Freight Forwarding Services

From product procurement to moving products across the country or even around the world, SmartFreight can get your product to where it needs to go efficiently and economically.

We needed a 3PL that could work WITH us not for us, to be treated like a partner. ShipNetwork has shown that they are up for the task.

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Partner with us for a logistics experience that combines speed, accuracy, and tailored services.

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From Pick-Up to Drop-Off, SmartFreight Handles the Entire Process

  • Lower Freight Costs - Our exclusive SmartFreight technology is an all-in-one, turn-key freight service designed to provide the most efficient and economical transportation solution to move and manage freight.
  • No-Hassle Comparison Shopping - ShipNetwork will shop for competitive rates for less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL) shipments to help you choose the most cost-effective and efficient transportation solution for your freight needs.
  • Door-to-Door Tracking - Stay on top of your freight transportation with accurate updates and tracking. From the point of origin to the end destination, ShipNetwork helps you stay organized and informed.

Comprehensive Freight Management

Our in-house team of freight experts handles all your domestic and international freight service needs. From importing manufactured goods to transporting pallet orders within the U.S., the SmartFreight team manages it all.

Our freight service team prepares the rate quote, creates the bill of lading, books the carrier, schedules the pickup, alerts the shipper or consignee of the estimated delivery date, and provides the customer with proof of delivery.

ShipNetwork is ready to partner with you as your trusted 3PL freight provider. We can streamline the freight process by covering every aspect of freight management, so you can focus on growing your thriving eCommerce business. Contact us today to learn more

Order Fulfillment Process: Step by Step

1. Deliver Items to Warehouse

Depending on which of our fulfillment centers is closest to you and your customers, you can ship your inventory to our warehouses in bulk. After receiving your products, we will store them in our warehouse, where they can be easily located, picked, and packed for your customer orders right away.

2.  Picking Items From
Online Order

When your customers place an online order, the details of that order are immediately routed to our fulfillment center through our SmartFill fulfillment management platform. It tells us exactly what items are included in the order so we can quickly locate the products in our warehouse, gather them, and carefully pack them.

3. Packing Items
Ordered Online

Our experienced ShipNetwork warehouse teams prepare each order for shipping by carefully packing every item using durable boxes, materials, and tape. Once the package is securely sealed, the shipping label is attached and scanned, and your inventory levels are updated.

4.  Shipping

With Xparcel, we will help you choose the shipping service that minimizes the transit time and shipping cost for you. Our carrier network then picks up the package for shipping and delivery to your customer. You and your customers can track orders through our eCommerce shipping partners, which include FirstMile, UPS, USPS, DHL and more.

5.  Returns

Even when orders are 100% accurate and delivered on time, there will still be a small percentage of returns from customers who decide they no longer need the product or find the item does not meet their particular needs. We offer complete return management services and the restocking of returned items to your inventory when appropriate.

3PL Services FAQs

What is freight shipping?

Freight shipping is defined as the transportation of large shipments of goods, either domestically or internationally. Generally, products are loaded onto pallets or into large containers and transported by air, ground, sea, or a combination of these transportation methods.

What types of goods can I ship via freight?

Almost any product can be shipped by freight. However, it’s essential to check specific carrier rules, domestic regulations, or international laws when preparing to ship your goods via freight. Rules may vary depending on where you ship and what you’re shipping. Also, you may not be able to ship hazardous materials or temperature-sensitive items by freight.

Is there a difference between parcel and freight?

If your shipment exceeds the dimensions of 30x30x30 inches or weighs more than 150 lbs., it can be classified as freight. When a shipment falls under these dimensions, it’s typically considered parcel shipment.

What modes of transportation are used to move freight?

Freight can be moved using different modes of transportation, including by truck, rail, sea, or air. The most typical combinations include rail, trucks, and ships to move freight from one destination to another. Air shipments tend to be more expensive because of the weight of shipping freight.

How much does shipping freight cost?

How much freight shipments cost depends on several factors. When estimating the cost of shipping your freight, consider which mode of transportation is appropriate, the size and weight of the goods you are shipping, the end destination, and whether you have special handling needs for your packages. These factors will all have an impact on the overall cost. At ShipNetwork, we take guessing out of the equation by shopping for the best freight shipping rates for you! Learn more by contacting our team today.

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