January 16, 2018

Guest Post: 8 Eco-Friendly Packaging Alternatives for Your Shipping Needs

By |2018-06-26T09:48:27-05:00January 16th, 2018|Blog Posts, Guest Posts|

By Cory Levins We all know how important it is to reduce our impact on the environment. Many businesses are now improvising with new ways of designing and producing their products, attempting to lessen their carbon and environmental footprint. The concept of “cradle-to-cradle” — taking responsibility for a product's impact from the sourcing of the materials to its [...]

July 24, 2017

Freight & Shipping Charges: What is dimensional weight pricing and how is it calculated?

By |2017-09-05T14:45:48-05:00July 24th, 2017|Blog Posts, Logistics, Shipping & Freight|

What is Dimensional Weight? Dimensional weight, often abbreviated DIM (or called “volumetric weight, “cubed weight,” or even “Shape Based Postage Pricing”) is used by logistics providers to charge for the shipping carton’s dimensions as well as the weight. DIM weight is determined by multiplying a package's length, width, and height and applying a volumetric divisor. The Backstory of [...]

December 29, 2016

Understanding Accessorial Freight Charges

By |2017-01-02T11:01:37-05:00December 29th, 2016|Blog Posts, Shipping & Freight|

Accessorial shipping charges stem from extra services performed by the carrier that goes beyond the typical dock to dock. Common examples of these charges are lift gate service, residential pickup or delivery, limited access locations and inside delivery. If you don't have all the specifics of your freight as it relates to potential accessorial charges, you could be in for a [...]