SHIPPING LIGHT BULBS

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SHIPPING LIGHT BULBS MADE EASY AND AFFORDABLE

Whether you're buying or selling, FreightCenter makes shipping light bulbs easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page and you'll see how.

A small quantity of light bulbs and/or tubes (fluorescent or LED) can be shipped as parcels. For large orders of light bulbs, shipping via LTL (less-than-truckload) freight is the most cost-effective and dependable way to go

Whichever type of shipping you need, FreightCenter can handle it for you.

HOW TO BOOK PARCEL SHIPPING THROUGH FREIGHTCENTER

As a one-stop shipping solution, FreightCenter offers FTL (full truckload), LTL (less-than-truckload) and Parcel shipping. To get a quote on shipping light bulbs as a parcel, request a quote online or call our team of parcel experts at 800.716.7608.

PREPARATIONS FOR LTL SHIPPING LIGHT BULBS

You save money with LTL (less-than-truckload) shipping because your shipment shares the truck with loads from other shippers. It's important that your cargo be packaged so it will not be damaged in transit and will not present a danger to other shipments on the truck.

Remember that with LTL freight, your shipment will be put on or off trucks via forklift at least six times. 

  1. At the point of pickup.
  2. Dropping off at the originating terminal.
  3. Put on the truck doing the hauling.
  4. Dropping off at the destination terminal.
  5. Put on the delivery truck.
  6. Dropping off at the final destination.

Because light bulbs can break so easily, it's important to package them snugly, with plenty of resilient packaging to take the brunt of any incidental bump the cargo might receive in transit or on the forklift. Bulbs should be in their original cardboard packaging, whenever possible. If that's not possible, wrap each bulb in bubble wrap or tissue paper.

Fill in spaces between the bulbs with paper packaging or bubble wrap to keep the bulbs immobile. Insulate the bottom and four sides with foam padding. Place another sheet of foam padding between the top of the bulbs and the double-sided shipping box. Seal the box with packing tape, wrap it with a blanket and strap it to a shipping pallet. If putting more than one box on the pallet, shrink wrap all the boxes together before banding them to the pallet.

HOW TO COMPARE THE COSTS OF SHIPPING LIGHT BULBS FROM TRUSTED CARRIERS

FreightCenter is where the best freight carriers compete for your business. We enable you to compare multiple carriers' rates and expected transit times in a matter of seconds. Then, you choose which carrier you want to handle your shipment. FreightCenter takes care of the rest.

Your first step is to get an instant, online freight shipping quote.

  1. Enter the dimensions, weight, relevant zip codes and freight class (if you know it) into the quote form.
  2. You'll see a list of qualified carriers for your shipment, along with their quote and estimated transit time. Choose your carrier and book your shipment.
  3. A FreightCenter expert will review your shipment and check for accuracy.
  4. Once the shipment is scheduled, you'll receive your bill of lading and other paperwork.
  5. Double check that all information is correct.

WHAT IF YOU NEED HELP?

FreightCenter is a leader in customer satisfaction because we back up our technology with the able assistance of real live shipping experts who are here to help you. Need help booking your light bulb shipment? Questions about packaging? Have questions or concerns after you've booked your shipment? Our shipping experts are available to answer your questions. Save time, save money, and enjoy peace of mind. Get your free quote now or give us a call at 800.716.7608.

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