UBlog - Unishippers

Welcome to UBlog! Here you’ll find helpful shipping tips and answers to some of the most common shipment conundrums and questions our customers ask about. And, because we know that shipping isn’t the main focus of your business, we’ll also feature advice about other areas of your business – like getting your team tech-savvy and how to hire the right people. Check back twice a month for new posts, and as always, happy shipping!

Want Stress-Free Shipping? It’s All About Service

In the fast-paced, ever-changing shipping industry, managing freight shipments can be a challenge for small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). They often lack the infrastructure, resources and shipping volume of larger...

Don’t Get Left in the Cold During Peak Shipping Season

2018 has been a historic year of changes in the shipping industry. Most businesses have been feeling the effects of the capacity crunch through increased shipping rates and delayed shipments....

The 411 on LTL: The Easiest, Most Cost-Effective Way to Ship Your Freight

If you are looking for a flexible, cost-effective way to ship your freight, LTL may be the right choice for your business. But before we dive too deep into when...

5 Ways Transportation Management Systems Improve Freight Shipping

The capacity crunch in the shipping industry has tightened shipping demand and emphasized the need for more efficient use of available resources—particularly for LTL freight shipping. Transportation management systems (TMS)...

10 Tips to Improve Anything You Write

Many people, if asked, would say they cannot write. Really, these people just believe they are not good writers. But the truth is, writing is a learned skill that many...

Carrier Liability Basics: Are You Covered?

If you are a frequent freight shipper, you probably already know that it’s not a matter of “if,” but “when” an accident impacts your cargo. There are a number of...

6 Tips for International Express Shipping

The thought of sending a shipment to the other side of the world can seem daunting—it may feel like there is a never-ending list of considerations, forms and regulations. Is...

Are You Making the 4 Most Common Freight Mistakes?

We get it – freight shipping can be complicated. And with so much to remember, it’s easy to make mistakes that can negatively impact your company’s bottom line. Luckily, Unishippers...

3 Keys to an Improved eCommerce Customer Experience

In order to be more competitive, online sellers are increasingly looking to non-product differentiators to get a leg up with customers. Shipping is moving into the spotlight as one of...

Take a Look at Your LTL Freight Shipping

Often, small and mid-sized businesses start their cost-savings efforts by focusing on the most visible areas of the value chain, such as sourcing lower cost raw materials, improving supplier contracts...

Breaking Down Your Bill of Lading

What exactly is a bill of lading? And is it actually important that you fill out the whole thing in detail? Spoiler alert: it is! Learn the most common mistakes...

Shipping Terms You Need to Know

Every industry, profession or organization develops its own set of lingo over time that helps speed communication and interaction. You’re accepted as an insider if you know the code. If...