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Shipping Resources, Guides & Tips

Make sure your belongings arrive safely at their new destination with our shipping resources, shipping guides, and shipping tips.

How To Ship Paintings & Sculptures to Customers Anywhere in the USA

Posted on Nov 19, 2019

Whether selling your artwork is a side hustle or your primary source of income, if you sell your artwork online, you've likely faced the challenge of packing and preparing one of your prized pieces for shipping.

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2019 Holiday Shipping Deadlines & How To Ship Packages During the Holiday Season

Posted on Nov 18, 2019

You may not feel ready for it, but one way or another, it’s time to finish (or start!) your holiday shopping and get those parcels shipped. Get your holiday packages shipped safely and on time with our guide.

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How To Prepare a Pallet for Shipping: 12 Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

Pallets are typically shipped through less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping. To help make sure your pallet is securely packed and prepared, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common pallet shipping mistakes—and how you can avoid them.

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Consolidated Freight vs. Parcel Shipping

Posted on May 13, 2019

The choice between parcel or freight services isn’t always clear. Take a closer look at the differences between parcel shipping and consolidated freight.

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Servitization: How to Return your Leased Equipment

Posted on Feb 25, 2019

If you or your company have been leasing equipment or machinery and have come to the end of your lease, or you no longer find yourself in need of it, it’s time to return your equipment. We’re here to help you unpack some of that language and figure out what exactly you need to do to get your leased equipment back on time.

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Consolidated Freight vs. Peer to Peer Shipping

Posted on Feb 19, 2019

Between USPS, parcel shipping services, consolidated freight, and the emergence of peer-to-peer shipping networks, it may seem like you have endless options when it comes to getting your things from Point A to Point B. Read on to learn the difference between consolidated freight and peer-to-peer shipping.

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7 Rules for Cold Weather Shipping and Moving

Posted on Dec 10, 2018

If you’re planning a winter relocation or have cargo to ship during cold weather, follow these rules to make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible.

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What To Do If UPS Freight Goes on Strike

Posted on Nov 09, 2018

Effective November 12, more than 12,000 employees of UPS Freight—the nation’s 5th largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier—are on strike. Here's what you can do if you've been effected by the strike.

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2018 Holiday Shipping Deadlines & How To Avoid Delays with your Holiday Shipments

Posted on Nov 05, 2018

If you’re sending gifts to family and friends across the country this holiday season, it’s time to kick your holiday shopping into high gear and start thinking about how you’ll get your packages to their destinations safely and on time.

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What’s the Cheapest Way to Ship Furniture Cross Country?

Posted on Jul 09, 2018

Whether you’re moving, settling an estate, or gifting furniture to far-flung friends and family, sending belongings across the country can feel like an ordeal. There are a number of ways you can transport furniture, and which one is the most affordable will depend on a few different variables.

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