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Blind Shipment

A freight shipment in which the shipper or receiver is not disclosed to the other party.

What is a Blind Shipment?

Blind Shipments are typically used in two common scenarios:

  • Shipper doesn’t want end-customer to know a third party was involved
  • Third-party between the shipper and receiver doesn’t want the two parties to work directly with one another

This type of shipping is common when arranging dropshipping deliveries or similar practices where sellers try to deliver direct to customers. 

This should not be confused with double-brokering, where a broker will hire another broker to arrange shipments for them. Double-brokering is unethical and reputable brokers will ensure to properly vet carriers and avoid such arrangements.  

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