Cisco-Eagle website now calculates shipping costs

Shipping by motor freight

Shipping by motor freight

It’s common for websites that ship products via parcel services to calculate shipping costs, making it easy for buyers to learn total costs before ordering. Very few sites can calculate LTL or motor freight shipments for heavy, bulky equipment like industrial shelving, wire security partitions, warehouse racks, or conveyors.

That changes recently, as can now provide instant shipping costs.

Using the website to configure freight costs

We recently implemented a freight estimation service on our online catalog that lets you browse to any page, enter your zip code, and receive an estimated shipping cost for that item.

An example: pallet rack. Scroll down on the right side of the page, and you’ll see the “estimate freight” box. This provides you with a quick estimate of what it may cost to ship that item to your facility. If you change the quantity, the shipping estimate also changes along with it.

Once you’ve added an item to your shopping cart, there will be more detailed shipping questions that can help us provide a more detailed, accurate shipping cost. As always, you can choose to order online or consult with our professional customer service staff for assistance.

This makes Cisco-Eagle one of the very few industrial products websites to provide shipping costs online, in real time, right when you need it.

Some freight estimation notes:

  • The site cannot estimate freight costs for orders over 10,000 pounds, or certain items, like mezzanines or yard ramps, that require flatbed shipment.
  • Also, since motor freight companies have minimum shipping requirements, some items will be costly to ship one or two – often the same as it costs to ship five or more of the same thing.
  • The site can only calculate freight costs within the United States and Canada.
  • You do not have to use our estimate. You can designate your own freight company if you wish.

If you have questions, please contact us.

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Scott Stone Cisco-Eagle's Director of Marketing. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry.