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Freight Your Furniture-Save Moving Dollars

Posted on Tue, Apr 26, 2011

Have you ever had to move small amounts of furniture, household items, or office equipment cross-country? Have you ever considered Less-Than-Load freight?

Most major moving companies require a large amount of furniture and a large dollar amount for moving furniture across throughout the United States.

There are other ways to send small amounts furniture. LTL (less than load) shipment consolidates freight from other customers on the same truck. Small amounts of freight from various customers are shipped at a savings all over the country.

When requesting LTL it is good idea to ask for the days when discounts are provided. Companies that book your shipment should pass these savings on to you, their customer.

Another factor to consider is the length of time it will take your shipment to reach its final destination. Most carriers provide an expedited service at an additional cost.

You can take out coverage for the value of your shipment due to loss or damage by the carrier.

The process for freighting your furniture is relatively simple. Your furniture is packed carefully on a pallet, surrounded by 1 x 4’s shrink wrapped and sent out as freight.

The freight company will call the day before to set a delivery time that fits in with your schedule.

When your furniture is delivered, you can request an "inside delivery" for a few dollars more.

Furniture freighting is the best way for you to ship small quantity of furniture.

For more information about freighting furniture or for a price quote contact Pack n Send at 713 266 1450.

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Houston Furniture Shipping- Freight Forwarding Houston

Posted on Thu, Feb 03, 2011

When looking for a company to ship your furniture, either domestically or internationally, look for a shipping company that will give you shipping options. Make sure that they can crate your furniture or palletize it and ship it with freight companies. You also want to make sure that they offer an option  of blanket-wrapping domestically so that it can be sent with movers. Check to see if the company you are using has a minimum pound or size limit. You need to look for a company that will let you ship even a single piece of furniture.   

Ask if the company can pack small furniture and send it via UPS, FedEx, or DHL. If you are sending furniture via freight, make sure that the company can  pack the furniture completely and protect  it   on a pallet before freighting it.  

If you need to ship furniture overseas, check and see if the company has the capacity to send the furniture via cubic meters or via containers. See if the company has experience packing the furniture for international shipping. If you have delicate items make sure that the company has expertise in making custom crates with wood that is good for international shipping.

For more information on furniture shipping, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

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Optimistic Future Seen For US Manufacturing-Good for Freight Industry

Posted on Wed, Dec 15, 2010

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The U.S. manufacturing sector will grow in 2011, with manufacturing revenue increasing by 5.6% according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) semi-annual forecast released.

The overall forecast projects optimism about the U.S. economy for 2011. The manufacturing sector, overall, is positive about prospects in 2011 with revenues expected to increase in 16 of 18 industries. ISM also predicts that business investment, a major driver in the U.S. economy, will increase substantially in the manufacturing sector.

The 16 manufacturing industries expecting improvement over 2010 — listed in order — are: Primary Metals; Fabricated Metal Products; Petroleum & Coal Products; Apparel, Leather & Allied Products; Transportation Equipment; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Furniture & Related Products; Plastics & Rubber Products; Machinery; Textile Mills; Wood Products; Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Printing & Related Support Activities; Chemical Products; and Paper Products.

"Manufacturing purchasing and supply executives have expectations for continued growth and are optimistic about their organizations' prospects as they consider the first half of 2011, and they are even more positive about the second half," said Norbert J. Ore, CPSM, C.P.M., chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. "While 2010 has been a year of recovery in manufacturing, our forecast sees improvements in both investment and employment in 2011. Respondents expect cost pressures in 2011 to be somewhat greater than in 2010. Manufacturing growth is now in its 16th consecutive month as measured by and reported in the monthly Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®."

In the manufacturing sector, respondents report operating at 80.2% of their normal capacity, up from 72.8% reported in April 2010. Purchasing and supply executives predict that capital expenditures will increase by 14.5% in 2011, compared to a 5.9% increase reported for 2010. Survey respondents also forecast that they will reduce inventories in an effort to improve their purchased inventory-to-sales ratio in 2011. Manufacturers have an expectation that employment in the sector will increase by 1.8%, while labor and benefits costs are expected to increase an average of 1.9% in 2011. Manufacturing purchasers are predicting strength in exports and imports in 2011. They also expect the U.S. dollar to weaken on average against the currencies of major trading partners.

Pack n send has reprinted this article from Mfrtech.com. It highlights and optimistic future  in 2011 for the manufacturing sector of the US economy.

 

For information about shipping commercial and residential goods as freight and cargo, please feel free to contact pack n send at  713 266 1450.

 

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Furniture Freighting-Why not?

Posted on Tue, Jun 22, 2010

If you would like to save money, why not let pack n send move your furniture via freight?  We load your furniture onto a pallet ship it via freight, and deliver it to your door step.  For one item or more than one item, this is a great option.

There are no dollar amount minimums, or pound minimums.

