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Beyond LTL: Freight Specialty Services

Posted on Feb 18, 2022 11:31:19 AM by Brandon Draga

It’s no secret that Freightcom is a leader in LTL shipping management; freight is right there in our name. While we have other notable service offerings like courier shipping and Freightcom Fulfillment, that only scratches the surface of what we can do for your business.

That’s why today on the Freightcom blog we’ll be taking a look at some of the services that Freightcom offers that don’t always get the spotlight, and how they might help your business in ways you didn’t expect.


Limited Access Delivery

Some shipping destinations do not fit into a standard business definition and are also not considered residential locations. For instance, hospitals are difficult for standard freight trucks to navigate, airports and military bases have heightened security requirements, and many farms are too remote for a standard LTL route.

If a shipper isn’t careful when booking shipments to these locations, it can result in all types of additional charges, and even failed deliveries!

In cases such as this, Freightcom offers a limited access delivery service to specific types of locations. Several of our partner carriers can accommodate delivery to such locations, ensuring that your shipment makes it in a safe, timely manner, no matter where it is being delivered.


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Threshold Pickup and Delivery

Typically, when a carrier delivers or picks up from a residential location, service begins and ends at the end of the driveway. This means that, should you have a pallet of product in your garage, or if you are delivering furniture or appliances to a customer, unexpected fees could follow if you aren’t prepared.

If residential pickup and delivery are part of your business model, it’s worth your while to consider threshold services. With certain threshold pickup and delivery services, your goods will be picked up or dropped off at the first dry area of your location by courteous, professional drivers.


Trade Show Delivery

Whether you plan on attending a convention as a vendor or setting up a promotional booth at a major trade show, exhibiting your business at a large-scale event can be an important part of your marketing strategy. Logistically, it can also be a major hassle.

Trade shows and conventions often have strict move-in and move-out policies with narrow appointment windows that must be adhered to. Failure to do so can result in chargeback fees and delays that prevent you from setting up and tearing down your booth in a timely manner!

With trade show delivery services, there is no need to fear. Our Shipping Experts will help you find the best option to meet show requirements, and our partner carriers will ensure that your booth supplies are where they need to be, when they need to be there, setting you up for a better convention experience. Please reach out to our specialized quote team at quotes@freightcom.com to find the best option for your show requirements.


Amazon/FBA Delivery

The Fulfilled by Amazon service has become an integral part of many businesses’ eCommerce strategies in recent years. Utilizing Amazon fulfillment centres for your own order fulfillment can be an excellent way to expand your market reach without affecting your overhead.

Despite the advantage of using FBA, the regulations that Amazon has in place for shipping goods to their fulfillment centres are robust. This can be a deterrent for businesses who are on the fence about the service.

If this is a concern for you, Freightcom offers an Amazon/FBA delivery service. We coordinate with carrier partners who are able to follow the FBA shipping guidelines and can ensure that your products get delivered to Amazon’s warehouses with no hassle.


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Freightcom Has all the Tools to Keep Your Shipments Moving!

If these service offerings are a surprise to you, we have some great news: this is only a taste of the wide range of shipping services that Freightcom offers!

From specialty LTL to international courier, eCommerce integrations to home delivery, Freightcom offers your business all the shipping tools you need to grow your business with speed and ease, from the leading carriers in North America. Best of all, our multimode shipping platform has zero upfront or monthly fees!

Are you ready to experience the Freightcom Advantage? Contact one of our shipping experts Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm EST at 1-877-335-8740 or by email at sales@freightcom.com and let Freightcom handle all your shipping needs.

Topics: Shipping Tips, LTL, Freightcom, Shipping

Brandon Draga

Written by Brandon Draga

Brandon Draga is a full-time content writer at Freightcom, the leading shipping solution for businesses in Canada. When Brandon is not writing content to help businesses with their shipping needs, he can be found at local skate parks or writing fantasy novels.

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