Approved Freight Forwarders https://www.approvedforwarders.com Tue, 22 May 2018 21:03:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Trade Show Booth Shipping Best Practices https://www.approvedforwarders.com/best-practices-trade-show-booth-shipping/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss https://www.approvedforwarders.com/best-practices-trade-show-booth-shipping/#respond Tue, 22 May 2018 12:30:57 +0000 http://www.approvedforwarders.com/?p=3932 Whether you are a seasoned trade show veteran, or just planning your start-up’s first show, improving your trade show booth shipping can help your company grow. Events are an excellent source of leads for both B2B and B2C companies. The power of great face-to-face interactions will help move your prospects through your sales funnel more […]

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5 Tricks to Save Money on International Shipping https://www.approvedforwarders.com/5-tricks-save-money-shipping/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss https://www.approvedforwarders.com/5-tricks-save-money-shipping/#respond Tue, 08 May 2018 22:46:08 +0000 http://www.approvedforwarders.com/?p=3873 The preliminary Q2 numbers are in and your boss is on your case, “we need to save more money on transportation costs!” We get it, not every budget has room for overnight express air freight – and that’s okay. There are many simple and actionable techniques to save your company money…starting with your next international shipping […]

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6 Smart Ways to Move Your Freight to Guam https://www.approvedforwarders.com/6-ways-move-your-freight-to-guam/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss https://www.approvedforwarders.com/6-ways-move-your-freight-to-guam/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:06:48 +0000 http://www.approvedforwarders.com/?p=3829 How are You Shipping Freight to Guam? Maybe you’re a start-up just getting off the ground. Perhaps you have worked in Guam shipping for years. Either way, you probably aren’t maximizing the effectiveness of your Guam Supply Chain as much as you can. We often talk with shippers who are locked-in to a single service […]

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How to Calculate Cubic Feet and other Easy Freight Math https://www.approvedforwarders.com/how-to-calculate-cubic-feet/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss https://www.approvedforwarders.com/how-to-calculate-cubic-feet/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 20:27:11 +0000 http://www.approvedforwarders.com/?p=3756 We’ve all been there: staring at a piece of paper with some figures on it. You know the answer to the question is in those numbers somewhere, but you aren’t sure where to start. We worked with our pricing team to come up some quick examples of math specifically for the freight industry. Instead of […]

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7 Ways to Completely Ruin Your Supply Chain https://www.approvedforwarders.com/7-ways-ruin-supply-chain/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss https://www.approvedforwarders.com/7-ways-ruin-supply-chain/#respond Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:10:05 +0000 http://www.approvedforwarders.com/?p=3611 The best supply chain managers know that to thrive, each link must be scrutinized. From raw materials suppliers to finished goods your bottom line depends on top-notch sourcing of vendors and providers. With so many variables in even the simplest of supply chains, it is easy to overlook crucial details. Many times the question of […]

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14 Great TED Talks for the Supply Chain Manager https://www.approvedforwarders.com/14-ted-talks-for-supply-chain-manager/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss https://www.approvedforwarders.com/14-ted-talks-for-supply-chain-manager/#respond Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:51:25 +0000 http://www.approvedforwarders.com/?p=3583 TED Talks have become omnipresent in pop culture. Most Facebook feeds, twitter streams, and LinkedIn accounts have a TED Talk (or 2 or 3!) within digital reach at most times. With events popping up all over the country, a podcast, and it’s own space on some of the largest video platforms, the amount of content can […]

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Is Freight Technology Making Logistics Better or Worse? https://www.approvedforwarders.com/freight-technology-logistics/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss https://www.approvedforwarders.com/freight-technology-logistics/#respond Tue, 27 Feb 2018 13:37:10 +0000 http://www.approvedforwarders.com/?p=3586 The future of technology in freight is a hot topic on blogs, at expos, and around freight terminals worldwide. The potential for electric vehicles, self-driving trucks, the advent of the blockchain and others has the industry fluttering with guesses and predictions.  But we are already at a point of great evolution in freight technology. For […]

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The Truth About That Great Deal https://www.approvedforwarders.com/international-freight-option/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss https://www.approvedforwarders.com/international-freight-option/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:12:38 +0000 http://www.approvedforwarders.com/?p=3556 Why the cheapest international freight option isn’t always the best Everyone is trying to save money. Whether it’s for your vacation fund, or for a company-wide initiative to ratchet down unnecessary spending, more money in your pockets means more gains at the end of the year. But for freight, like most things in life, you […]

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5 WAYS TO FIND THE PERFECT FF&E FREIGHT PROVIDER https://www.approvedforwarders.com/5-ways-to-find-ffe-freight-provider/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss https://www.approvedforwarders.com/5-ways-to-find-ffe-freight-provider/#respond Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:51:43 +0000 http://www.approvedforwarders.com/?p=3535   The plans are finished, the sconces for the hallways are chosen, and the handles on the nightstands match the curve of the headboard. But how are you going to get your carefully curated furniture, fixtures, and equipment to the job site? Where are you going to store it? By including an FF&E Freight Provider […]

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A Spirit of Giving: The Story of the Balikbayan Box https://www.approvedforwarders.com/story-of-the-balikbayan-box/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss https://www.approvedforwarders.com/story-of-the-balikbayan-box/#respond Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:09:04 +0000 http://approvedforwarders.com/?p=3479 What is the Balikbayan Box Phenomenon? With today’s order-online approach to gift giving, you can send a gift to someone without ever seeing the product itself. It can seem a bit impersonal. Not so with the tradition of the balikbayan box. In Tagalog, one of the main languages of the Philippines, “balikbayan” means returning to […]

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