This article explains how to use Deliverr Freight as a shipping method when inbounding your inventory. Deliverr Freight offers discounted LTL rates, and is recommended for all shipments greater than 250lbs. For shipments that are less than 250lbs, Deliverr's Small Parcel Delivery (SPD) rates are recommended as they will be cheaper for you. If you are close to the 250lb range, you should get quotes for both rates to find the best deal, as rates may change depending on carrier availability and dates.
Once you have completed all the initial shipping plan information, and have arrived at the Edit Shipments Page, you should see a dropdown "How will you inbound your shipment?". Here, you can select LTL or ≤ 6 pallets (Deliverr) to get a quote with Deliverr's discounted rates. After selecting this option, you will be presented with 7 steps to complete.
How to Use Deliverr Freight
Step 1: Shipment Packaging and Boxes
First, you must enter your box configurations, which includes the number of SKUs and units in each box, and the number of boxes. This is the same step as all the other shipping methods, and is required for the box contents labels.
Step 2: Packing List (Coming Soon!)
Then, you can download the packing list, which will include all the packaging and prep instructions for your inbound.
Step 3: Freight Instructions
Please review and verify the freight instructions, and click the checkbox confirming that you understand and will comply with the guidelines specified. This is critical to ensure the safety of Deliverr's staff, and to prevent damages to your inventory.
Step 4: Freight Pallets
Next, provide your pallet information, which includes the pallet height, weight, and the number of pallets. The total weight must be 150lbs, and you must have less than 6 pallets. This information will be used to provide you an accurate quote with Deliverr's partners.
Note: If your pallet information is inaccurate, your final charge may change after the carriers have verified the weights and dimensions of the shipment.
Step 5: Freight Pickup Details and Contact Information
After the pallet information has been completed, you need to provide information for the freight pickup. This includes:
- Freight ready date: The date for which the pickup should happen, which must be within 14 days. This must be a business day, and is not guaranteed depending on carrier capacity. If your date needs to change, you will be notified by the Deliverr team.
- Freight class: This will automatically be set to 125 by Deliverr, unless you have a specific class.
- Declared shipment value: This is the total value of your shipment, for insurance purposes in the case of an accident. The maximum insurable value is $25 per pound.
Afterwards, provide the contact information for the pickup appointment.
Finally, you can select whether or not you would like a lift gate for your shipment, which is needed if the pickup location does not have a loading dock.
Step 6: Shipping Option
Now you can select the rate you would like! You will be presented up to two options, Standard (cheapest) and Priority (fastest) that you can select. Deliverr automatically searches through all our partners for the best rate for you. In some cases you will only get one rate, which means that the cheapest rate is also the fastest.
Step 7: Review Shipping Plan
Next, you can review the quote and details of your shipping plan. If everything looks good, click Accept and charge to finalize the shipment.
Step 8: Box Contents Labels
Finally, download your box contents labels in whichever format works best for you. Each box but be labeled with the corresponding box contents label so that it can be correctly received.
Then, you can click Complete Shipment to proceed to the next page, where you'll be provided a summary and be able to see the receiving details.
Completed Shipments Page
Once you've completed the shipment, you'll be sent to the standard Completed Shipments page, with a summary of your freight details at the top. Here you will also be provided the bill of lading (BOL), which is a mandatory document that must be printed and provided to the driver upon pickup.
Now that everything is ready to go, a driver should arrive on your scheduled pick up date, and your inventory will be on it's way to Deliverr's fulfillment center to get received!