Instant Freight Quotes
Do you own a business and part of your day is spent getting instant freight quotes, but you’re just not getting the best value for money?
Getting an instant freight quote from One World Courier couldn’t be easier. With our easy-to-use online platform, business owners can get dozens of instant freight quotes within seconds.
Choose the Fastest, Cheapest or Best Freight Service
To get an instant freight quote, first all you need to do is enter the dimensions, weight and address details for your shipment. Then, you will instantly receive a list of instant quotes for both air and ground freight services. Everything you need is instantly shown on one screen in a neat and easy-to-read format.
What makes it easy to choose the fastest, cheapest or best freight service is that we show everything you need to know to make the best decision and choose the service that suits your needs. Find out more about what makes the One World Courier freight technology platform so different and unique.
The instant freight quotes you see on the screen contain the estimated pickup and delivery dates, the name of the service, i.e. Same Day, Overnight, Economy etc, plus the price quote. You can see in this example, the delivery times can vary from 16th December to the fastest quote which is 9th of December (the next day after this post is published on 8th December). You’ll also notice, there is an included AUD $250 warranty on every shipment booked through the platform.
If you want to get your shipment to its destination faster, just choose the service that gets the freight there the quickest possible time frame. If it’s an economy service you’re looking for, the quote will provide cheaper options to get your freight where it needs to go.
It’s also worth mentioning that quite often there is not a lot of difference between the fastest option and the economy one, so it’s best to do a few instant quotes and pick the best one.
More carriers and services to choose from. Showing different delivery time frames and services such as Same Day, Signature Required, Standard Service, Road Express etc.
Aside from our freight platform’s ease of use and all its functionality, you’ll find a variety of options to make it even easier to organise the shipping and delivery of your business-critical goods and merchandise. Because we hand-built the platform ourselves (it’s not an off-the-shelf solution) it was easy to integrate directly into our freight partner technology platforms.
This being the case, you’re able to get direct access to a wide range of carriers and a choice of delivery services. This gives you greater flexibility and control over the cost, transit time, pickup and delivery locations that best suit your needs. Ultimately, you decide how much you want to pay and when your shipment will be delivered.
Once you’ve chosen the instant freight quote that suits your budget and delivery time frame, it is time to make that final one-click booking. The process is simple and straightforward. In the previous step, the basic details of the shipment have already been entered and our system has an idea of the service you’re looking at booking. To finalise the booking, the next step is to enter more accurate the shipment details, such as the full pick-up and delivery address, the name of the sender and receiver any special instructions for the pickup and delivery to be as seamless as possible.
Choosing Commercial or Residential Pickup and Delivery
One of the enhancements to our platform is the ability to choose a Commercial or Residential pickup and delivery option. This is very important, and it can mean the difference to the final price you pay for the freight. Remember of course that One World Courier never see or handle your shipment, all we are doing is providing a quick and easy way to choose the best freight price and delivery time frame by partnering with dozens of carriers and courier services.
The information you provide about your shipment in our portal means you must be clear and concise, this is especially important when declaring Commercial or Residential pickup and delivery. Given the complexity and challenge of picking up parcels and cartons from a residential location, whether it be a single storey house, townhouse or multi-storey apartment block, carriers and couriers implement a surcharge to cater for the time it takes a driver to park the vehicle in a safe manner and access the building, collect the package and get back to their vehicle safely.
That’s why we built into the freight platform and instant quote function which allows you to select the Pickup and Delivery location type. Depending on which one you choose, will affect the final price paid for the shipment. Just to again remind you – surcharges such as pick and delivery to a residential address are added by the carrier and service provider, not One World Courier.
Manual Handling Fees for Pickup and Delivery
Another feature built into the One World Courier platform is to run a check for any additional surcharges such as a ‘manual handling fee’. This fee was again created by service providers who set out to take some of the pressure off their drivers by allowing them more time to move heavier parcels, boxes and cartons from the pickup location to their vehicle. The same applies when delivering a package. Heavy objects may require a two-person life or a trolley to deliver the package. Given there is an increasing awareness of Health and Safety in the Workplace, these extra charges can make a significant difference to the final price.
A carrier offering a pickup and delivery service may accept provide an instant freight quote on our platform, but then add these extra surcharges once they have started to move the shipment. At times, there are instances where the One World Courier customer support team and our own accounts staff have to raise a claim and query a surcharge. This is all part of the shipping process and One World Courier are not the only service provider to have to query the final invoice total from a carrier. However, this is one of the services we do provide, monitoring shipments and invoicing and stepping in to help our customers when they need it. We’ve also written an article on ‘How to Avoid Extra Freight Charges’, which we think you’ll find useful.
Avoiding Extra Charges – Select the Correct Size Packaging
Follow our easy guide for perfect packaging.
Before you decide to send your precious goods in parcels, boxes cartons and even on pallets, it pays to spend a little bit of time thinking about how you’re going to protect the contents from accidental damage.
Even though sending freight is now easier than ever before, the reality of it is at some stage, your package will be handled by a human, hurtle along conveyor belts and sorting bins, reloaded back onto a vehicle and eventually delivered. Follow the simple guidelines we have created for you. For the complete guide to avoiding additional carrier surcharges, we suggest reading this blog post – “How to Avoid Extra Freight Charges”.
In our own way, we have tried to do our bit for the environment by digitising shipping documents wherever possible. Digital document creation makes the shipping process even easier because it gathers every document required for the shipment and stores it in one secure place. Every document required is either created or uploaded to the One World Courier platform and has been designed in the format designated by the carrier chosen to deliver the goods. This is especially important when dealing with shipping and address labels.
There’s no need to worry about manually creating shipping labels and address labels because every label is automatically created within the system. Each shipping label has been carefully and accurately created, following templates provided by every carrier. All you need to do is print the labels and even email them to whoever you have chosen to prepare your package(s) for shipping. We provide precise instructions on how to print each label and affix to the shipment.
Watch a video tutorial on how to make your first shipment booking
Get an Instant Freight Quote in Seconds
Get started today and take control of your shipment and get an instant freight quote within seconds. We’re always happy to help and provide you with the best instant freight quote for your freight needs. With One World Courier, you can make the most of your shipping needs with the fastest and most reliable services around.
It’s never been easier to get an instant freight quote from One World Courier. Start shipping smarter now!