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Circumvent Shipping Annoyances

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by Monty Hoffstrom, Aug 25, 2021.

  1. Monty Hoffstrom

    Monty Hoffstrom Member

    Hello all,

    Here are some tips that might offset some shipping annoyances and high costs.

    Transit Times

    Carrier delivery times are taking at least 2 days longer than normal due to labor shortages. Also, 40% of all same day pick ups are getting missed by carriers due to overbooking and lack of equipment. Account for this by requesting pick ups before 9 am or late afternoon the day before you need it on the road. Always avoid lower grade carriers and indirect partner carrier shipments when moving taxidermy or hides.

    Forms and Hides

    As you know having your supplier arrange the freight can be costly. Solutions: (1)Try to ship in bulk whenever possible by consolidating. (2) When possible keep your orders at 100 lbs. (3) Arrange your own freight. It's very easy. (4) Don't ship frozen hides. Too high of a risk for spoilage. Also, carriers offer next to nothing for claim compensation on hides.

    Contact me if you have shipping questions. Always here to help.
    Monty Hoffstrom cell 651.600.5149.