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.

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

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.

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 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

When you put your trust in ShipNetwork for your fulfillment needs, you’re partnering with an experienced team of logistics experts. Here’s how we deliver the best eCommerce experience for both you and your customers.

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

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

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

Our 2-Day Delivery 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 UPS, FedEx, USPS, and DHL. With Xparcel, we will help you choose the shipping service that minimizes the transit time and shipping cost for you.

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.

Connect With Key Shipping & Platform Partners

Work with your favorite eCommerce platforms and preferred shipping partners to maximize your shipping power. Take advantage of our established relationships with key shipping carriers and volume discounts to save on shipping costs and transit times.

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ShipNetwork's Happy Clients

Our clients love that ShipNetwork keeps shipping costs low, accelerates delivery times, and offers scalability. Read some of our client success stories.

First, ShipNetwork provides a unique breadth of experience as well as a willingness to work with companies like ourselves that are scaling up. Their personalized service lets us know we will not be lost in the proverbial sauce.
eCommerce Company
We began a search and quickly concluded that we needed a larger company with multiple fulfillment centers that we could grow into, rather than choose a company with one single, centrally located, fulfillment center.” - Craig Davis, CEO
Vet Organics
ShipNetwork can manage inventory, pick & pack orders, track shipments, handle returns, and receive merchandise with much greater efficiency than I ever could because those are their core competencies. - CEO
Apparel Company
We were able to grow our website sales this year significantly. We could have never done this if we didn't have a resource like you guys. This year so far is probably 10 times what we did last year. You guys have been awesome in helping grow our business.
Natural Foods Company
The ShipNetwork SmartFill system gives us a great deal of control over our fulfillment. The fact that our orders are automatically uploaded and processed is a huge point for us, and the ability to access our order data with the system is unparalleled.  - Michael Leung, CEO, Sleepypod

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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