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Adjusted Freight Cost - Adjusted Freight Costs are assessed when the actual shipping costs exceed the quoted shipping costs. Go to Freight Services to see our terms.

Bill of Lading - The Bill of Lading is the record for the shipment. It may contain an itemized list of the contents in the shipment, include contractual terms, and serve as a receipt.

Cherry Picking – Cherry Picking is the practice of pulling the premium items out of the pallets. Since we buy and ship direct from the reclamation centers, this is generally not an issue. We do not buy from other people's warehouses where cherry picking is more common.

Consignee - The Consignee receives or accepts the delivery.

Container - A shipping container is standard-sized metal box that is used to transport freight. Domestic containers are lighter weight that international-grade containers, and are transported by rail and highway.

Customer Returns - See Store Returns

Detention Fees - When truckloads are delivered, the industry standard allows two (2) hours to unload. Some freight companies strictly adhere to this timeframe. If a load takes longer than the time allotted by the freight company, the freight company has the right to charge detention fees. Detention is also known as extra pay for the driver who has spent time waiting at the delivery site. Go to Freight Services to see our terms.

Direct Shipping – Direct Shipping simply refers to loads that ship from the distribution center(s) directly to the customer. Direct Shipping is the key to saving money for our valued customers. Most, if not all of our loads, are direct shipped, cutting out any middle men.

Dry Freight - Dry Freight is goods that are not refrigerated.

Financing - STH offers the option of securing financing in partnership with Behalf. If you qualify, Behalf will pay STH, and you will repay Behalf on a schedule determined by you and Behalf. See the "Financing" menu tab or click on the Behalf icon on the menu to the right of any page. Once you get financing approved by Behalf, call STH and place your order. Be sure to tell us that you are using Behalf financing.

Freight - Freight is synonymous with cargo, load, product, commodity, etc.

Freight on Board - Freight on Board  or FOB refers to the location (city and state) from which the product loads are being shipped.

Hardgoods - A synonym for General Merchandise.

Irregulars – Irregulars is generally used to define clothing that is less than standard quality. Most likely, irregulars have some kind of flaws and damage. Irregulars are loads that are good for exports to Central America, South America, Mexico, Africa and other countries that do not need detailed manifests.

Lane - Freight lanes are the regular routes shippers use to move goods.  Interstates or major highways are commonly-used freight lanes. A location near a freight lane is beneficial for businesses who receive many consignments.

Lay-Over Fees - Lay-Over Fees are fees imposed when 1 - the delivery is scheduled for a specific time, 2 - the driver gets there on time, and 3 - the customer is not prepared to unload the delivery, regardless of the reason. Go to Freight Services to see our terms.

Minimum Order Quantity - Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) means that the customer is required to purchase a set quantity.Often we can direct ship from many distribution centers without satisfying MOQ and/or having to purchase entire truckloads. But remember, the more you buy, the better price we can give you.

MOQ - See Minimum Order Quanity.

MOS - See Surplus.

Overstock - See Surplus.

Overview of Products - The information provided under each product category is shown to give you an idea of what loads in that category might offer.  See the manifest and/or contact us for more information about any given load.

"Sources" are examples of where we look for high quality merchandise.
"Contents" are examples of what loads might contain, but are not limited to those listed. 
"Details" are items of interest that we want you to know about the loads.
"Market" gives you an idea of how you can use the loads.
"Value" in the product list is usually an approximation.
"Qty" is the number of pallets.

Legend to symbols used in the stock tables.
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Pallets - A Pallet is the wooden base that supports a collection of goods.  It is constructed with slats so that it can be moved using a forklift.  Pallet heights vary depending on the goods.

Salvage – Salvaged goods are merchandise that have known defects and repair issues. These are the cheapest of the cheap loads for a reason. BUT, Salvage is a great load for those who like to tinker and/or need parts for other items. One man’s salvage could be another's treasure.

Scratch and Dent - Scratch and Dent is merchandise that may have cosmetic damage like scratches and dents, but is otherwise in good working order.

shelf pulls - Merchandise that was pulled from shelves for these and other reasons: out-of-season, discontinued, limited quantity, overstock, and/or slow moving.

Shipping - See Direct Shipping.

Store Returns – Store Returns are items that have been returned to the store by either customers or gift recipients. Reasons for returns range from wrong size/color, damaged merchandise, functional issues, or even “buyer’s remorse”. People often just need the money and they take items back for refunds.

Store Stock  - See Surplus.

Surplus – Surplus is new products that were over-ordered and/or not selling, for whatever reason. Many times, Surplus never makes it to the retail floor. Surplus is also known as MOS (Merchandise Out of Stock) when it is pulled from the store shelves. Although classed as "new", there may be a small percentage (possibly 5% or less) that is damaged from handling and shipping. However, there should be no returns in these loads, unless through human error.

Truckload - A Truckload is enough freight to fill a trailer. A truckload is typically greater than 10,000 lbs.