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.

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,

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,

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

Your Sub-contracting Needs

April 10, 2020

For Government Contracting- Federal or State of Virginia

We would love to be part of your SWAM Team. We offer – the Best Freight Forwarding Services – with LTL and TL carriers. We can provide “the freight charge” needed for this RFP. And even help your company to be more competitive on the RFP.

Our company has both the experience and the good track record handling pick ups and deliveries for many clients in the Government contracting space,

who require our expertise and our “Can do” attitude to provide you the best quality service and rates both for Carrier Services- including LTL and FTL and more.

Call us to find out more and to get a Quote!

Jane Barnett of The Shipping Emporium

What is the difference between LTL and FTL Freight?

LTL (Less Than Truckload) Freight could be a shipment that is 6 pallets or Less (although there are some exceptions.

Partial Truckloads could be loads that are more than 6 pallets or more than 6000 pounds yet take up only half of a trailer space (53 foot van)

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

Partial Truckloads

For heavy or large LTL shipments it may be cost-effective to consider volume services or partial Truckloads. You can notify us what you are shipping, weights and dimensions (l x w x ht) in order to do an analysis, including checking your rates for- LTL, Partial Truckload, or Full Truckload.

If you would like a Freight- Quote please fill out our online form or give us a call today at – 434 990 4144.

The weight of a shipment of 10,000 or more pounds might place it into differing trucking options however the Dimensions of each unit (pallet or crate) plus matters more.

What can The Shipping Emporium do for you?

Hello & We hope that you are enjoying spring. Thank you for your

interest in learning more about what The Shipping Emporium can do for

you. If you would like a Freight- Quote please fill out our online form or give us a call today at – 434 990 4144.

The Shipping Emporium can transform your shipping process, from complex to a simple, faster and more cost-effective solution. And the Shipping Emporium, as your 3rd party Logistics provider can simply your process and perhaps save your company time or money, with our large network of 1000s of Common Carriers (for LTL shipping) and Independent Carrier (for FTL/ Truck loads). (This means better rates & service for you!

When your company does have shippable goods on a PO for an Eva

(commonwealth of Virginia) buyer you are ready for a cost-effective and

simple way to order a truck, handle the service-related issues and we’ll

also communicate with you every step of the way.

Increase your potential for more government business, as we can offer to

be your sub-contracting partner (as a certified small, women owned)

Provider. We have experience handling Freight (LTL or TL) for many

companies such as yours in the government contracting space. We are SWAM and Micro-business Certified!

You can call or email us (or go online to anytime

for a free & no obligation freight quote.

The Shipping Emporium is different because we can go “above and beyond” for your company, offering immediate customer service tailored to your needs- All calls and emails are answered within 5 minutes to 2 business hours at the most. Our pricing is very competitive- why not call or

reach out to us by email to find out more?

Thank you for your time! It’s a pleasure working with you.

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

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