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Unboxed: Shipping Tips from Unishippers
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Welcome to the Unishippers blog, Unboxed. 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!

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Holiday Shipping Tips Series: Have a Response Plan

Sometimes, bad stuff just happens. Like your cousin Eddie shows up unannounced with his mobile home or your boss gives you a subscription to a Jelly of the Month club..

Holiday Shipping Tips Series: Properly Prepare Pallets

Check out these simple – yet sometimes overlooked – steps you can take this holiday season to prevent damage.

Staying Chill with Cold Weather Shipping

Many shippers take for granted that their temperature-sensitive items will arrive undamaged, even during the depths of winter. This isn’t the case, however, as sub-freezing temperatures can cause extensive damage...

Getting the Most from Your Shipping Consultant

Your shipping consultant is your partner and adviser throughout every step of your business’ shipping processes. They can help you with much more than just booking freight or tracking down...

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 Small Package Claims

While nobody wants to have to file a claim with a carrier, damaged or lost shipments do happen, and it’s important for you and your customers to understand how to...

NMFC Policy Change for Concealed Damaged Goods

Recent changes have been made to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) rules regarding concealed damage notifications.

Like Shoes, Picking the Perfect Freight Carrier Takes Work

On a sunny day you want to make sure you’ve picked out the perfect pair of sandals, but on a rainy day you wouldn’t want to wear those same sandals....

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.

Look Before You Sign!

There are drivers who will go the extra mile just to be helpful, but most of the time you get what you pay for - and when drivers provide these...

When Feathers Outweigh Bowling Balls

Of course feathers don't literally "outweigh" bowling balls. But if you think about that statement in shipping terms, it starts to make a little bit more sense.

Be Kind to Your Freight: Avoid Overhang

It's simple - your freight shipment should never spill out over the sides of your pallet. Why? Because muffin tops should only belong on top of muffins. And because overhanging...
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