Blind Shipping Definition
Blind shipping is when the receiver of goods (the consignee) isn’t aware of who the shipper is and vice versa. Intermediaries mainly use this shipping method to ensure they don’t lose clients to the manufacturers. In some cases, carriers are strict about blind shipping by placing restrictions to ensure they bill correctly. In this case, they accept false names of businesses accompanied by incorrect phone numbers and addresses. Still, the zip codes and city must match the actual companies.
Blind Shipping - In The Field
Blind shipping helps the intermediaries stay ahead of the competition. If their product is good, their competitors can’t reach the supplier to work with them as they’re secret. Blind shipping is stress-free for the intermediary because the supplier does all the work while remaining anonymous. Blind shipping requires several BOL forms because the shipment involves more than one party. Wrong details on the BOL form may affect the intermediary if the receiver gets to know where the goods came from. Blind shipping can be less than a truckload (LTL) or full truckload (FTL).