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BikeFlights adds new booking interface to ship e-bikes

Published October 5, 2017
The company is now offering e-bike shipping certification for retailers.

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — BikeFlights has adjusted its website to make it easier for people to ship bikes with batteries, including pedal assist e-bikes.

Cyclists are now prompted when booking to indicate whether their shipment does or doesn't include batteries and if so, whether those batteries are contained within components and gear, are part of an e-bike or are standalone. The answers let better direct its customers to appropriate shipping options that are in compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.

Effectively immediately, certified e-bike shippers now get their labels for e-bike shipments within a few minutes, just as they would for shipments of bikes without motors and batteries. does not assess a Hazmat fee for shipping complete e-bikes; however, a $40 Hazmat fee does apply for standalone battery shipments.

"The demand for shipping e-bikes is only going to keep increasing, and this is great news for our e-bike shipping partners," said's owner, William Alcorn. "They can now ship more efficiently and save money." customers who ship complete e-bikes or batteries must be certified e-bike shippers. Customers may contact Support to get certified. Certification is open to businesses and individuals, costs $150 and takes a few hours to complete.

Cyclists who do not have e-bike shipping certification may still ship e-bikes with; however, they must do so through a certified e-bike shipper. They may contact Support to be connected with certified partner shops.



Topics associated with this article: Electric bike

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