This is the first article in a series that explores Frequently Asked Questions on Busfreighter.com. First up are questions about General Shipments.
Are there certain items that are not suitable for shipping by bus?
This is a common question for clients who are new to Busfreighter.com. While Greyhound Package Express (GPX) can ship a wide range of items in a variety of package sizes, some things are best left to alternative shipping options, such as large furniture. In general, if it requires special handling, you should consider an alternate shipping solution. GPX also does not ship most electronics, such as televisions or stereo equipment - Busfreighter.com advises moving fragile items such as this yourself. To learn more, read our blog, Tips for Long-Distance Apartment Moving: Comparing Shipping Options.
What is the maximum weight and size per box accepted by Greyhound Package Express?
GPX prides itself on keeping costs low even with larger or oddly shaped packages. Package sizes are limited by what will fit in the cargo areas of the five types of buses in the 1,200 vehicle Greyhound fleet. The size limit is 29-inches by 47-inches by 82-inches and the weight limit is 100 lbs. Don’t forget - the more you ship with Busfreighter.com, the more you save - so if you have the option to ship several smaller boxes versus one large one, that may help get your package to meet the size requirements.
Is Tracking Available? Will the recipient be notified upon arrival of the package?
The answer to both questions is, Yes. When you place the order for your shipment you will be given an online order number that you can use to track items. The detail available in this tracking depends on whether you use the deferred or priority service levels. Notification for recipients when packages get to the terminal is done via phone or postcard if no phone number is provided.
How long will it take for my shipment to arrive?
Part of the savings from Busfreighter.com and GPX comes from using the Busfreighter-Bulk service option, which ships items on a “space available” basis. This part isn’t rocket science - the further the package needs to travel, the longer it will take. Packages going less than 2,000 miles typically take two to seven business days; cross-country shipments are typically in the seven to 10 business day range.
Busfreighter.com – Still the Best Kept Secret in Shipping
The more you ship, the more you save! Together, Busfreighter.com and GPX have nearly 30 years combined experience facilitating package shipments via a nationwide bus network. Our service is a great way to ship multiple boxes across the country while keeping within your budget. Whether you are relocating to a new city or shipping purchases to Etsy or Ebay customers, Busfreighter.com is an economical way to send packages long distance. Visit www.Busfreighter.com, fill the Instant Quote & Ordering form, buy moving supplies direct from the factory and save.