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Starting June 1st, 2023 Our warehouse fee will be $0.65/cubic foot per month

In effort to lower the warehouse storage fee during inflation, we have went narrow aisle racking.This construction took us four months but the project is finally completed. With narrow aisle racking, we are able to drop storage by 24%.We as partners will go through this inflation together.

Starting June 1st, 2023 Our warehouse fee will be $0.65/cubic foot per month

In effort to lower the warehouse storage fee during inflation, we have went narrow aisle racking.This construction took us four months but the project is finally completed. With narrow aisle racking, we are able to drop storage by 24%.We as partners will go through this inflation together.

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03/15/2023

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Cost-effective Strategies for Transporting Bulky and Heavy Goods

    Cost-effective Strategies for Transporting Bulky and Heavy Goods

    If you're used to sending smaller packages, the costs associated with sending large or heavy items may come as a surprise. Base rates, overage and handling fees, and other fees increase proportionally with the size of your shipment.

    However, by employing a few strategies, you can still ship larger shipments at the lowest possible cost. In this article, we will discuss ways to save money on your next shipment of a bulky item.

    LTL vs. Parcel Services

    For shipments weighing less than 150 pounds, parcel service is the best option. Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping can reduce your overall costs when shipping freight in excess of this threshold, especially when shipping multiples of the same item. LTL is intended for shipments of intermediate size and weight, especially those that can be loaded onto pallets. LTL carriers also impose fewer weight restrictions and restrictions on irregularly shaped goods, allowing you to avoid handling fees that parcels may impose.

    Comparing Transport

    When transporting larger and heavier items, it pays to investigate the optimal platform. Depending on their network and capacity, various cargo carriers may charge different prices for identical shipments. Consider utilizing market comparison software to discover bulk discounts and more cost-effective alternatives on a centralized platform. You can also use multiple carriers, which can reduce costs if a second carrier has superior delivery access in a given region compared to the first option.

    Using Specialized Carriers

    Occasionally, spending a bit more initially will save you money in the long run. Specialized carriers will handle your items with greater care and consideration. This additional care helps to ensure that your items remain undamaged throughout the shipping process, thereby decreasing the likelihood of replacement costs, cargo loss, and dissatisfied customers.

    Precautionary Packaging

    Similarly, packaging your items with care helps to protect them during transport and minimize cargo damage. Palletizing, package wrapping, bubble wrap, air pillows, and similar add-ons are excellent ways to reinforce your shipments.

    Sustainable Shipping

    Sustainable shipping will allows businesses to maintain an environmentally responsible approach while simultaneously reaping economic benefits. By doing so, companies can enhance their brand reputation, comply with regulations, and satisfy their customers' expectations.

    Intelligent shipping equals savings

    Shipping oversized and heavy items may be more expensive in general, but you have some control over how much more expensive it will be. By considering the aforementioned tips and exerting some effort, you will discover ways to save money and make your shipping process more affordable.

     

     

    MintN

    Mint Nguyen

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