January 2007 / Issue 13

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Shipping Solutions

Shipping Solutions Offered to APPMA Members through Freightquote.com

Great carriers, great prices, great choices

Freightquote.com® is the leading provider of web-based freight transportation management services for small businesses. Their tools allow APPMA Members to compare a wide range of carriers, choose the best rate and service for their needs, and manage all their shipments with one simple solution.

The most carriers means the best value

APPMA members have diverse shipping needs whether they are shipping to Global Pet Expo or to their top customers. And while every carrier has their specialty, companies don’t have time to shop around to find the best carrier for every shipment. That’s why Freightquote.com has assembled thousands of the best carriers— truckload, less-than-truckload, intermodal rail, air cargo— regional, national, and international. APPMA Members don’t have to call around or check multiple websites; the best brand names in the transportation business are just a mouse click away.

The best system makes shipping fast

Freightquote.com allows APPMA members one-stop shopping. Whether the company is shipping a pallet or a truckload, daily or monthly, across town or across the ocean, Freightquote.com has a solution. At Freightquote.com, when the shipment information is entered the Freightquote system immediately displays multiple service options. APPMA members pick the carrier, service, and price that fit the company’s needs. Scheduling pickups, printing shipping documents and labels may all be accomplished online in a matter of minutes. The process is very similar to booking an airline ticket online.  Freightquote.com logs retain your customers’ information and your shipping history so repeat shipments are even easier.

Complete shipment management makes it easy

Companies can track all their shipments across all of their carriers at Freightquote.com, and review reports of the shipping history.

Freightquote.com also makes it easy to add sub-accounts like multiple shipping locations, vendors, and other supply chain partners. Companies control the access, and have complete visibility to all the locations’ activity.

If member companies already have established carrier agreements, Freightquote.com can integrate those tariffs into the Freightquote.com system. Participants may compare their carriers to each other and to the market.

APPMA Members get the best rates, and Freightquote detailed quotes ensure there are no surprises. Best of all, there are no fees for APPMA Members using Freightquote.com. APPMA members pay only for the carriers they use, when they use them. One simple weekly invoice summarizes all shipping activity and payments can be made online with a credit card.

APPMA and Freightquote.com:  The best team in the business gives you peace of mind

Freightquote.com was the first online freight marketplace, founded in 1998. Today, they are the biggest and the best provider, managing over 500,000 shipments annually. Their team of over 500 professionals watches over each account, making sure that all shipments get the best service and that APPMA members get the best value. All APPMA members are assigned a dedicated Account Manager and the Freightquote Customer Service team is available via email, chat, or toll free over the phone to provide the high quality service every company should expect from its shipping provider.

For more information about the services offered through Freightquote.com or to obtain quotes on shipments, call 800.323.5441 or visit www.freightquote.com