Bethalto Shipping Center Discusses Difference Between Ground and Freight Shipping

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Bethalto, Ill. — From large retailers shipping items across the globe to regular individuals shipping large items to family members hundreds of miles away, the choice between ground shipping and freight shipping will have to be made. The Mail Box Store, a provider of U-Haul rentals in Bethalto, IL, is outlining the differences between ground and freight shipping in order to help their customers make the right choice when shipping packages, big or small.

Any delivery that is done via truck or train is referred to as "ground shipping” and is typically the most cost-effective manner to transport packages. It refers to a package that can be handled by hand, typically weighing less than 150 pounds, and requires definitive packing procedures that ensure packages arrive at their destination intact. Some commonly utilized packing materials for ground shipping are corrugated mailers or boxes, as well as poly bubble mailers, which are best suited for small, domestic deliveries.

According to FedEx, “any shipment over 150 lbs. is considered freight. Freight shipping is the transportation of goods, commodities and cargo in bulk by ship, aircraft, truck or intermodal via train and road. It can be transported domestically or internationally by land, air or sea.” Freight must be handled in a secure and safe manner by hand or with the use of a motorized vehicle, such as a forklift.

Whether an individual or business chooses to use ground or freight shipping, both types have their own set of difficulties, benefits and drawbacks, and the terms cannot simply be interchanged.

The Mail Box Store is a modest, family-owned and operated packing and shipping store based in the Midwest. The beloved shipping store is dedicated to assisting the community with a variety of packing and shipping services, from international shipping to book binding services. The company rises above its competition by adding personalized customer service to each transaction. For more information about ground or freight shipping or any other services offered at The Mail Box Store’s Bethalto location, customers can give them a call at (618) 377-6245 or visit their website at


For more information about The Mail Box Store Bethalto, contact the company here:

The Mail Box Store Bethalto
Eliot Deters
333 West Bethalto Drive
Bethalto, Illinois 62010