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Obtaining a Freight Quote >>>(Rate request form located on bottom of page)
In order to give you an accurate quote, please be prepared to give us the following information:
(i) What type of pallet/listing you are purchasing along with item number if applicable.
(ii) How many pallets/listing you are purchasing
(iii) Where we are delivering i.e. to a business or a residential address and whether you need a lift-gate or not***
Please note: a business that is situated in a residential area is ALWAYS considered residential.
(iv) Your zip code
*** Residential Delivery: house, apartment complex, residence of any kind.
Commercial Delivery: business location, storage unit, warehouse, store.
Generally, pallet deliveries to a residence will require a lift-gate to lower the pallet(s) to the ground. Commercial locations, if not equipped with a loading dock or a forklift will also require a lift-gate.
Typically, lift-gate charges are about $55, and delivery to a residence is fixed at $65.
Typical Costs of Shipping
The average pallet shipping cost ranges from $90 - $350 and varies according to weight and contents of the pallet. Shipping subsequent pallets is considerably cheaper - especially if shipping to a residence (for example it might cost $200 to ship 1 pallet, but only $275 to ship 2 pallets, and $310 to ship 3 pallets).
Truckload shipping is calculated based on mileage and usually ranges around $2.00/mile to $2.25/mile with a minimum charge of $400.
Case-packed items shipped out with UPS are shipped at a flat rate that includes handling charges. These rates range from item to item and can be found in our shopping cart. Handling charges cover warehouse staff, packing materials, etc.
Minimizing Shipping Costs
To minimize shipping charges, you can opt to have the pallet delivered to your nearest freight terminal if you do not have a business address where the pallet can be delivered. This can generally save you approximately $50-$100, but does require you to arrange to have a vehicle to pick up your pallets.
If you would like to do this, please select “Commercial Delivery” when placing your order online and leave the “lift-gate” field blank. Once we receive your order a sales rep will contact you to finalize your order, please let him/her know that you are opting to pick up the pallets at your local terminal and he/she will quote you accordingly and give you information as to where the nearby terminals are located in your city.
Case-packed items (clothing, cosmetics, shoes, accessories etc) are shipped with UPS making the type of location we are delivering to irrelevant.
Often times, in order to maximize on shipping, it can be recommended to order some case-packed items in addition to your pallets. Case-packed items can be stacked on top of most pallets and delivered at no additional charge to you, thus allowing you to spread your cost of shipping over a larger dollar amount of merchandise.
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