Shippers are people who transport goods from one place to another. The term of "shipper" can have several different meanings in the business world, depending on the industry. In general a shipper is anyone who ships goods from one location to another. A "shipper" sometimes referred to as the "consignor" is a person, business, or entity that tender or "consigns" the product to the carrier. In most cases is the person that supplies or owns the products.