Shipping for Small Business: What it Means to be a Freight Service Provider for SMBs

July 13, 2020

As a small business owner, you’re looking for a freight service provider that makes shipping simple and affordable. You also want one that tailors to small businesses. But what does a small business freight service provider really mean?

At Freightquote by C.H. Robinson, it means a lot. A small business freight service provider means that we have the tools, resources, and services designed especially for small businesses. We know the time and resource challenges a small business may face if you choose to contact carriers and negotiate your own rates. Most small businesses don’t have a giant shipping and logistics department, which may mean you are searching for tips on how to package and ship freight via crates and pallets. In many cases, these activities are not consistent for small business or could even be the very first time.

Whether you’re new to freight shipping or a seasoned logistics manager, Freightquote masters shipping for small business in the following ways:

  1. Stability when it matters most
  2. High quality carriers with competitive rates
  3. Self-service shipping tools
  4. Access to logistics experts

Stability When It Matters Most

With the many different events happening in the world today, starting with COVID-19 and going into another financial downturn, small businesses are at a crucial tipping point of reopening or closing down for good. Many are looking for stable relationships with vendors and partners. Now, more than ever, it is important to find and work with a reliable freight service provider that not only caters to small businesses, but also has the stability and deep resources of the big guys.

As part of C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest freight service providers, Freightquote offers just that. We provide revolutionary digital technology. This means solid, uninterrupted supply chains, even for your small business.

High Quality Carriers with Competitive Rates

Major freight service providers make deals with carriers based on strong relationships and significant scale. They have billions of dollars in freight under management and send millions of shipments each year. Carriers give them low rates because these companies can promise business. You know who else can? Freightquote. As we shared above, Freightquote is part of C.H. Robinson and we’ve made relationships with over 78,000 vetted, high quality carriers. Because of this, we are able to service the shipping needs of small businesses with competitive freight rates.

Self-Service Shipping Tools

It has never been easier to book your next shipment. As a small business owner or shipping manager, you can use our self-service tool to compare freight rates– even without being signed in.

The best part is that you don’t have to know the freight class, or the right mode of transportation for your shipment. We do that for you. Simply let us know the size and weight of your shipments, and our quoting tool gives you the best routes and rates to choose from.

You can also track your shipments online, so you always know where they’re headed and when they’re delivered.

Access to Logistics Experts

It’s not easy running a business, which is why you can leave the logistics of shipping for small business to us. With a team of experts always standing by, we offer support when you need it. This means we can help you decide which services you need, how to prepare your shipments, and how to improve your overall supply chain – all to save you time and money.

Freightquote is Here for Your Business

The best way to discover Freightquote is to test our self-service quoting tool, and you can do this now without signing in. We invite you to experience a new and enhanced freight shipping experience that has been created with you in mind. Our site is rich with resources, guides, and information to help you master shipping and grow your business.