Small Move Shipping Company Responding to High Fuel Prices With Extensive Discounts

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Consumer fuel prices have held steady near their all-time high for months, and the ongoing trend has taken its toll on every industry that relies on transportation. Many major and independent moving and shipping companies have started charging additional fees to help them shoulder the added financial burden. But the international moving company Ship Smart is leveraging its flexible business model to actually reduce its rates, putting even more ground between Ship Smart and its competitors.

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With fuel prices driving up shipping rates around the country, consumers are more careful about choosing movers that deliver on all of these points.

High fuel costs have caused price increases to trickle down and apply to virtually all consumer products that depend on the trucking and airfreight industries to get into consumers' hands. But in many ways, the direct customers of the shipping and moving industries have taken the toughest hits; fuel surcharges have become common among full-service movers and logistics providers, while truck rental companies are requiring customers to fill up low-mileage trucks with diesel fuel at far more than four dollars a gallon. But the small move company Ship Smart is actually decreasing its prices, offering special discounts at a time when other shipping rates are rising.

Ship Smart works with more than 400 professional packing, crating and shipping companies to serve customers from around the world. Each independent company that is invited to work with Ship Smart must first complete an extensive training program and earn exclusive certifications. By building and training a network of independent service providers, Ship Smart is able to negotiate lower rates for its customers while upgrading their service.

Ship Smart is using its negotiation power to its advantage more than ever before as a way of establishing itself as the low-cost small move alternative to movers with ever-increasing rates.

"Our company's goal is to provide economical, safe and dependable custom packaging solutions and shipping services for all types of small moves while ensuring the highest quality customer service," explains John Kessler, Owner of Ship Smart. "With fuel prices driving up shipping rates around the country, consumers are more careful about choosing movers that deliver on all of these points."

In addition to reduced cost, another competitive advantage of Ship Smart's small one-way moves is its packaging methods. Its packagers and craters prepare and ship each item with custom packaging solutions, using the most reliable packing materials and methods to safeguard against damage. The company also backs up its customers with guaranteed deliveries, full replacement insurance and shipment tracking.

"We are dedicated to completely taking care of each and every customer," Kessler says. "At Ship Smart, we understand that, in the service business, excellent customer service is what sets a company apart."

To learn more about Ship Smart and its cost-saving discounts on small one-way moves, please visit shipsmart.com.

About Ship Smart:
Ship Smart is a worldwide small move company that specializes in transporting items that are delicate, valuable or difficult to package properly. It offers affordable, full-service, small one-way moves that are ideal for transporting furniture, antiques, electronics and other loads of up to 1200 lbs.

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