DENVER, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Craters & Freighters, a specialty freight
handling firm, today introduced e-Quote, a brand new way for consumers and
businesses to receive fast, accurate online crating and shipping estimates.
The e-Quote system calculates packing, crating, insurance and delivery
costs for shipped items. Previously, consumers needed to phone a shipper,
talk to a shipping agent and wait for the information to be faxed or phoned --
an antiquated, cumbersome process that could take hours or even days.
Now e-Quote is a click away on the Internet at
www.CratersAndFreighters.com. The system also provides the growing online
auction industry with an easy way to give bidders instant estimated shipping
"Research indicates that online purchases will grow from $38 billion this
year to an astounding $184 billion by 2004," said Diane Nordyke, president and
founder of Craters & Freighters. "The e-Quote system allows people to buy
with confidence, knowing that whatever they buy, wherever they are, they can
have their items shipped to any destination quickly and reasonably, and
"With e-Quote, shipping large, odd-sized or highly-valued art or antique
items is as easy as booking an airline ticket online," said Nordyke. "Today's
customers are looking for fast, convenient solutions. The e-Quote system
provides a quick and reliable way for individuals to make sound purchasing and
Craters & Freighters specializes in crating, shipping, tracking and
insuring pieces too big, fragile, valuable or uniquely shaped for traditional
parcel shippers. Craters & Freighters builds special, item-specific crates
for each piece it transports.
Craters & Freighters was established in 1990 to meet the unique needs of
the art and antique industries. Its commercial customer base now includes
machine, electronics, and appliance manufacturers, moving and storage
companies, retail packaging and shipping stores, auction sites, and a wide
range of e-tailors.
SOURCE Craters & Freighters