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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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Your Guide to Understanding the Claim Process: Part V

If you have damaged merchandise, it’s okay to leave it as is. In fact, the shipment must be kept in its original packaging and in the same condition it was...

Your Guide to Understanding the Claim Process: Part IV

What’s worse than waiting around for something to happen? Not knowing how long you have to wait around for! We get a lot of questions surrounding claims and the timeline...

Your Guide to Understanding the Claim Process: Part III

So, your shipment arrived damaged and you have to file a claim. That means that you (the claimant) have the burden of proving that the carrier was responsible for the...

Your Guide to Understanding the Claim Process: Part II

Concealed damage claims can be tricky to prove, strict guidelines must be followed and all documentation to prove your case must be provided to the carrier. To help give your...

Your Guide to Understanding the Claim Process: Part I

It’s not a particularly fun topic to study up on, but knowing the ins and out of damage and claims before it happens can help save you a lot of...

Can I Really Ship That?

Most of us are pros at shipping boxes through UPS or a pallet through one of Unishippers’ freight carrier partners. Wrap, snap, and done. But what about when you have something...

Keep That Pallet Covered Up

If your commodity does not cover at least 65% of the pallet you are using, the carrier can re-class your shipment as a pallet. And this can spell disaster for...

Three’s a Crowd

UPS has announced a new Third-Party Billing Service Surcharge, effective January 4, 2016. We’ve broken down what impact this could have for your business, plus tips on how you can...

Holiday Shipping Tips: Up-To-Date on New Rates

The holiday season means new models of toys, new models of tech gadgets and yep, you guessed it, new rates from carriers. While it isn’t a particularly fun topic to...

Holiday Shipping Tips Series: Manage Expectations

When you tear open your present on Christmas morning and find that it’s the knit sweater from your Aunt Darlene that you’ve always never wanted (and it’s covered in cat...

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.
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