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!

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...

3PL Partners: Turning Today’s Benefits into Long-Term Value

Running a successful business in today’s fast-paced, global economy requires creativity, quick decision-making and nimble action. For many businesses, access to flexible, cost-effective shipping is a crucial component of maintaining...

6 Tips for International Freight Shipping

Freight forwarding. Break-bulk shipping. Certificates of origin. There are some big words when you start venturing into the world of international shipping. While it may seem daunting, don’t let the...

Five Keys to Selecting a 3PL Freight Shipping Partner

Many small and mid-sized businesses believe they can’t compete with larger companies on shipping costs and service. They believe that when it comes to shipping and logistics, they simply don’t...