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The Best Way to Make Shipping Printers Easy and Affordable
Shipping printers–primarily commercial-grade printers, copiers, and plotters–is a heavy job. Standard parcel carriers (such as USPS) can’t handle any item that weighs more than 150 lb. or doesn’t meet dimension requirements. For commercial printing equipment, shipping by freight is the answer.
How to Package Commercial Printing Products for Freight Shipping
Make sure you secure all loose pieces with masking tape and use shrink wrap or paper to cover any plastic components from getting easily scratched. Secure any casters that will allow the unit to roll. Unless you are shipping enough pieces to require a full truckload (TL), your shipment will be classified as a less-than-truckload (LTL). LTL shipments are consolidated onto one truck with loads from other shippers, thereby saving all the shippers money. However, it would help if you packaged your machinery to easily withstand any minor impact with another shipment that might occur in transit. We recommend using one of these two techniques to protect your shipment.
1)Band your shipment to a pallet and shrink-wrap it to add additional security. Protective shipping blankets are also advised.
2)Crating your shipment will provide the best protection.
How Much Will It Cost to Ship a Printer?
Because FreightCenter books so much shipping, we receive intense discounts from carriers and pass savings on to our customers. Typically, FreightCenter customers receive 25%, 50%, 75%, or more discounts versus shipping directly through the carrier. If you are no more than an occasional shipper, major freight carriers will not be interested in your business unless you pay the full rate card.
How to Compare Freight Shipping Costs From Trusted Carriers When Shipping Printers
FreightCenter is where the best freight carriers compete for your business. We enable you to compare multiple carriers’ rates and expected transit times in seconds. Costs vary depending on the carrier, place of origin, destination, dimensions, etc. Once you’ve prepared your printer to ship, it will be easy to determine how much shipping will cost with our free quote comparison tool. You will need to enter the following information:
1)Originating and destination zip codes.
3)Dimensions of the package
4)NMFC (freight class) – if you don’t know the freight class, select NO and click the “Get my quotes” button
If you’re ready to move forward, book your shipment online. In a matter of seconds, you will receive quotes from leading carriers who want to carry your load, as well as estimates on the transit time for each carrier. Select the carrier of your choice to save your quote.
What if You Need Help?
FreightCenter’s team of shipping experts is ready to help you at each step along the way.
Making sure you select the right carrier for your needs
Verifying that all information is correct
Double-checking for any additional charges that might be required if the carrier will face limited access or other special circumstances
Call 800.716.7608 for assistance or fill out the free quote form. Shipping is easy and affordable with FreightCenter.
We provide competitive freight shipping prices and an all-inclusive, easy-to-use shipping experience for our customers. Exceeding our customers’ expectations results in thousands of satisfied customer reviews and repeat business. We believe in the power of our customer relationships. Check out FreightCenter reviews from real customers, and learn what they have to say about their freight shipping experience!