Using uShip's BOL as a Service Provider
The Bill of Lading (BOL) is a legal document between you and your shipping customer detailing the type, quantity, origin and destination of the goods being carried. You will want to have this signed by an authorized person from your business entity, the shipper and the consignee at the pickup and delivery of the shipment. The BOL is useful in the case of damages and when an insurance claim is filed. You and the authorized consignee will want to make note of any damages or issues before signing the BOL at both pick up and delivery.
For most shipments and for your convenience, uShip generates an electronic and printable BOL utilizing the booking information provided by both parties for your use in tendering the shipment. The uShip BOL is also important because it lets you know that the customer has paid for the shipment in-full, upfront through the site. If the customer makes changes to a shipment after booking, then you and the customer will need to either make changes to the bill of lading or cancel the shipment and rebook with the updated information.
This is a very important tool for you and your business. Don’t underestimate the importance of documenting your work. It’s always best to be prepared.
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