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Shipping Companies

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Shipping companies handle the shipment of cargo. Freight shipping companies, also known as freight carriers, own assets like freight trucks, container ships, stakes in rails, etc. Shipping companies manage the physical movement of freight.

Individuals and businesses rely on shipping companies to deliver their packages and freight safely and quickly. Choose from reliable shipping companies to ship your package.

At InstantParcels you can find domestic and international shipping services to choose from.

Shipping Companies by Country

Shipping Companies in USA

DHL Express

DHL is an international shipping company with presence in 220 countries and territories worldwide. They provide service for businesses and consumers and feature online ordering, express shipping and multimodal transportation.


UPS is the world's largest package delivery company that operates since 1907


Since it’s official opening in 1973, FedEx has been focused on delivering products for consumers and businesses efficiently and quickly, utilizing air transport for express shipping. It has evolved since then to include international shipping, ground shipping, FedEx Freight and FedEx Office, which is a physical location where consumers and businesses can pack, ship, print, copy and perform other important tasks.


The official postal service of the United States, USPS has been delivering mail domestically since 1775. Today, USPS ships domestically and internationally, including shipping to military overseas.


Newgistics (a Pitney-Bowes company) is a USPS postage reseller whose customer-focused tools include automatic tracking and electronic End-of-Day forms.

RL Carriers

R+L Carriers is a privately owned American freight shipping company based in Wilmington, Ohio, which grew over the course of 50 years from one truck to a fleet of 21,000 tractors and trailers.


LaserShip (previously Laser Courier) was founded in 1986 in the Washington, DC metro area, USA. Today, LaserShip’s last-mile ground delivery network consists of more than 60 distribution centers and 4 sort centers across 23 states that reach over 140 million consumers in the US. LaserShip has evolved into a leading provider of same-day and next-day delivery services in the Eastern and Midwest U.S.

FedEx Ground

FedEx Corporation is an American multinational delivery services company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee. The name "FedEx" is a syllabic abbreviation of the name of the company's original air division, Federal Express, which was used from 1973 until 2000.

Shipping company types


Freight shipping companies focus on moving freight for businesses by rail, truck, air and/or ocean. Many of them also work with special shipments, including hazardous materials, trade shows and military-related freight and cargo.


Parcel services cater to consumers and small businesses, including e-commerce websites, who need to ship small packages and parcels domestically and internationally.


Many freight and parcel shipping companies ship domestically and internationally. If you frequently ship items overseas, look for companies who can streamline the process of international shipping for you, including filling out customs forms and handling payments.

Air shipping

Air shipping companies move products solely using airplanes. These companies are somewhat limited in what they can ship, as they cannot transport cargo beyond a certain size and weight limit. Shipping by air, however, is a faster means of travel, making air shipping companies more efficient for many businesses.

Uses for shipping companies

Small businesses

Small businesses often need to send packages, parcels and cargo to clients and customers around the country or around the world. E-commerce businesses especially should look for a shipping company who offers discounts and/or memberships to streamline their shipping process.

Manufacturing businesses

Manufacturing businesses need to move heavy cargo and are often on tight timetables for delivery. They will want to work with a shipping company who can guarantee on-time delivery, including weekends, mornings and holidays, to make sure their business keeps running.

People who are moving

Many shipping companies work with people who are moving to transport furniture and other household items. Some will also take care of extra work like packing to simplify the process.


Individuals often need to send parcels and packages to friends and family members around the world. They will want to work with a shipping company that offers convenient access to shipping materials along with pickup.

Shipping company FAQ

What is the cheapest way to ship a large package?

Can furniture be shipped?

What is small package shipping?

In shipping terms, small packages are shipments under 150 pounds that fit into one box.

How much does it cost to ship international?

What's expedited shipping?

Expedited shipping is a faster shipping process that allows packages to arrive as soon as the next day. This is usually more expensive, but it’s great for last-minute or time-sensitive deliveries.