With our flexible service options, shipping with Busfreighter.com means tailormade service in addition to significant savings.
Anytime you choose Busfreighter.com as your shipping vendor is an opportunity for you to save money. Our three shipping options offer tailormade savings and convenience, depending on your shipping needs, budget and service availability in your area.
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Not only does Busfreighter.com help you by offering seriously low rates on shipping - when it comes to purchasing shipping supplies, you can enjoy similar discounts by buying direct from the manufacturer.
Cut out the middleman by purchasing moving kits on Busfreighter.com directly from the factory, which offers a wide variety of supplies for packaging everything from single shipments to moving households, delivering 100,000 boxes per day to business customers. The savings start as soon as you place your order, since you won’t be charged for shipping!
Convenient Moving Kits
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019
You have a lot of ways to ship packages in the United States -and if you put your mind to it- you also have a lot of ways to save some money when you ship. Here’s how.
If you know what you want to ship - the number, size and weight of packages in each shipment- it’s pretty easy to get a quote from a plethora of shipping vendors. Check out these links.
A shipping calculator aggregator shops for you to find the best rate among a set of carriers. UShip is a good option if you have a real big item or lots of items (i.e. a house full of goods) to move long distance.
Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Busfreighter.com rewards customers for recommending our service to others. Referrals are an important element in a successful marketing mix for any business.
Customer referrals tell us that not only do you have a great experience with our company, you want to share that experience with friends who may also have shipping needs. Smart businesses know the three keys to a robust referral network:
Busfreighter.com Customer Referral Program
We know customers who choose Busfreighter.com are doing so in part because of our low cost compared to other carriers. Saving money matters to them. With our Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Three great reasons to ship with Busfreighter.com
COST – The Busfreighter.com-Greyhound Package Express (GPX) partnership offers you tremendous discounts when shipping freight across a state or across the country. By purchasing the unused cargo space on the nationwide network of over 1,000 Greyhound buses, Busfreighter.com acts as a discount reseller, passing on to shipping customers substantial savings when compared to big-name carriers. Use our Instant Quote & Ordering Form, get a custom quote based on the specifics of your shipment, quickly see how you can save and order right on our home page. Online reviewers rave about their savings. For instance:
Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The United States is the fourth largest country by area in the world. That means all kinds of weather can affect Busfreighter.com shipments, from sea to shining sea.
Busfreighter.com and Greyhound Package Express (GPX) work together to provide reliable, low-cost shipping services across the country. With a fleet of over 1,100 buses, GPX is on the road across the country 24/7. This means the buses, passengers and cargo are sometimes traveling in less than ideal weather conditions.
Greyhound does everything it can to make sure buses stay on schedule. Sometimes, though, Mother Nature and state police will throw up (literal) road blocks, causing delays or even cancellations of routes.
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Shipping during the threat of inclement weather may mean exposing your packages to the elements. Put bad weather on notice by increasing your odds of a dry trip for your shipments.
If you know a shipping service driver north of the Mason-Dixon line, you know they have a lot of work clothing suitable for all four seasons. From moisture-wicking short sleeve shirts and shorts for hot humid summers to extra-heavy parkas for the winter -not to mention rain suits kept in the truck for the occasional deluge- delivery drivers need to be ready for all sorts of weather.
What about your packages? Can they handle what Mother Nature throws their way? Packaging well includes protecting your shipment from weather that may occur during the trip as well as inclement conditions at your destination, anywhere in the country. This is the case w...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
“Shipping Time” and “Shipping Charges” are two of the four factors that determine your eBay seller rating. Make sure you keep them strong.
How many of us have find an item we want on eBay only to be stopped from purchasing when we see excessive shipping charges or marginal buyer reviews about the seller’s shipping performance? A poor overall seller rating can derail a thriving or promising eBay-based business. If you sell frequently on eBay or hope to start doing so, these shipping tips can help keep your business in review heaven.
Invest in Your Shipping
If you are moving in volume, you need to have plenty of shipping supplies on hand. The bare necessities include:
Anot...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Learn more about Busfreighter.com’s place in the American shipping landscape.
