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Pop quiz: Are you ready for the back-to-school shipping surge?
School shopping can be a boon for your business, but it also comes with challenges further upstream for your shipping operations.
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Drop and hook your way to shipping efficiency
Trucking is always looking for ways to help keep the flow of freight moving through supply chains. Enter drop and hook.
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Smart packing: how you can benefit from better load quality
When the trailer door closes, you want to make sure your load gets to where it’s going on time and safely. That starts with packing.
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What are the benefits of full truckload (FTL) freight shipping?
With full-truckload freight, you can optimize speed, rates, and visibility to get your loads where they need to be on time and safely.
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The secret weapon of successful shipping: contingency planning
Disruptions are inevitable in transportation. Docks get overcrowded. Trucks get flat tires. Inventory dwindles. It behooves every shipper to prepare for such events.
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How tomatoes in California can impact t-shirt shipments in Michigan
The freight industry is complex, and seasonality in trucking impacts many corners of transportation, including available capacity and freight rates.
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Expert Q&A: what shippers need to know about warehouse efficiency
Learn from an Amazon Freight expert on how to improve your warehouse operations and set yourself up for safe and smooth shipping.
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Freight 101: First, middle, and last mile explained
Understanding freight logistics can be tricky for those new to it. But at Amazon Freight, we’re here to make things a little easier for our small business shippers.
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How to pick a freight broker for your shipping needs
Shippers need a simple solution to manage their needs and the ensuing complexity. That’s where a freight broker comes in.
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How providers calculate freight shipping rates
Do you ever wonder what goes into a freight quote? Is it the distance traveled, fuel prices, your lanes, or the time of year?
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6 tips for shippers to finish the peak season strong
During peak season, you’re likely seeing more volume and more to keep track of. We are here to help you finish the year strong.
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Shippers on freight’s future: tech-driven efficiency with a human touch
What are shippers doing to adapt to the tech revolution? FreightWaves and Amazon Freight have collaborated to find out in a new paper.
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Spot the difference: the types of freight rates explained
You have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to moving your freight, and one of the most important is deciding between spot and contract rates.
A shipper using a tablet.
What you need to know about procuring freight through mini-bids
Learn how mini-bids can supplement your procurement strategy and create a more agile and optimized transportation network.
Shippers working in a warehouse
Guidance from an Amazon expert: DEI tips for shippers
Where do you begin when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion at your shipping organization? You want to start small and get the whole team involved.
Trucks in a yard.
The key to smooth shipping? A smartly run truck yard
Yards at distribution centers and warehouses are critical links in the supply chain and require a well-orchestrated dance of equipment and labor.
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Choosing the right Amazon inbound service for your shipping needs
Deciding between options can be tough. Here’s how to pick which Amazon inbound shipping option is right for you.
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What will 2023 have in store for the freight industry?
What 2023 will mean for freight is difficult to predict. The good news is that we’re an industry used to thriving in uncertainty.
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Advice for the upcoming shipping season: Embrace uncertainty
When asked what keeps her customers up at night, VP of Amazon Freight Hannah McClellan had one word: “uncertainty.”
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Five ways savvy shippers optimize their transportation networks
Streamlining shipping operations and removing unnecessary miles drive big supply chain improvements. The trick is knowing where to start.
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Tips for shippers to prepare their loads for smooth pickup and delivery
At some point in your youth, you likely learned that you should “work smarter not harder.” That adage holds true in the shipping world.
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Retail rollercoaster: 4 ways shippers can stay ahead of shifting consumer demands
Consumer demand can be unpredictable. For shippers, it means you need to respond to the ebbs and flows of retail demand but also prepare ahead of time.
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Building capacity and resiliency through strong freight relationships
What is the key to shippers successfully navigating changes to their transportation networks, especially during the pandemic? Relationships.
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Tips for success for shippers of consumer goods
Shipping consumer goods has its challenges. Learn what it takes to get them to where they need to be on time while meeting your customers' expectations.
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