A look at package shipping
Package or parcel shipping is commonly used for e-commerce orders, personal shipments, and small business deliveries. Since these shipments are typically smaller in scale and don't require the use of a pallet or crate. Understanding the difference between parcel shipping and LTL can be overwhelming to navigate, but with Freightquote® by C.H. Robinson you'll save time and money with this economical option for your smaller, lightweight packages.
Benefits of parcel shipping with Freightquote®
We simplify the package shipping process by offering you real-time competitive quotes. Simply choose the price you want and book your shipment online. Plus, you can easily track your booked shipments all from one single tool.
Here's a look at what sets us apart:
- Instant quotes—without signing up
Simply input the specifics of your shipment, including origin and destination locations, additional services your shipment requires, and the dimensions and weight of your shipment, to view instant quotes.
- Proactive shipment alerts throughout the shipping process
Track your freight easily throughout the shipping process. Simply enter your tracking number and our tool will provide real-time updates on the status of your shipments. For proactive notifications, you can sign up for email or text SMS tracking updates.
- A single tool for all your shipments needs from truckload and LTL to parcel
Start a free quote using our online tool and instantly compare freight carrier options to meet your shipping needs.
- Expert help when you need it
Ask us anything! When you need assistance, our knowledgeable freight experts are ready.
Answers to your common parcel shipping questions
How do I prepare my package for shipment?
- 1. Find a new box large enough to comfortably fit the product.
- 2. Add enough packaging material so that the item doesn’t rattle when the box is moved.
- 3. Seal the box with proper 2 inch wide packaging tape.
- 4. Finally, make sure the package is addressed in the same way you would format an envelope.
What if I have a time-sensitive package to send?
No problem! We can handle last-minute deliveries. Simply choose from standard overnight or priority overnight shipping services to ensure your shipment arrives on time. You don't even have to wait for standard business hours! Use our tool 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How do I track my package?
It’s easy to track your package through Freightquote. Simply enter your tracking number into our shipment tracking tool and we'll give you real-time updates on the status of your freight.
Schedule your parcel shipment today
Win back the ability to spend more time where it matters most. Instantly book, compare, and track your package shipments online with Freightquote by C.H. Robinson.