There are a lot of moving and shipping companies in the United States. Why? Because at some point, the majority of the 326 million Americans out there will fit into one of these categories:
The list...Read Full Story
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018
Busfreighter.com facilitates multi-box moves of six boxes or more at discounted prices for Greyhound Package Express (GPX) as an authorized reseller. What does that mean?
In the world of business, the term “authorized reseller” typically refers to a company that purchases goods or services to re-sell them rather than using or consuming them – with the service company’s blessing. The point, of course, is for the reselling company to repackage those goods or services in such a way as to provide something consumers need at an attractive price. Online-based businesses such as Busfreighter.com are often referred to as affiliate marketers.
The concept works best when the reseller is able to purchase goods or services in bulk at steeply discounted rates compared to what you would pay directly...Read Full Story
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
New to Busfreighter.com and curious how to best go about maximizing our service? Learn more from real customers who are sharing their most successful advice with you.
“Mover’s stretch wrap works great!”
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
If you’re a small business with regular shipping needs, open a commercial account with Busfreighter.com today.
Busfreighter.com’s low cost-low hassle shipping model has proven to be popular with thousands of people across the continental United States and Canada. Coupled with the shipping pedigree of Greyhound Bus Lines’ Package Express (GPX), Busfreighter.com offers economical package delivery options, attracting repeat customers. Many are opting for the benefits of a commercial account with Busfreighter.com, which makes it even easier to use our service.
Why Request a Commercial Account with Busfreighter.com?
For many it is smart business - commercial accounts do not always require up-front payment as you may find with regular or even business accounts with other shipping carriers. This is a major advantage for a small bus...Read Full Story
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018
Busfreighter.com serves as an authorized reseller for Greyhound Package Express (GPX), offering you deeply discounted rates on shipping cross country - (we’re listed under Deals & Discounts on the GPX homepage).
Greyhound Package Express is just one of the services of Greyhound Lines, Inc., the well-known travel company that has transported people and their families all over North America for more than 100 years. When you think of Greyhound, you likely think of unique bus trips where someone else does the driving while you enjoy the ride. Many people do not realize that the big modern buses we see on the highway today also transport multi-package shipments all o...Read Full Story
Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Ready to ship with Busfreighter.com? Make sure your packages are prepared properly, so your stuff stays safe.
The Busfreighter.com-Greyhound Package Express (GPX) partnership offers you great prices on shipping across the United States and Canada. This latest entry in our FAQ’s in Detail series reviews general packaging requirements. Learn what types of packages are a perfect fit for Busfreighter.com and information on package size limitations in this post.
Do my items have to be in boxes?
Not always. GPX accepts certain items that are not boxed but are extremely durable. These items must be wrapped and padded to prevent damage to the item as well as to other items in th...Read Full Story
Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Busfreighter.com partners with Greyhound Package Express (GPX) to provide discount shipping throughout the continental United States.
Learn about our variety of pick-up and delivery options here.
Where do you offer pick-up and delivery service?
Busfreighter.com currently delivers to most major and some secondary markets throughout the United States. Use the Instant Quote and Ordering form on our homepage to manage the availability of pick-up and delivery, which is provided within a 25-mile radius of the terminals where courier services are available. If pick-up and/or delivery is available, you will see a Semi-Full Service or Full-Service option with your quote.
Does Busfreighter.com and GPX deliver t...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Busfreighter.com’s ordering process for saving money on shipping is simple, efficient and well, instant.
Busfreighter.com combines an instant quote process for shipping multiple packages with an equally instant ordering feature. Keeping reading for answers to some of your most commonly asked questions about our money-saving process.
How do I order shipping services on Busfreighter.com?
The Instant Quote & Ordering form available on the Busfreighter.com homepage makes it easy to determine costs and start the process of getting your shipment out the door and on the bus. Enter the number of pieces, the total shipping weight, the declared value (our form gives you the maximums) and the zip codes for both the place you’re shipping from and the destination (or...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
In addition to great rates, Busfreighter.com prides itself on exemplary customer service.
