A lot of companies need to send out large packages to their customers and if you’re one such retailer, then it’s very important that you use a reliable and also affordable freight shipping service. With that being said, there are also other tips that you have to keep in mind, so let’s take a closer look at them in the article below.

Freight dimensions

Freight dimension is a very important factor that determines the amount of money you need to pay in order to ship a specific item. When measuring the items that you have to ship, it’s best that you round the dimensions to the nearest inch, but also include height, length and of course, width. For example, LTL carriers will use freight dimensions in order to calculate the number of loads for specific trucks. If they get inaccurate data, then this is going to result in adjustments and we all know they’re not cheap.

Freight weight and oversized items

The weight if your freight is also very important when it comes to determining shipping costs. In fact, a lot of carries use this information in order to calculate the number of loads they can fit in a single truck. Also, keep in mind that if you’re shipping very large items that need extra space due to their unusual shape and/or size, then you are always going to have to pay more for them. Because of that, it’s best that you select a carrier that offers you the best shipping rates for such items.

Packaging

Probably the worst nightmare of any company that ships very large and also expensive items is to deal with freight that’s been damaged in transit. If this ever happens to you, then you can already imagine that replacing the damaged item is going to be very expensive. Therefore, if you want to make sure that’s never going to happen to you, then it’s best that you carefully package all your items before you ship them out. There will be some times that cannot be packaged easily so in this case, it’s best that you hire someone who knows how to package them correctly.

As you can see, shipping items internationally can help your business grow a lot, but you need to make sure that you ship them using a reliable and experienced carrier that knows what they’re doing. Also, make sure to package them accordingly, too.