TSE’s NAICS codes and NIGP

THE SHIPPING EMPORIUM’S NAICS AND NIGP CODES ARE ALL LISTED BELOW.

488510 Freight Brokerage

488510 Freight Transportation Arrangement  

484110   General Freight Trucking, Local

484121 General Freight Trucking, Long Distance Truckload

484122 General Freight Trucking, Less Than Truckload

484220 Specialized Freight (Except Used Goods)

484230 Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long Distance

NIGP (STATE PROCUREMENT)

96286 Transportation of Goods

96224 COURIER

90634 Freight Handling

95847 Freight Management

96182 Transportation Services

Crates, Pallets and Skids

June 3, 2020

What are Shipping Crates for?

How are Pallets and Skids Different?  

pallet has both a top and bottom deck that provides more stability than skids. Wood pallets are susceptible to damage from the elements and overuse. A skid is a single deck loading platform which lacks a bottom deck. It is a low-profile mobile platform which simply rests on pedestals attached to the deck.

Pallets are best for Strapping your goods to when shipping heavy (over 100 pounds to LTL or FTL Carriers) and Skids are best for your storage for heavy goods.

Crates are great for protecting your goods and can be custom-fit even for extreme-length shipments (to well over 100 inches long). Your freight, while in transit may be handled about 4 -5 times before being delivered. A woodn crate can be worth the cost for your valuable Freight. You can buy them fro Unline or other similar providers.

For more information Call the Shipping Emporium to find out which TL or LTL shipping will work best for you.

Call us at 703 304 8170 OR 434 990 4144 OR

You can reach out by email, or through or Online Form on www.shippingemp.com

Thank you for your business!

Jane Barnett- JSB Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Shipping Emporium

(703) 304 8170

www.shippingemp.com

Ruckersville/ Barboursville, VA 22968

Member: TIA – Transportation Intermediaries Association

CALL US at 703-304-8170 or 434 990 4144

www.shippingemp.com

MC 852417     Duns 078483342    CAGE Code 78HM5

eVA Vendor 91829 and SWAM cert 701061

Pallet or Skid?

You have heard of a Pallet and also a Skid? What are they and how are they different?

A pallet is a flat structure with both a top and a bottom deck, consisted of three or four stringers that connect several dock boards.

However a Skid only has a top deck. That is why a ‘skid’ is used only for storing heavy objects. Whereas if you need to Ship LTL you will usually need the Pallet.

Please contact us any time if you need a Freight Quote.

LTL Freight and Truckloads both can be easily found with our Expertise.

Avoid Common LTL pitfalls

May 15, 2020

Here is a list of what your company should be aware of when you ship LTL Freight.

  1. Your quotes may not be valid if your shipment takes 8 linear feet or more. Make sure you receive a ‘spot quote’ from a shipping partner like The Shipping Emporium rather than an online based automated quote. (Or if we have an online rate for you please have us double check that it is valid based on the number of pallets, their size (l x w x ht) and weight each pallet.
  • Packaging.  If you are the buyer and picking up at a vendor’s dock, require pictures of your wrapped and bound and palatalized freight. Ask them for the correct dimensions (l x w x ht) number of pallets, and if the skids are stack-able or non. There is nothing more heart-breaking than sending a 26-foot box truck only to find out that your manufacturer has decided to non-stack your skids, after they said that you could. Then you would have to send in a NEW 52-foot dry van causing further delays and cost to you.
  • Pictures. It is a good idea for your shipper to take pictures and to show a tape measure, if possible, for your shipments size (length x width x height). There can be billing issues later and if you can provide this information then you can be ensured that you can win a billing dispute. Also, in the event of a claim you will fare better through a Carrier claim with pictures taken right before loading.
  • Transit Times. If you expect that you need and LTL shipment guaranteed by a certain date, you could save money by going with Standard LTL vs “Time Critical”. The latter will put the guaranteed delivery date and time while the Standard LTL service is an estimated transit time. Time Critical shipping is given higher priority. There are times when you can save more time and aggravation by upgrading to time- critical on your LTL. Just ask us if there are options for time critical for you!

For more information Call the Shipping Emporium to find out which TL or LTL shipping will work best for you.

Please contact us any time if you need a Freight Quote.

Thank you for your business!

Jane Barnett- JSB Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Shipping Emporium

(703) 304 8170

(434) 990-4144

Ruckersville/ Barboursville, VA 22968

(703) 304 8170

(434) 990-4144

Member: TIA – Transportation Intermediaries Association

CALL US at 703-304-8170 or 434 990 4144

www.shippingemp.com

MC 852417      Duns 078483342     CAGE Code 78HM5

eVA Vendor 91829 and SWAM cert 701061

Can your business find the right SWAM & Micro Vendor Match?