Whether is an estate that your are dismantling, a student going off to college or a relocation, this is an inexpensive way to move furniture and household items. New job? We can help you're your move easy.  We will set up the delivery with you the day before, so that we make sure you are on hand to see your furniture unloaded.

Corporations find furniture freighting as a very cost effective way to ship.  Documents, office files as well as furniture are a natural for freighting. We also offer overnight shipping of computers so that your office is up and running in a very short time period.

If your furniture is large, small oddly shaped or very heavy, we can pack and ship it professionally so that it arrives in great shape!

We have been packing and shipping since 1981, so please call us with any of your questions. Our staff answers each phone call personally. No answering machines to deal with. You can also email in your request for a quote. We can ship your items either domestically, or internationally. We even prepare all the international documentation.

 

If you need a high value item crated for your freight move, pack n send is the company to call.

Our phone number is 713 266 1450, and email address is [email protected]

 

 

 

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US Rail Software Will Optimize Freight and Passenger Movements

Posted on Tue, Jun 08, 2010

US - The use of new technology, rail computer software which analyses traffic flow information and planned schedules and then optimizing the routes that train should take has been undergoing tests on a 200 mile stretch of track in Georgia. The system, GE Rail Edge Movement Planner, was thoroughly trialed by rail giant Norfolk Southern after an approach from GE  Transportation, and the results appear remarkable.

Norfolk Southern is expanding the technology's use to its entire 22-state rail network through 2012. Movement Planner will help Norfolk Southern increase the average network speed train velocity of its trains by 10-20 percent, representing a significant opportunity for cost savings and train delay reductions. The companies say that by integrating railroad logistics with traffic control systems, the technology projects expected track usage, based on train schedules, and then produces an optimized plan to get trains moving faster and more efficiently. By maximizing existing railroad resources, Rail Edge also improves railroad crew management availability.

"With railroads, it's about scale," said Wick Moorman, CEO of Norfolk Southern. "GE's Rail Edge supports incremental routing and speed improvements down to the individual train level. That will add up to sizeable efficiency gains on a 2,500-train per day, 21,000-route mile system like ours. When we make the best use of our existing transportation infrastructure, that's a competitive advantage for our customers and for the country."

Pack n send has  published this article from handy shipping guide as service to our customers. Pack n send has ships cargo from Houston as well as the rest of the nation. We also ship furniture via freight and ship internationally both via cubic meters and containers.

For more information about the ways pack n send can help make your freight shipping easy, please call us at  713 266 1450.

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Upbeat Article about the Economy

Posted on Tue, Jun 01, 2010

US - Once again the American  Trucking  Association advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage  Index  increased for the sixth time in the last seven months, gaining another 0.9 percent in April. Together with a 0.4% increase in the previous month means the Index hit its highest level since September 2008 at 110.2 up six and a half percent in the last seven months. 2010's year to date tonnage is up six percent against 2009.

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello said that the latest tonnage reading fits with a sustained economic recovery. "Truck tonnage volumes continue to improve at a solid, yet sustainable, rate. Tonnage is being boosted by robust manufacturing output and stronger retail sales." Costello also reiterated a statement from last month's release, saying: "For most fleets, freight volumes feel better than reported tonnage because the supply situation, particularly in the truckload sector, is turning quickly."

The ATA say, with some authority, that truck freight offers a snapshot of the nation's health and serves as a barometer of the U.S. economy, representing 68 percent of tonnage carried by all modes of domestic freight transportation, including manufactured and retail goods. Trucks hauled 8.8 billion tons of freight in 2009. Motor carriers collected $544.4 billion, or 81.9 percent of total revenue earned by all transport modes. The ATA index has functioned for over thirty years and is based on responses from a sample of its 37,000 members who range from major national less than truckload (LTL) operations to small local carriers.

Pack n send is posting this article on our website taken from handy shipping guide.  Once again we are able to post a positive article for the shipping and freight industry.

For any questions about freight and cargo shipping, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 

 

 

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Countries We Ship To

Posted on Wed, May 12, 2010

Pack n send receives many phone calls about our international shipping services. We are providing the list of countries that we ship to so that our customers have a handy guide to look at.  We offer air, ground, cubic meter, freight  and container shipping options. Once you call us and let you know what you would like to ship, we can help you by providing  you with the most cost effective option for you shipping needs.

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Baruba
Belarus
Belize
Belgium
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica
Croatia
Curaco
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
DPR of Korea Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia |
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands
Faroc Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon
The Gambia
Germany
Georgia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
Guyana

Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Nive
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
|Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar

Republic of Nevis
Reunion
Romania
Rota
Russia
Rwanda
Saba
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy
St. Croix
St. Eustatius
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Tadjikistan
Tahiti
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago
Truk
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
U.S. Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands(Brittish)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela
Vietnam
Virgin Gorda
Wallis and Futuna
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

For more information about international shipping, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

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Time to sell on eBay in Houston

Posted on Tue, Apr 27, 2010

 It is once again spring cleaning time.  For our eBay customers this means extra money in their pockets.

