The Best Way to Make Shipping Televisions Easy and Affordable
Whether you’re buying or selling televisions, FreightCenter makes shipping flat screen televisions easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page and you’ll see how.
Smaller flat screen televisions that are 42” or less are generally shipped by parcel services. Larger televisions or bulk orders of televisions are shipped by freight services. Freight rates can vary from zip code to zip code.
There are 4 primary types of televisions in use today, LCD, LED, Plasma and OLED. FreightCenter books shipping for all the leading TV brands.
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Freight shipping televisions is handled via LTL (less-than-truckload) hauls. Whether you are shipping one small television as a parcel or larger TVs as freight, FreightCenter can help you save time and money.
How Do You Arrange for 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 a television as a parcel, request a quote online or call our team of parcel experts at 800.716.7608.
How Do You Prepare a Television for Ltl Shipping?
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.
Televisions should be shipped in original packaging for best protection. If original packaging is not available,use protective coverings such as bubble wrap or shipping blankets. Cover the television in double-thick cardboard and tape it securely with packing tape. Strap all televisions to pallets when shipping freight. Make sure the package does not extend beyond the edge of the pallet on any side. Do not risk your television by shorting packaging for freight savings.
If you are shipping a very expensive OLED or plasma TV, consider crating it for optimal protection. You can build your own crate or purchase one from a crating service.
What Is the Nmfc (Freight Class) for Shipping Televisions?
The freight class for shipping most televisions (not including the old CRT type) is 200. If you have other items to ship, refer to our Freight Class Lookup table. This table shows the freight class for many popular items. Our in-house shipping experts can find the freight class for any item not included.
How to Compare the Costs of Shipping Televisions 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.
- Enter the dimensions, weight, relevant zip codes and freight class (if you know it) into the quote form.
- 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.
- A FreightCenter expert will review your shipment and check for accuracy.
- Once the shipment is scheduled, you’ll receive your bill of lading and other paperwork.
- 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 television 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.