Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) November 21, 2015
Recently launched to the commercial market, ShipX provides an online Less-than-Truckload (LTL) freight exchange to connect shippers with freight carriers. Introducing user-friendly technology to the freight booking process is a novel concept in the LTL industry, an industry known for being a stubborn adopter of modern ways to do business. ShipX adds value for shippers and carriers by effectively replacing middlemen and updating the antiquated booking process to save time and money.
Founder, CEO and distinguished local entrepreneur, Augie Grasis comments on his vision for ShipX: “We were new to LTL shipping; we had a new set of eyes looking at the industry. It didn’t take long to realize that we could provide real value for LTL shippers nationwide by creating this online LTL marketplace but would need to disrupt the traditional way of doing things.”
ShipX aims its online exchange at small businesses that have little time to navigate the confusing LTL industry. The digital interface allows shippers to compare live quotes from dozens of partner carriers and enjoy volume discounts, regardless of the shipment size. This levels the playing field for smaller shippers that rely on LTL for their business needs. ShipX differentiates itself by charging a flat booking fee, unlike percentage-based fees typical with Third Party Logistics providers, which is designed to create a transparent booking experience. Just as travel sites such as Expedia and Travelocity replaced Travel Agents, ShipX likely will do the same to third party logistics (3PL) companies.
Shippers nationwide have found success using ShipX, including Mike Taranto, President of Solar Shade USA. He describes his company’s LTL shipping experience: “I thought I was getting a great volume rate from my local carrier. ShipX found me multiple carriers with lower prices—and we have saved 80% over our LTL contracted rates.”
ShipX wants to make LTL shipping a convenient and efficient freight option for less frequent shippers and small businesses. Adding technology to the booking process creates a transparent pricing model, saves time for users and revolutionizes the way shippers buy LTL freight.
You can learn more about ShipX from their website http://www.shipxfreight.com.