Weather we are shipping pieces of furniture as freight from Houston, or wrapping and shipping fine china, we are able to help our customers sell their items on eBay.

We even list items from estates and then ship them all over the country. 

We can custom crate their sales, or just box up and ship the less expensive eBay items.

We offer both domestic and international shipping for all eBay items.  If your final customer is in Kazakhstan, Italy or Omaha, we can ship your eBay sale.

Our eBay customers drop off their items to sell. We do the research, list the item, answer all questions, ship the item, and then cut our customers a check.

eBay selling in Houston is made easy at pack n send.

For all your eBay needs in Houston and shipping needs, please contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

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Home Price Stabilization in Ca. good for business for Houston Mover

Posted on Wed, Apr 14, 2010

Pack n send is republishing parts of this article from the LA times. 

We are seeing an increase in furniture moving - furniture freighting from Houston to California.  In good times shoppers from all over the country come to Houston to purchase small amounts of furniture. Pack n send, a Houston mover is able to freight or move small amounts of furniture all over the world.

 

Excerpts of article written  By Alejandro Lazo  LA Times

 

Southern California's housing market showed fresh signs of momentum in March with the median price and sales pace improving from the same month a year earlier as buyers hurried to take advantage of a soon-to-expire federal tax incentive, cheap prices and low interest rates.

The median price paid for new and previously occupied houses and condominiums in Southern California jumped 14% in March to $285,000 from the same month a year earlier, according to San Diego real estate research firm MDA DataQuick. The closely watched median -- the price at which half the homes sold for more money and half for less -- rose 3.6% from February.

In Orange County, the region's priciest market, the median rose 12.2% to $432,000 as the number of foreclosure properties on the market sank and more homes in expensive neighborhoods were sold.

"There is no question that prices at the lower end of the market have stabilized and are showing some increases," said Esmael Adibi, director of the Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University in Orange. "While this is welcome news, the word of caution is people should not really see this as the values of homes changing. It is mostly the mix we are seeing change" as sales pick up in more expensive areas.
The overall jump in the region's median reflects a rebound from the depths of the financial crisis a year ago, when fears of another Great Depression abounded and a glut of foreclosed homes hit battered markets such as the Southland. Those fears have receded, fewer foreclosures were in the region's sales mix last month, and more homes in higher-priced coastal markets were sold, contributing to the price jump.

"It's almost like a boom-year figure," said Ed Leamer, director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast. "But the numbers over the last several years have been influenced by the number of bank-owned properties, and the banks were selling their homes at rock-bottom prices."

Southern California's sales pace also improved last month from March 2009, up 5%, but not as robustly as usual for a March, DataQuick said. A total of 20,476 houses were sold in March, up from 19,506 sold in the same month a year earlier, but that was about 18% off the historical average.

 
"Right now the question is not whether the housing market is in recovery. The real question is how sustainable that recovery is, and that is where the gray area resides," said Christopher Thornberg, principal of Beacon Economics. "The market is being driven by government policy and not by fundamentals, and now the government is starting to back off."

Also, the Federal Housing Administration, which has stepped up its support of low-interest mortgages for first-time buyers, has tightened its lending standards.

At the end of this month, a federal tax-credit program for first-time buyers and for some current homeowners is scheduled to expire. The program provides as much as $8,000 to first-time buyers and as much as $6,500 to current homeowners.

Last month California lawmakers decided to add to the stimulus package and approved a credit of up to $10,000 for first-time home buyers and those buying newly built homes. The credit will take effect May 1.

For more information on furniture moving from Houston,  or freight forwarding from Houston, please feel free to call us at 713 266 1450.



 

 

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Trends in Small Furniture and Freighting Moves

Posted on Mon, Mar 15, 2010

As we continue to freight and move small amounts of furniture throughout the country. Pack n sends experience mirrors the trend noted by Edward Glaeser in his New York Times article  on  February 16, 2010. We are seeing more college students move back home after graduation, and  our younger customer moving back at least temporarily with their families.

According to Glaeser, the Current Population Survey, only  four hundred thousand new house hold formed from March 2008 and March 2009.   While there were about a million new families, the number of non family households dropped by  three hundred thousand.

This recession has been particularly hard on younger workers.  The number of jobs held by 20- to 24-year-olds declined four point five per cent in 2009, while the number of jobs held by people over the age of 25 dropped 1.8 percent.   Staying at home is an understandable response from younger workers to the labor market woes.   The rate of household formation also fell during the 1982 recession and the Great Depression.


For more information on moving small amounts of furniture though out the country or worldwide, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 

 

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