures of non-essential business. This order mainly applies to small businesses, which produce almost half of the U.S. gross domestic product. GoShip.com wants to give our customers an update on COVID-19 and how it is affecting our shippers and carriers.