January 15, 2010, Newsletter Issue #107: Saving Money on Freight Shipping

Tip of the Week

No matter whether you plan on making more shipments or not, it makes sense to establish an account with the carrier you choose. Not only will this often get you a discount, but it lets you wait to pay until after the shipment is successfully completed.

Even on a one-time shipment, ask the company for a discount. Many times, they'll give it to you.

Leave plenty of time for your shipment to get there, so as to avoid premiums for overnight shipments.

If your shipment can be divided into several standard-sized parcels, consider the multiple-package options offered by UPS and RPS which offer a discount on shipments of 200 pounds or more, all going to the same destination.

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