Blind Shipping

Logistics Term

Who’s involved in blind shipping?

Blind shipping is when the receiver of goods (also known as the consignee) isn’t aware of who the shipper is and vice versa. This method of shipping is mainly used by middle men to ensure that they don’t lose clients to the manufacturers. In some cases, carriers are strict about blind shipping by placing some restrictions to ensure that they bill correctly. In this case, they accept false names of businesses accompanied by incorrect phone numbers and addresses but the zip codes and city must match those of the actual business.

Blind Shipping - In The Field

Blind shipping helps the middle men stay ahead of competition because 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 to the middle men 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 middle man if the receiver gets to know where the goods actually came from. Blind shipping can be less than a truckload (LTL) or full truckload (FTL).

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