Keeping reading for answers to some of our other most commonly asked questions about Busfreighter.com’s customer service.
How can I reach customer service?
We have three ways for you to reach our customer service representatives:
What is Busfreighter.com's refund policy?
Busfreighter.com provides for full refunds when orders are cancelled prior to shipping (shipment pick-up or shipment drop off, whichever applies).
The deferred shipments sold by Busfr...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
With the incredible savings afforded Busfreighter.com customers, questions about rates and payments are the most common inquiries we receive.
Why are your rates less expensive than going directly to Greyhound?
Busfreighter.com markets our incredible discounts through multiple marketing channels, consolidating thousands of customers. This scale allows us to obtain substantial volume discounts that we then pass on to you. As an authorized reseller of GPX shipping services, we also are experts on the best ways to utilize the unique shipping network and capabilities of Greyhound Package Express.
May I pay at the Greyhound station in person?
No. To receive Busfreighter.com’s discounted rates, your order must be placed online at Busfreighter.com using our Instant Quote & Ordering form, comp...Read Full Story
Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018
This is the first article in a series that explores Frequently Asked Questions on Busfreighter.com. First up are questions about General Shipments.
Are there certain items that are not suitable for shipping by bus?
This is a common question for clients who are new to Busfreighter.com. While Greyhound Package Express (GPX) can ship a wide range of items in a variety of package sizes, some things are best left to alternative shipping options, such as large furniture. In general, if it requires special handling, you should consider an alternate shipping solution. GPX also does not ship most electronics, such as televisions or stereo equipment - Busfreighter.com advises moving fragile items such as this yourself. To learn more, read our blog, Read Full Story
Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Want to ship packages with Busfreighter.com and don't want to drive all the way to a bus terminal? You may not have to.
One of the ways you can save with Busfreighter.com is by using the Convenience Drop Off Locations that are part of the Busfreighter.com and Greyhound Package Express (GPX) network of over 3,800 facilities in mainland United States and Canada. In addition to the bus terminals used by Greyhound, Busfreighter.com has hundreds of third-party locations for Busfreighter.com customers to drop off their packages, which saves time. Relationships with our third-party locations are negotiated by Busfreighter.com and GPX to offer you even better service.
For example, in the Chicago, IL area, Convenience Drop Off Locations are found in Alsip (south of the city) and Rolling Meadows (west suburbs) in addition to the downtown bus station. In Dall...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Whether you are starting a new business or expanding from brick and mortar to online sales, there’s work to be done - marketing, finances, research and development, hiring and more. Too many business plans pay too little attention to an element that can dictate how successful an enterprise can be in today’s selling environment: shipping. If you have a great product and defined your market, but still haven’t figured out the best way to get that product to market, you have a wish, not a plan.
3 Key Considerations for Planning Small Business Shipping
Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Find the right shipping partner to help boost online sales and customer satisfaction.
You can tell an online company is serious about selling their product by looking at the quality of their shipping services. Poor fulfillment typically indicates that convenient, reliable shipping and a satisfying customer experience are afterthoughts that could ruin a sale. If you’re putting so much effort into building a successful online business, why ignore this critical step?
Going for the Big Reveal
Today’s ecommerce businesses are putting a great deal of energy into impressing their customers, so they’ll come back for more. Customers want to be wowed when they open a box – they’re even sharing these big reveals on social media with an immediate review that can either help or hurt your marketing efforts. Savvy ecommerce owners realize...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
It makes good business sense to track shipments and keep your customers informed. It’s the kind of customer service that could be a big win for your company.
If you are a small business, you are constantly looking for ways to improve your relationships with customers and increase sales. When you ship with Busfreighter.com, the best way to relay the status of a customer’s shipment is tracking the packages for them. Using this type of customer service can win you repeat business.
5 Reasons to Go the Extra Mile for Your Customers
Before you question the idea that tracking customer shipments can attract and retain business, consider what going that extra mile means to your clientele. Being proactive on their behalf shows you care about their buying experience. Need more convincing? Here are five good reasons to track a package:<...Read Full Story
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018
Busfreighter.com service alerts keep you informed of weather-related shipping interruptions.
