How Can a Commercial Account Help Your Business?

If you’re a small business with regular shipping needs, open a commercial account with today.’s low cost-low hassle shipping model has proven to be popular with thousands of people across the continental United States and Canada. Coupled with the shipping pedigree of Greyhound Bus Lines’ Package Express (GPX), offers economical package delivery options, attracting repeat customers. Many are opting for the benefits of a commercial account with, which makes it even easier to use our service.

Why Request a Commercial Account with

For many it is smart business - commercial accounts do not always require up-front payment as you may find with regular or even business accounts with other shipping carriers. This is a major advantage for a small business owner on a regular billing cycle, such as those who run Etsy or eBay shops.

In addition to the financial savings, you can also save time with expedited login at and easier tracking of past orders. Many of our commercial account customers ship the same kind of packages time and again, giving them a better idea of expected cost even before using our handy Instant Quote tool.  Don’t forget - the more items you ship together through, the more you save - shipments of six or more boxes can result in savings of 60% or more over other national carriers. Commercial customers can also take advantage of occasional special freight price offers.

Review Your Regular Shipping Needs

If you’re trying to decide which shipping carrier and method is best for your small business, start by reviewing your shipping needs – the answers to the basic questions every shipping carrier asks.

  • Shipping volume - Are you shipping a hefty volume of packages per week or just a few packages a month? Many carriers give price breaks based on volume.
  • Packaging – If your merchandise oddly shaped or does it fit into the standard box? Is it fragile or can it be protected with packaging materials? Some shipping carriers except only standard-size packages and no fragile contents.
  • Weight – Determine the average weight of your shipments. Consider purchasing a scale for small business shipping or use the shipping centers of big-box office supply stores like Staples or OfficeMax.
  • Shipping priority – Do your packages have a time limit for delivery? Will you be shipping priority, first class or something else? Will you offer one option, or will you have multiple shipping methods? Most shipping carriers work with a domestic zoning map where you can estimate how quickly a package will get to its destination.
  • Delivery destinations - Are you shipping domestically, internationally or both?

Once you answer these questions, you can better research the best shipping carrier for your small business. Comparison shop. Almost all services offer commercial or business programs for small business shipping. The best way to get what you need is to request one of these accounts and speak with the shipping consultant who is handling your request.

How to Request a Commercial Account

It’s easy to do! Visit our Request Commercial Account page, fill in a grand total of 11 data fields. The application is simpler than what you’ll find with most carriers - name, address, phone and email. Remember to indicate shipment type(s), expected shipment volume and any additional details in the comments section and click the “Request Account” button. A representative will contact you soon after to finalize the set-up process, and you’re ready to start saving. – Still the Best Kept Secret in Shipping

The more you ship, the more you save! Together, 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, is an economical way to send packages long distance. Visit, fill the Instant Quote & Ordering form, buy moving supplies direct from the factory and save.