Carton Shipping Freight

What is Carton Shipping?

Also known as cardboard shipping, carton shipping uses shipping boxes and mailing boxes to transport your freight.

While Palletised Shipping is for moving larger quantities of freight in single, large pallet loads all at once, carton shipping is perfect for sending smaller parcels to more locations.

There has been a big shift to carton shipping in recent years as businesses move to a ‘just in time’ model of supply. Instead of having to keep thousands of items of stock in bulk at a warehouse, carton shipping allows you to respond more rapidly to the needs of your customers so they receive their goods just as they need them.

Even though it’s slightly more expensive than Palletised Shipping, Carton Shipping allows you to hold less working capital when it comes to stock, while giving an excellent turnaround on delivery timelines.

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Why Choose Shipping Cartons & Boxes?

Carton shipping is the best choice for single day transits: when you need your freight to arrive the next day at its destination.

If you’re sending a parcel on the east coast, between Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, freight can be sent by road and arrive the next day.

Advantages of Carton Packaging

Carton packaging a cheaper alternative to Air Freight and will still arrive in the same timeline. By taking freight out of the air and onto the road, Carton Freight is also a better choice for the environment.
This makes it perfect for medical and manufacturing industries, as well as any business looking for an economical and more environmentally friendly freight solution.

The most important thing you want from your freight partner when it comes to carton freight, is the ability to be dynamic.

With the explosion of home deliveries since the COVID-19 pandemic, having the right carrier options available to service your varying consumer needs is critical.

Carton order invoice values are often smaller, so good tracking is essential. Any margin can be quickly eroded if your team are spending hours on the phone chasing freight.

Having the right solution in place first is key. Then with the right tracking, exceptions can be found quickly and easily, freeing up your team to focus on value-add activities.

This is where Freight People comes in.

Trust Freight People With Your Carton Freight

Why our customers love to work with us.

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As one of the first freight brokers in Australia, we’ve got experience and trust that you can only get from more than 30 years in the business of freight.

We’ve spent years building our relationships and knowledge in the freight industry and work with a broad range of carriers for carton freight, some of which choose to work exclusively with us.


Freight Agility

Access to a single technology system enabling real-time booking, consigning, manifesting and tracking with multiple freight carriers through a single portal. This gives you a seamless experience with the ability to change carriers and freight service type within the one dashboard.

Big enough

Big enough to compete, small enough to care

At Freight People, we’re big enough to have the scale and buying power that gives you access to cost effective freight, but small enough that you’ll never become a number in our system. We’re passionate about customer service, and will work hard every day to deliver for your business.

End to end

End-to-end Carrier Management

When you choose Freight People, we manage everything for you. From finding the right mix of freight solutions to meet your needs, to ongoing measurement and data analysis so we can achieve optimal performance. We have extensive experience in freight negotiations and will even consolidate your freight invoices into a single, reconciled invoice covering your entire freight profile.

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Independent Advice

Because we don’t run our own fleet of transport vehicles, we can provide a completely independent and objective analysis of the optimal freight carrier mix for your needs.

Areas We Serve

From Melbourne and Sydney, to Brisbane, Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, Hobart and every regional corner of the country, we work with companies of any size, moving many types of goods all around Australia.

Other Freight Services We Offer

When you work with us, you get immediate access to our full suite of shipping options. Our complete freight offering allows your business to scale almost instantly as your needs grow.

From an envelope or truckload to a full containerload and everything in between, Freight People offer services across:

If you’re ready to benefit from our carton freight expertise, get in touch with us today to find out how Freight People can partner with you for all your shipping needs.

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