The Undeniable Value of Comparing Shipping Rates

Shipping is crucial to most businesses, the thing that makes it possible to sell products to customers around the world, and stock storefronts as well. And yet, it’s confusing and often expensive, particularly if you’re new to the fright shipping world.

Streamline Shipping Service

Reducing your shipping expenses and streamlining your shipping process is achievable by comparing different carrier costs. There are a few key comparison factors to keep in mind, such as the shipping prices, different weight categories, and various shipping zones. Here are a few advantages to comparing freight services:

Rush Shipments

Unplanned express shipping charges can easily eat your profit margin if you’re not careful. Whether it’s for a holiday rush or to get a package to a customer faster than usual, sometimes you have to figure out the cheapest way to ship quickly. In these instances, it’s easy to let the urgency cloud your judgment. Even in a rush, it's worth comparing shipping options to make sure you're not spending more than you should. Click To Tweet You can save a lot of money with just a little research.

Less Than Truckload

Do you have enough freight to fill an entire semi? If not, you shouldn’t have to pay for one. Using LTL (less than truckload) is the best option for shipping freight that weighs more than 150 pounds, but is not enough to fill a truck. LTL allows you to cluster your items with others headed to the same general location. Once they arrive they’re split up and delivered to their final destination. LTL can save you a considerable expense and decreases your environmental impact.

LTL Rateshopper

The LTL Small Business Center allows you to simply enter your starting and destination zip codes, a weight, and freight class to compare discounted rates from multiple shipping carriers. Your shipping broker has worked to get the best possible freight rates, extra charges, excessive length allowances and limits of liability. This online tool saves you time with the class calculator, address book, the ability to upload your product list and save templates for repeat shipments. The setup takes mere minutes and you’ll be able to shop for a great rate and execute in seconds.

Comparing Costs for the Best Rate

Whether you’re looking to reduce shipping costs or deciding which carrier provides the best service, it’s worth conducting a shipping costs comparison. A reputable freight broker is an invaluable tool to have on your side.  They’ve done the research and obtained favorable rates from most major carriers. They’re experienced in truckload management and will ensure that you have a positive experience from start to finish.

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