Postal Connections Stores Debut Freight Service Using Uber-like System to Get Carrier Quotes
Customers Get Local Convenience, Price Choices And Expert Guidance for Shipping Large, Heavy Items
May 03, 2017 // Franchising.com // FRISCO, Texas - Postal Connections announced today the launch of a new freight shipping service that delivers customers rapid, multiple job quotes with price choices and carrier service ratings. The new freight service is available in test stores across the country, offering customers free quotes for shipping household goods, vehicles, boats, home and office moves, heavy equipment, less-than-truckload, full truckload, pets and livestock. Postal Connections stores present the job quotes in 48 hours or less.
“We understand that as e-commerce grows, many people still look for customized service from other people they trust,” said Fred Morache, Owner & Franchisor of the nationwide Postal Connections brand retail stores. “Freight service at Postal Connections gives customers expert assistance defining the job and multiple quotes to choose the best price.”
In a recent survey of customers conducted by Postal Connections, nearly 78 percent of customer respondents who have or expect to have a freight shipping need would come to Postal Connections for a job quote. By eliminating the legwork it takes to shop multiple carriers or freight forwards, customers will find convenience and ease in knowing their freight assignment has pricing choices and guidance at their Postal Connections store.
Initially, this free multi-quote freight service is being unveiled at 16 select locations across the country. Freight service has many regulations, packaging and insurance requirements with frequently changing costs. This makes the job for those unfamiliar with the service something that takes time to research and usually ends by placing yourself in the hands of telephone or online systems to get a quote.
“Ultimately, Postal Connections does all the research and offers a free quote to match specifications for the freight job,” said Morache. “The customer saves time and the expense comes only when you decide to ship.”
Beginning early May, freight services will be available at selected Postal Connection stores in California, Florida, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin.
The newest Postal Connections Express™ open in a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Redmond, Oregon will also offer freight services to thousands of shoppers.
In addition to freight shipping quotes and services, Postal Connections also offers convenient access to postal products, shipping with the leading carriers, mailbox service, printing, creative services, copying, laminating & binding, scanning to portable media, fax, passport photos, notary, shredding, other services and soon iSOLD It® on eBay, a sales support service for people who want to sell items online without the hassles of doing yourself.
About Postal Connections
Postal Connections is a growing franchise chain of postal, shipping and business service stores, with 41 locations nationwide aimed at providing convenience for its customers.
To learn more about Postal Connection’s services, visit www.postalconnections.com or call (619) 294-7550. For more information on Postal Connection franchise opportunities, visit www.postalconnections.com/franchise-opportunities/ or call 1-800-POSTALS (767-8257).
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