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Online Freight Exchange Strives to Simplify LTL Booking

| March 1, 2016

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ShipX, a recently launched online freight exchange, is offering less-than-truckload (LTL) shippers to connect with freight carriers by utilizing an online process, which it says is “surprisingly unfamiliar to the LTL freight industry.”

The goal is to offer shippers the convenient ability to compare freight rates from top-rated carriers and book shipments online for a flat-rate fee, regardless of volume.

“We’ve taken a complex process and simplified it to become an online user-experience that consumers have grown accustomed to in almost every other industry,” said Augie Grasis, CEO and founder of ShipX. “This is not a unique concept, but it is novel for an industry like LTL that has historically been mired by needless complexity.”

ShipX targets its online freight exchange to small businesses nationwide that ship less frequently who, until now, have relied on limited resources or middlemen to handle shipping needs.

By automating the booking process, ShipX says that it is eliminating the need for “costly middlemen while only charging a small flat fee for their service.”

Carriers also also slated to benefit by working directly with shippers instead of through third-party logistics companies. Plus, credit card payments allow carriers to receive funds 48 hours post booking.

Category: General Update

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