Should I ship my products LTL or SPD?

How do I know whether to ship my products Less than Truckload (LTL) or Special Parcel Delivery (SPD)?

For shipments we send to Amazon…

We usually try to build out a sample order to see which makes the most sense. As a rule of thumb, we’ve found it doesn’t always make sense to palletize shipments until we hit the ~1100 lb mark (Amazon does make us break it down into 3 locations).

The other thing to consider with pallets is the longer shipping time. Pallets also take longer for your inventory to get unloaded and active (especially in Q4 and to new fulfillment locations).