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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 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.

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...
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