ShipX helps simplify LTL freight booking

ShipX, a recently launched online freight exchange, is offering less-than-truckload (LTL) shippers a modern and streamlined approach to booking freight. This service connects shippers to freight carriers through a user-friendly online process.

Incorporating familiar technology that has streamlined the consumer experience in other industries—such as Travelocity in the travel market and Amazon in consumer goods—ShipX gives shippers the convenient ability to instantly 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, chief executive officer 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. Until now, they have relied on limited resources or middlemen to handle shipping needs. By automating the booking process, ShipX has effectively removed the need for middlemen while only charging a small flat fee for the service. ShipX saves shippers time and money and allows them to free up resources to focus on their core businesses.

Carriers also find value in the ability to work directly with shippers instead of through third-party logistics companies. These carriers have the opportunity to dynamically price freight based on supply and demand to fill empty trucks. Credit card payments allow carriers to receive funds 48 hours post-booking.

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