April 30, 2020

Can your business find the right SWAM & Micro Vendor match?

Finding the right logistics partner for your University or Agency can be a challenge. We are the Shipping Emporium, located in Central Virginia yet handling Logistics for Clients (Business and Government Agencies) in all regions of the USA.

We are small and personable- we can answer any call or email in “Less than two business hours”!

To transform your shipping process from complex to a simple, faster and cost-effective solution you need the right third -party logistic partner. Who understands your University or Agency? You may ask- “How do I find a ‘good rate’ for a carrier and also handle all of our Bill of Ladings, Scheduling pick-ups and deliveries, and also any other service issues”?

What Services for Our Agency or University do you Offer?

Full Truck Load (FTL), Less Than Truckload (LTL), Some International and Cargo Insurance. 40 and 20 Foot – Storage Containers- NEW or USED.

What can you expect?

We are here to help your business grow and make your customers happy. And taking care of the whole shipping process. As a busy owner or manager, you need to focus on core areas of your business or agency. That’s why you would probably enjoy a partner who would create your bill of landings, schedule your pickups, track the orders and taking care of the invoices. Which will be directly sent to you.

Deliver your commercial goods to your customers on time (when possible) according to the plan. No need to deal with unsatisfied customers. You can ask us if you need the time critical/expedited service which will guarantee your delivery date and ship your goods faster than standard LTL service.

We can help you to choose the most suitable Truck- TL, Flatbed, or LTL service option for your goods. Full truckload for large shipments. Less than truckload when you don’t need a full truck, because you need to ship a smaller number of pallets. You can find good rates for expedited, time critical, or we have slower options for long distances to SAVE MONEY with our dedicated service professionals.  Call or Email us TODAY for a FAST and Free Quote and needs assessment. Imagine that there will be always someone on the line who will be willing to help you at The Shipping Emporium!

How do we make sure that our goods are covered if Cargo Insurance is needed? At the Shipping Emporium, all customers are offered cargo insurance. In order to offer you Cargo Insurance, we need to know: If your Goods are NEW or Used, what is the Invoice Value that you paid for these goods, The Commodity and Description.

www.shippingemp.com

We are also micro-business Certified!

 Call us today and see what we can do for you!

 It’s a pleasure working with you.

Jane Barnett- JSB Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Shipping Emporium

(703) 304 8170

(434) 990-4144

Ruckersville/ Barboursville, VA 22968

(703) 304 8170

(434) 990-4144

Member: TIA – Transportation Intermediaries Association

Tel CALL US at  703-304-8170,  janeb@shippingemp.com

www.shippingemp.com

eVA Vendor # 91829 and SWAM cert # 701061  We are also micro-business Certified!

Getting Back to Work After COVID19

April 24, 2020

Hello & Warm Regards from, Jane Barnett, The Shipping Emporium.

All your businesses have been impacted by the COVD19 and our thoughts go out to anyone who’s Family or Friends have been impacted by the COVID19.

you need us more than ever to help plan your Logistics & to book your Domestic Freight for when you are required to ship LTL or TL Freight. Carrier services are considered “Essential Business’ ” in all states however some of your pick up and delivery locations (in many states) have been closed or have been open only on a limited basis.

 Here are some suggestions for making your Freight shipping easier, now or any time as we will all (hopefully) get back to business as usual this summer.

  1. Early summer (May, June, and perhaps July) is expected to be more busy & hectic for carriers as businesses and government institutions are planning to get back to work- and there will be many requests for pick ups and deliveries all at the same time due to “pent up demand”. Please plan and ahead and please be patient.
  2. Also remember that Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays (Memorial Day or 4th or July, and sometimes the days before or after Major Holidays are not counted in the number of transit days.
  3. We can help you to call – or you can call to check ahead of time for your delivery location, to be sure that they are open at their docks for receiving or if there are any shorter hours as a result of the COVID19 Pandemic

A short-list of what my company, The Shipping Emporium can do for you:

  1.  BOL Creation and changes.
  2. Dispatch and scheduling.
  3. Invoice Auditing and extra phone calls or inquiries to you and to the dispatcher if needed.
  4. We can assist when you are sending unusual or haz-mat, including batteries.
  5. Verify delivery appointments.

We sure hope that we can help your company or agency with your next Freight order!

Jane Barnett- JSB Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Shipping Emporium

(703) 304 8170

(434) 990-4144

Ruckersville/Barboursville, VA 22968

MC# 852417     Duns # 078483342    CAGE Code # 78HM5

eVA Vendor # 91829 and SWAM cert # 701061 

 We are also micro-business Certified!

 Member: TIA – Transportation Intermediaries Association

(Performance Certified by our Industry’s Association since 2017)

Tel # : CALL US at  703-304-8170,  janeb@shippingemp.com

www.shippingemp.com

Consolidate your Freight & Cargo Insurance

If you are shipping only 1 pallet at a time, your company could be spending more than needed.

