The web-based, mobile-responsive offering is specifically designed to streamline the shipping process and allow small business customers to book freight without any shipping knowledge or expertise—without even having to sign up.
“Our research shows that small business shippers want ease of use and peace of mind when booking their shipping, which is exactly what Freightquote by C.H. Robinson’s technology is designed to do,” said C.H. Robinson President and CEO Bob Biesterfeld. “Customers are guided through a simple, transparent process that allows them to make the best shipping decision for their small business.”
Small business customers enter a few details and can instantly compare competitive rates from high quality carriers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They can go online with their phone, tablet or computer to book their LTL or Truckload freight, track shipments, get proactive notifications and pay with a credit card.
“Through an initial pilot period, we’ve already served the needs of thousands of small business customers,” Biesterfeld said. “This is only possible because of the unmatched scale, information advantage and industry-leading technology of the C.H. Robinson network.”
The technology was built by supply chain experts collaborating with small business owners on the features, design and user experience. Its foundation is the C.H. Robinson Navisphere global technology platform, which connects the company’s entire network of 200,000 companies to provide customers with greater supply chain efficiency, real-time insights and visibility.
Freightquote by C.H. Robinson is another example of how the company puts customers at the center of everything it does, listening to their needs and solving for their logistics challenges.
Small businesses play a crucial role in the economy, contributing up to 44% of all US GDP growth annually. They also make up the vast majority of shippers. Last year, C.H. Robinson worked with more than 100,000 small businesses alone.
Freightquote by C.H. Robinson is one of several new technology solutions made possible by the company’s commitment to investing $1 billion in technology over the next five years, doubling its previous $1 billion investment in technology over the last 10 years.