Hazardous weather conditions sometimes cause the cancellation of Greyhound bus routes in the path of a storm, which can disrupt the scheduled delivery of packages sent through Busfeighter.com and Greyhound Package Express. When unforeseen disruptions occur, Busfreighter.com keeps our shipping customers informed by posting online service alerts.
You can find a service alert link posted at the top right-hand corner of the Busfreighter.com homepage when shipment service is affected. Click the alert to view information such as schedule delays and cancellations, the cause or weather event, a list of routes that are canceled or delayed, when the revised schedule is in effect and how it may affect shipment pick-up and delivery appointments throughout the region. We u...Read Full Story
Posted: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Greyhound invests in 1,200-vehicle fleet, providing new, improved and secure transport.
When the Transportation and Safety Administration (TSA) expresses concern about the security level of America’s transportation infrastructure, Greyhound takes immediate action to improve security procedures for their transport operation.
The company upgrades 85% of the 1,200-vehicle fleet with driver cock-pits (like those on airplanes), GPS bus tracking and three-point passenger safety belts – and the transition to new or refurbished buses continues. With a maximum passenger limit of 55 per bus, security is already more manageable than on an airplane. Installing greener engines with lower carbon emissions helps Greyhound and Busfreighter.com keep ticket and shipping costs low.
Safely Delivering Pa...Read Full Story
Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Where are the drop-off and pick-up locations for Busfreighter.com?
That’s easy, at your local Greyhound bus terminals. To find a bus terminal near you, visit the terminal locator page on Busfreighter.com and enter your zip code. Since Busfreighter.com is the only authorized reseller for Greyhound Package Express (GPX), it means you can drop off or pick up your packages at the 3,800 destinations Greyhound travels.
Busfreighter.com’s online booking system will give you detailed information about your shipment. Just fill our Instant Quote & Ordering form with your information (number of packages, their dime...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Are you planning a long-distance move? The average cost to have professional movers transport your stuff coast-to-coast can be hefty. Packing, moving supplies like boxes, tape and bubble wrap and loading unique or fragile items like pianos usually costs extra. Moving yourself can reduce the price of the trip, however, not enough. The money you save on the move does not compensate for your extra time and work involved. How can you save on expenses?
Think About Shipping Your Stuff by Bus
People often joke about mailing themselves to exotic locations when they can’t afford the airfare. Well, here’s the version for real life: ship your stuff by bus. It’s not so farfetched. A recent rate comparison among the big three delivery companies and Busfreighter.com tur...Read Full Story
Posted: Friday, March 9, 2018
Now, things are so much simpler. Our 10+ year partnership with Greyhound Package Express (GPX) on standard shipping services gives you substantial savings on bulk orders of six or more boxes booked through GPX. So, what’s new? Now, you can book all your delivery orders conveniently from our website, www.busfreighter.com!
What is GPX Standard Shipping?
GPX Standard Shipping is an economical choice for many shipments when the delivery time is not critical. Your packages are shipped when space is available on the Greyhound bus running the route to your destination. Oversized boxes almost always require additional transit time.
You can pick-up and drop-off...Read Full Story
Posted: Friday, February 23, 2018
Most people know Greyhound’s reputation as a bus service. Few realize the company is also home to a (very) competitive shipping service.
For over 10 years, Busfreighter.com and Greyhound Package Express (GPX) have partnered on select shipping services perfect for small apartment and dorm moves as well as business shipping of oversized, irregular, un-palletized and multi-box shipments cross country. We frequently get asked what the difference is between the two companies. While Busfreighter.com is the only authorized reseller of GPX services, GPX is a division of Greyhound Lines, Inc. - transporting over one million packages annually through its network of intercity buses. Together, we have nearly 30 years combined experi...Read Full Story
Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Wondering how to get multiple heavy boxes to the nearest parcel store for shipment without breaking the bank? Lots of companies offer services like door-to-door delivery – and charge you dearly for them. How can you save your budget and pick the options you want?