Instead of shipping all your freight separately, try to consolidate your freight into as few shipments as possible. Your company should ship this way 1) This practice lowers the chance that your freight will be damaged or lost in transit. Though damage or loss are not common in Freight shipping (Less common in FTL shipping compared to LTL), it does happen. Although most LTL carriers cover insurance, it’s not likely to cover the entirety of your item’s total loss (rare but can happen). And even more so for expensive or fragile items

We do recommend to our customers our , 3rd party Cargo Insurance, every time you ship with us, offered from The Shipping Emporium.

2) Consolidated Freight takes up less space on the truck, and in LTL Shipping the less space that a shipment takes up, the lower your freight rate will be!

3) from the space of the truck, when you consolidate your freight then your shipment will be denser. Denser shipments are less expensive to transport. Potentially save money on your LTL shipments with our help at The Shipping Emporium.

When you reach out, we will ask several questions to make sure that the right sized truck is sent and to ensure the best possible Freight Quote. Please be sure to include accurate Dimensions (length x width x height) for each pallet or handling unit.

Truckload Freight

Full Truckload (FTL) is for more than half of a Trailer space Truck Load) up to a FULL truck load 53 van space. Please let us know if you need a FREIGHT-QUOTE.

Full Truck Load shipping (FTL) is generally considered to be the most cost-effective options

For transporting Cargo is going to fill an entire 50-53-foot van. Or, possibly when your shipments weight is above 10,000 pounds to the near 42,000 – 44,000 pound limit.

FTL is also the best trucking option for your Business or Agency if you need to ship Cargo that has special requirements. That could be anything from needing a flat bed trailer to a truck with climate control for temperature sensitive products. Finally, when the SIZE of your shipment has classified it out of the Standard LTL shipping services.

Your agency or Company’s Freight move is the most important part of your delivery to your clients.

At the Shipping Emporium we are prepared to assist you with EVERY detail – from Booking, BOL (Bill of Lading Creations), Communications between the Carriers and you. And finally, to take a step back and a sigh of relief when we – The Shipping Emporium can handle every shipping detail for you.

We’re Here for YOU!

April 13 2020

Hello and Regards from   The Shipping Emporium.

We are just checking to see if you have any shipments (over 100 pounds Domestic  LTL) moving today, that you would like a quote for?

Please provide  The commodity or description,

Number of pallets, weight and dimensions, and pick up and destination.

During the Pandemic (Outbreak of COVID-19 – The Coronavirus) All Carrier Services

Are included in “Essential Business Lists” in all states. However, it’s always advisable to

Be sure that BOTH your pickup and destination are open, including their hours and also as always what services may be needed for loading and unloading.

The Shipping Emporium Is Here for You

We can support your company with the very best- LTL and TL rates, through the best carriers. Finding a truck on the day that you need it is a chore, or you just need to have more service!

Just give us a call and see if we can do better for you!

Please keep me posted of any more trucking/ Freight services needed.

Jane Barnett- JSB Enterprises LLC d/b/a The Shipping Emporium

(703) 304 8170

(434) 990-4144

Barboursville, VA 22923

Small Women Owned Business

Reduce costs with LTL

At the Shipping Emporium (your International and Domestic Freight Forwarder), we are committed to providing reliable and cost-effective services to our customers, especially for freight at 100 pounds or higher per shipment. 

 By working with carriers across the country, we can offer you the most competitive rates because we have the expert knowledge to negotiate on your behalf. Just as we have for many of Virginia’s Agencies and Universities, and for suppliers on contract with them.

We are supported by our Industries Association- The Transportation Intermediaries and are “Performance Certified” and in good standing. When it comes to deciding if you need to Ship by LTL, Partial Truckload or Truckload you can ask us. If you have a small parcels carrier and you need a shipment over 100 pounds you will pay more than necessary for these shipments.

This is a great reason to call the Shipping Emporium, because your shipment is between 100 pounds to 44,000 pounds, For shipments, usually less than 5000 pounds and less than 6 pallets you are going to need an LTL carrier. Smaller shipments do not require and entire trailer. LTL Carrier combine smaller shipments into one truck, saving you money because you do not need to pay for an entire trailer space. By hiring The Shipping Emporium, you are not committed to any long term agreements with one provider, you do not have to wait to slot in to the schedule of any one company. Your company will have access to many transportation providers whenever suits your business needs. Our founder Jane Barnett has extensive experience in managing customers’ shipping needs and she has helped our customers to resolve delivery problems.  It’s all part of our service.  We can help you to reduce your shipping costs, ensure that your deliveries arrive safely and promptly (as possible).     Warmly, Jane Barnett   The Shipping Emporium