Calculate shipping costs with our freight cost calculator
You can calculate all costs for your shipment with the help of our freight cost calculator.
After you enter the size and weight of your shipment into our freight cost calculator, you will be able to see our price offer. This offer is completely non-binding for you. If you are not satisfied with the prices, you can simply cancel the booking process. For both national and Europe-wide shipments, you can easily calculate your shipping costs.
Freight cost calculator for shipping with a freight forwarding company
In order to calculate the transport price, in addition to the dimensions and weight, further information is required, such as the pick-up and delivery location.
In addition to the above-mentioned factors, you must decide with which shipping method you would like to ship your goods. At Cargoboard we distinguish between Groupage Freight, Less Than Truck Loads (LTL), Full Truck Loads (FTL) and Direct Loads.
Easy payment when shipping with a freight forwarder
Many of our customers are interested in how to pay for shipping costs at Cargoboard, in addition to knowing the actual price. You can easily pay at the end of the booking with the following payment methods:
- PayPal, instant bank transfer, Giropay, credit card or prepayment
Purchasing on account is reserved for registered customers. Invoices are issued throughout Europe.
Tips for cheap shipping with our freight cost calculator
We will be happy to give you tips on how you can save money when shipping your goods. For a cost-effective and smooth process, you should package your goods in the most space-saving way possible. However, be careful not to understate the weight and dimensions. Otherwise, you may incur additional costs.
In addition, the goods should be securely packaged and not protrude beyond the edge of the pallet. Damaged goods cost shippers, forwarders and consignees money, time and nerves.
How to save on shipping
Package goods as space-saving as possible
A shipment measuring 60 x 80 x 150 cm should be shipped on a one-way pallet (80 x 60 cm) to reduce shipping costs. If the same shipment is shipped on a Euro pallet, the space requirement increases and so does the price.
Dimensions & weight should not be underestimated
Do not understate the dimensions and weight of your shipment. We can all make mistakes, but dimensions too small and weight too light cause additional costs.
Transport-safe & professional packaging
Good packaging is extremely important when shipping groupage freight. Damage to goods due to deficiencies in packaging cost time and money for shippers, forwarders and consignees.
Request custom conditions
If you want to transport packages or pallets with Cargoboard on a regular basis, it is worth registering on our platform to receive attractive discounts.
Ship with the price-performance winner
To ensure that your shipments are sent as cheaply as possible, it is always worth comparing prices. In addition to prices, however, pay attention to customer reviews.
What influences the shipping costs?
A number of factors play an important role in calculating your freight costs.
- The transport route can have a big impact on the price. It’s not just about the kilometers driven. Depending on the area that is passed through and in which region the pick-up and delivery locations are located, prices may vary. In the case of freight forwarders, for example, very short trips are relatively expensive. The reason for this is the high fixed costs. The provision of vans and drivers incur costs that are more significant for short trips.
- Transported goods: Dangerous goods or harmless pallet goods? The type of goods transported plays an important role in calculating the price. For example, do the goods need to be transported in a specific vehicle? Pallet shipping is usually the transport option with the lowest cost.
- If you book a Full Truck Load or a Direct Load, the transit time can be shortened. Groupage freight takes a little longer, but is less expensive.