Can I go direct to the carrier and ship with them?
Yes you certainly can, but you will pay regular prices or what is called Book Rates; unless you are a shipping company, freight forwarder, or freight broker and you move enough shipments for them to give you a discount.
With our discount rates, we can save you between 10 and 40% off regular carrier prices and we'll completely take care of your shipment and do all the work for you.
The same applies to small packages, when you create an account directly with the carrier, you give them permission to bill all their accessory charges (often not included in their rate quote)to your credit card without permission. The 10% discount they give you will then be more of a gimmick than anything else. When you ship with Neighborhood Parcel, what you see is what you get! The price we give you and what you pay is the final amount. No hidden fees, and no billing at later date. If anything goes wrong, we absorb the cost.