Want a great experience with Busfreighter.com? Learning what to ship -and what not to ship - using our service is the key.
Busfreighter.com gives you (very) low-cost long-distance shipping options through our partnership with Greyhound Package Express (GPX). Our customers all over the country can send multi-box shipments long distance by utilizing the cargo space in Greyhound’s 1,000+ bus fleet. It’s a great way to move things at a discount compared to traditional carriers, although Busfreighter.com service is not always the perfect choice for certain types of things.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Selling auto parts is an increasingly big business.
In 2015, the American aftermarket automobile parts industry clocked in at $68.8 billion, a number that experts predict will rise steadily for the foreseeable future. This business benefits tremendously from the rise and public acceptance of online sales, especially the used parts segment, for everything from vehicle restorations to simply fixing everyday drivers. Salvage yards, for instance, now have national and international markets versus a geographically restricted market for previous generations of vehicles. About 1.1 million auto parts sources are listed on eBay for North America alone.
A particular challenge with auto parts sales is delivery. With its global growth and new online allure, buyers are less likely to drive down to a local shop and pick up their new parts in person. They need their pa...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Not every package you want to ship fits into a standard-sized box.
Customers are always asking Busfreighter.com how big of a package can we ship. It’s one of the most common questions we answer, truth be told. The size limit for an item shipped by our partners at Greyhound Package Express (GPX) is 29-inches by 47-inches by 82-inches, roughly 2.5 ft x 4 ft x 6.5 ft. The weight limit on a single package is 100 pounds.
What could you ship that fits into those parameters? Surfboards, posts for a soccer goal, the fender for a car, a rolled-up midsize rug, tires, a bunch of hockey sticks, a few six-foot sections of threaded rod … the list is only limited to our size requirements, of course.
If you have an oddly-shaped something to ship, you may find that it won’t fit into any standard box, let alone a box that meets our size limitations. Fortunat...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Save some cash shipping holiday gifts with Busfreighter.com and make memories with your long-distance friends and relatives.
The holidays are ideally chock-full of joy and cheer. For most people, one of the most fun parts of the entire holiday season is the giving and receiving of gifts. While the old adage suggests that size doesn't matter, the reality is a large gift can elicit a big wow reaction from the recipient. That seems terrific until you realize the wow gift is several cities, counties or states away from where it needs to be. What are your holiday shipping options here?
If you are loading up the sleigh (read: car) and are heading to the giftee’s home for a holiday celebration, can you take the gift(s) with you? Although you may be operating on the “bigger = better” premise for the present, by the time you’ve loaded up the “sleigh” with your family, lugga...Read Full Story
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Shipping with Busfreighter.com is a great way to send boxes and irregularly shaped packages across the country. Since we utilize the unused cargo space on Greyhound buses, we can offer substantially discounted rates to our customers. As much as we want everyone to benefit from great savings by using Busfreighter.com, some items are not suitable to ship by bus.
Buses and Breakables
Fragile pieces are … fragile. Fine china, crystal or artwork are a few of the items requiring extra protection that Busfreighter.com and Greyhound cannot guarantee. Suitcases, boxes and many other things filling the cargo hold can potentially shift during transit. While we are up-front about the risks of shipping boxes marked fragile, we can accept them if you are aware there is no insurance coverage. Greyhound Package Express (GPX) offers only declared-value on items. You are ...Read Full Story
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018
Want to know the least expensive way to ship packages? It depends on how big, how heavy, how many and how fast you need them. These 11 tips will help you save money on shipping anything from auto parts to breakable items.
1) Try One-Stop Research
Comparing rates among the different shipping services takes time. Instead of going to individual websites, try ShipGooder. It is a comparison app that looks at more than one delivery service at a time. Type in the size, weight and destination, and ShipGooder will list your options.
2) Plan Ahead
You hear it all the time, ship early. Packages that do not have to arrive quickly get the best rates. The faster the delivery time, the higher the prices. For small shipments, it is hard to beat the United States Postal S...Read Full Story
Posted: Thursday, January 4, 2018
Today, we expect our packages to arrive at the requested time – especially if we’re paying for same day or next day service. We expect to receive text messages alerting us to delivery delays or packages sitting outside our doors. Thanks to the latest technological innovations, we may take for granted how fortunate we are as shippers. Looking back at how shipping became an essential service could give some perspective – and appreciation for what the shippers of yesteryear went through just to send a package.
First Known Courier Service – 2400 BC
The first documented, organized courier service dates to 2400 BC, when Egyptian slaves run stone tablets between cities in the Pharaoh's kingdom. (The first recorded damage to a package during shipment is also way back then!) Ancient couriers travel long distances in brutal heat, which is no small...Read Full Story
Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017
If you are an entrepreneur selling merchandise on eBay, you know how important shipping is to your success. All it takes is a few lost, broken or damaged pieces to start unfavorable reviews from showing up on social media. Give your products the best shot of reaching the customer intact by learning how to package correctly for shipping.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
If you are shipping something more substantial than the standard-sized box (like a classic car fender, or a 4-foot stuffed unicorn), you know it can be an oversized challenge. From finding the right company to figuring out how to package it, learn the best ways to pack your odd-shaped or oversized stuff.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Whether moving the contents of your home or sending a gift, the key steps for packing a box correctly are the same. The goal is to protect what is inside and help it reach its destination. If you worry every time you ship a package about the condition it’s in when delivered, maybe it is time to learn the secure way to box things up. We have some tips to help you pack with confidence and avoid unnecessary mishaps.
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Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017
Celebrating the holidays with loved ones and exchanging gifts is part of the magic of the season. If your family lives across the country, sending presents back home takes on a special importance. We have some suggestions to help you find a better way to send your packages long distance. It is time to think outside the holiday gift box!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
It seems like forever from the start of the new school year to Thanksgiving break when your college student returns home. Did they forget to pack something? Are they running out of supplies? Maybe, they just miss home. The best way to remind them you are thinking of them is with a care package.
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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Looking for that elusive auto part to finish restoring your classic car? Then head to Hershey, PA for the Antique Automobile Club of America Eastern Division National Fall MeetRead Full Story
Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017
Looking for an affordable way to ship a car fender across the country but don’t know where to go? Look no further than Busfreighter.comRead Full Story
Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017