The old saying, “There is no such thing as a free lunch”, supports the concept that you cannot get “something for nothing.” Many online businesses advertise “free freight” so consumers will believe they are getting a great deal. Merchants are actually just hiding shipping and freight charges by marking up the price of the product. Shipping and freight providers expect to be paid for their services which include palletizing, packing, loading, transporting, documentation, insurance, and unloading. These services can account for up to 50% of a product’s cost and it is you, the consumer, who pays for this whether it is added separately or included in the product price.
Eagle Equipment chooses to itemize these charges to be upfront with our customers. We will do everything we can to offer the best freight pricing without lowering our standards. Our shipping department makes every effort to ship your car lift or tire equipment in a manner that allows for easy offloading, which includes arranging a carrier and extending the discounts provided to us by our shipping partners. When possible, a flatbed is used to transport larger automotive repair equipment.
We also take pride in offering “great customer service” which includes accessibility, product knowledge, support, and innovation. So, when you are shopping for a car lift, wheel balancer, tire changer, or auto repair tools and equipment, make sure you do your research. Free freight may seem like a bargain at first, but in the end products with free freight may not provide the value anticipated by consumers.