Craters & Freighters Launches 'e-QUOTE' The First Online Shipping Quote Engine

Aug 30, 2000, 01:00 ET from Craters & Freighters

    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  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
 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.

SOURCE Craters & Freighters