Posts Tagged: Tips

Conducting a Logistics and Annual Freight Spend Review Webinar


In today’s fast-paced environment, it’s often difficult to stop and review key areas that might be affecting the profitability of your business. Logistics is one key area that often gets overlooked. How much time and money are you spending on logistics? Are you measuring the total cost of your freight management activities? Through a “prepaid-and-add”… Read more »

What’s the best way to ship a domestic freight shipment?

Wondering whether your domestic freight shipment should move via parcel, less-than-truckload (LTL), or full-truckload (FTL) carrier? Here’s a quick cheat-sheet with some PROs and CONs to each of these ground transportation modes. Parcel Shipping: Shipments under 150 pounds and shipped in cartons (less than 108 inches long and 67 inches wide), rather than on a pallet,… Read more »

7 Cost-Saving Tips for Importing and Exporting


Here are a few quick, cost-saving tips for importing and exporting from the international air, international ocean, and project cargo freight forwarding experts at Logistics Plus: Importing Tips: Take the time to confirm your HTS codes before importing. U.S. Customs’ system of classification can be very complicated, and the HTS codes advised by suppliers are not always… Read more »

5 Reasons to Use Outsourced Warehousing and Fulfillment


Warehousing and fulfillment is an increasingly critical aspect of business. By managing the flow of goods through the supply chain, you can effectively control costs, limit exposure to over-stocked inventory, manage cash flows and also streamline transportation. For small startup companies looking to establish a presence in a strategic market or large companies looking to… Read more »

8 Cost-Saving Freight Shipping Tips for the Fall Season


The leaves are turning, temperatures are dropping, and the peak Fall freight shipping season is here once again. Manufacturers are working to ship year-end orders, distributors are managing inventory and fulfilling shipments, and retailers are stocking shelves for the holidays. No matter where your business lies within the supply chain, finding affordable and reliable freight capacity… Read more »

LTL Freight Quotes and Shipping Tips


Less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping refers to relatively small freight deliveries that are too large to be classified as parcels and too small to fill an entire truck (i.e., full truckload).  When obtaining LTL freight quotes for such shipments, carriers generally tend to consider anything between 150 and 5,000 pounds as a typical LTL shipment. Shipments over 5,000… Read more »