ShipX Automates LTL Booking - Global Trade Magazine
  November 27th, 2015 | Written by

ShipX Automates LTL Booking

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  • ShipX replaces middlemen and updates the manual LTL booking process to save time and money.
  • ShipX’s online exchange serves small businesses that have little time to navigate the LTL industry.
  • ShipX’s digital interface allows shippers to enjoy volume discounts, regardless of the shipment size.
  • Mike Taranto, president of Solar Shade USA: “I thought I was getting a great volume rate from my local carrier.”

Recently launched to the commercial market, ShipX provides an online less-than-truckload (LTL) freight exchange to connect shippers with freight carriers.

ShipX adds value for shippers and carriers by effectively replacing middlemen and updating the manual booking process to save time and money.

ShipX aims its online exchange at small businesses that have little time to navigate the confusing LTL industry. The digital interface allows shippers to compare live quotes from dozens of carriers and enjoy volume discounts, regardless of the shipment size. This levels the playing field for smaller shippers that rely on LTL for their business needs. ShipX charges a flat booking fee, unlike percentage-based fees typical with third-party logistics providers.

“We were new to LTL shipping,” said ShipX founder and CEO Augie Grasis. “We had a new set of eyes looking at the industry. It didn’t take long to realize that we could provide real value for LTL shippers nationwide by creating this online LTL marketplace but would need to disrupt the traditional way of doing things.”

Shippers nationwide have found success using ShipX, including Mike Taranto, president of Solar Shade USA. “I thought I was getting a great volume rate from my local carrier,” said Taranto. “ShipX found me multiple carriers with lower prices—and we have saved 80 percent over our contracted LTL rates.”

ShipX wants to make LTL shipping a convenient and efficient freight option for less frequent shippers and small businesses,” said Grasis. “Adding technology to the booking process,” he added, “creates a transparent pricing model, saves time for users and revolutionizes the way shippers buy LTL freight.”

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