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 quotes. "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 safely." "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 shipping decisions." 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.
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