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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.View All Integrations
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3PL Services FAQs
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.
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.
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.
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 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.