Introducing Our New Tech-Driven Shipping Solutions for Small Businesses

August 5, 2020

Small business shipping is at the heart of what we do at Freightquote by C.H. Robinson. This is why we provide a self-service shipping tool that brings enterprise level solutions to the small business shipper.

Our customers already report saving half the time and cost when they book shipments through Freightquote. And now, they have even more reasons to love our tool. We’re excited to announce the launch of new features and shipping solutions, including a first-of-its-kind integration with TaskRabbit. There’s a lot to share, so let’s dive into what’s new with Freightquote and how our improvements will benefit your business.

Large Shipping Solutions for the Small Business Shipper

Our customers already rely on us to book less than truckload (LTL) and truckload freight. With our current self-service tool, you can compare carrier rates, schedule shipments, and even track deliveries online.

With the new improvements, you can now access even more shipping options – parcel shipping and temperature-controlled freight. These new options make Freightquote the only freight service provider that offers instant quotes for parcel, LTL and truckload freight without a requirement to sign up.

In addition to new shipping modes, our tool has been updated with new features, such as terminal pick-up and drop-off options. Finally, you can now hire taskers from TaskRabbit who provide assistance in preparing your freight.

Here’s a closer look at each new addition to the Freightquote shipping experience:

More Small Business Shipping Solutions

Your business has different shipping needs. You might need to ship smaller, individual packages. Or, you might need to ship products that require temperature-controlled transportation. Now you can do both with Freightquote. We’ve added parcel shipping and temperature-control shipping options for our customers.

Use our parcel shipping to transport packages that weigh less than 150 pounds. Sending flowers or fresh produce? You’ll love the option to choose temperature-controlled transportation to keep your products fresh and safe. Our self-service tool allows you to compare quotes for all shipping modes at once, and book the carrier, shipping mode, and price that works for you.

Terminal Pick-Up and Drop-off Options

There’s an industry tip to saving money on shipping, and that’s utilizing terminal locations. If you drop-off your packages at a designated terminal, you can save money on your shipping costs.

While this option used to be reserved for large companies, Freightquote has opened the way for small businesses to pick-up or drop-off their LTL shipments. Using our self-service tool, you can access real-time information on the best terminal locations near you.

Interactive Map and Location Recommendation Service

Another way to save money on shipping is to determine if a carrier provides service to the shipping area before you schedule your shipment. Our new interactive map allows you to do just that instantly using satellite images. This simple but effective feature reduces the risk of service issues or additional charges while your shipment is being transported.

TaskRabbit Partnership

TaskRabbit, a trusted resource for independent contractors called “Taskers,” connects our small business owners with skilled professionals who can help with all types of shipping tasks, including packaging and preparing shipments for pickup.

Your New and Improved Small Business Shipping Experience

Shipping is simplified with Freightquote. And now, it’s even easier and more affordable to manage all of your shipping needs in one location. Try our self-service tool without even signing in. You can get instant quotes to see for yourself just how much you can save by using Freightquote.