Busfreighter.com has you covered. Select one of our three service methods and simplify your shipping experience. Pick the one that best fits your needs (and wallet)! You may never look at shipping the same way again.
Busfreighter.com’s Shipping Service Options
1.Self-Service (Terminal-to-Terminal) Shipments – Busfreighter.com makes it a breeze to book your order online, drop off the boxes, and be on your way. You can deliver your items to either the nearest Greyhound ter...Read Full Story
Posted: Friday, February 2, 2018
Do you need to save money on a move? Your first smart decision is choosing to ship some of your stuff with Busfreighter.com. The next way to save some money is buying complete moving kits and more direct from the factory. Our factory partner gives our clients another way to save big. Find the link on the Busfreighter.com home page. Having all your moving supplies delivered directly to the door is a relief! No more running back and forth to a store to buy boxes or tape. You can focus on what matters, getting your stuff ready to move.
One-Stop Shop and Beyond
BoxEngine.com is a box manufacturer that delivers over 100,000 boxes every day to their business customers. Offering savings to consumers like you ...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
When you discover something great, you immediately want to share it with others. What if sharing this fantastic news helps save you money?
Busfreighter.com believes in spreading the savings around. Our Customer Referral Program makes it easy to let others know about our substantially discounted rates and excellent customer service. It can also earn you a 10% commission for every order placed from the referral link you send out. Anytime you place an order on Busfreighter.com, you are eligible to participate in this money-saving program!
How to Share the Busfreighter.com Advantage and Save
1.Place an order for shipping on Busfreighter.com
2.Click the “Refer & Ea...Read Full Story
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Shipping multiple packages across the country can break your budget if you aren’t careful. Being a savvy individual, you tirelessly research shipping companies. Through blurry eyes you soon see that the numbers don’t lie. The Busfreighter.com advantage is the most economical way to ship multiple packages across the country.
Busfreighter.com and Greyhound Partner to Bring You Better Rates
Thanks to Busfreighter.com’s partnership with Greyhound Package Express (GPX), our shipments utilize available cargo space on buses bound for your destination. Your rate is substantially lower because we don’t have the operating cost of trucks and drivers the way the other companies do. We have a built-in distribution network that travels via bus to 3,800 destinations in the U.S. and Canada...Read Full Story
Posted: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Organizing a shipment of multiple boxes cross country can be a trying experience. Hours spent surfing websites or on hold waiting for a booking agent makes you wonder if there’s a better way. Before you rent that truck and drive the packages yourself, check out Busfreighter.com and see how easy it is to ship for less.
No One Can Top Our Rates
Busfreighter.com is the only authorized reseller of Greyhound Package Express services. Teaming with a company like Greyhound, which has been transporting passengers and packages for over a century, gives us a competitive edge in the parcel delivery market. It allows us to offer a variety of discounts you can’t get anywhere else. This is the Busfreighter.com advantage.
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017
For over a century, Greyhound has traveled across 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces to reach 3,800 destinations. Eighteen million passengers travel aboard Greyhound every year but do you know those same buses also carry 2.2 million packages annually? It’s true! Greyhound Package Express (GPX) utilizes existing bus routes and excess baggage space to lower shipping costs in many cases far below traditional parcel carriers.
Save on Shipping with Busfreighter.com
By partnering with GPX, Busfreighter.com is able to provide incredible discounts to ...Read Full Story
Posted: Friday, March 17, 2017
If you've ever sent numerous packages long distance, you know how expensive it is. Before you swear to never do it again, what if we told you there is a way to ship multiple boxes cross-country for half what other carriers charge? Let us introduce you to the Busfreighter.com advantage, the economical way to get your packages where they need to go.
For over 10 years, Busfreighter.com has been the only authorized reseller for Greyhound Package Express. If a bus goes there, so can your packages. Each year, 18 million passengers travel aboard Greyhound to destinations in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces. What you may not realize is those same buses carry 2.2 million packages annually, utilizing existing routes and accessing available cargo space. This is how Busfreighter.com offers such low prices to customers.
Posted: Monday, March 13, 2017