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!

4 Costly Small Business HR Mistakes

Employees can be the heart, soul, and backbone of your small business.  But if you don’t have any human resource plans in place, employee challenges can also become a drain...

Leverage Your Downtime

If your small- to mid-sized business is like many others, chances are that things slow down from time to time. And while slow days in most work environments are rare,...

Getting the Most from Your Shipping Consultant

How often do you talk to your Unishippers shipping consultant? We’d guess that it’s not nearly enough! Your shipping consultant is your partner and adviser throughout every step of your...

Be Choosy About Your 3PL

The life of a small or mid-sized business owner is filled with a dizzying array of daily choices. From major contracts to be signed down to the type of soap...

Coming Out Ahead on Claims

Part I: Small Packages Your customer’s eagerly anticipated shipment arrives, but that delicate piece of electronic equipment inside sounds like a maraca when they lift the box. It happens to the...

Five Ways to Be a Better Manager and a True Leader

Are you a manager or a leader? Some use the words “manage” and “lead” interchangeably, while others talk about the differences between the two. The truth of the matter is this:...

NMFC Policy Change for Concealed Damaged Goods

Recent changes have been made to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) rules regarding concealed damage notifications. As of Saturday, April 18, 2015 the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA)...

How To Keep Employees Happy

As a small- to mid-sized business owner, you know that people are a company’s most valuable resource. But how do you make sure your employees stay with you for the...

Like Shoes, Picking the Perfect Freight Carrier Takes Work

Choosing the right freight carrier is almost as important as choosing the shoes you wear each day. On a sunny day you want to make sure you’ve picked out the perfect...

For Better Productivity, Give Your Team a Break!

What do taking a walk around the block, chatting with co-workers, or watching a short YouTube video have in common? They’re all great ways to boost productivity. In fact, research...

Density Based Classing 101: Part 3

When shipping products whose class is based on the density, there are ways to improve the density and lower your class and shipping costs. (It’s just like following all of...

Density Based Classing 101: Part 2

When shipping product with a density based class, it is important to ensure density is calculated correctly. This will ensure an accurate quote at the time of shipping and no...