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April 4 2016
Want to know how to get the most value out of the time and money you spend on office shipping? To find that out, you must start with the data. This includes all the information you have about... View More
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April 4 2016
When it comes to negotiating carrier agreements, carriers have a way of making shippers feel great about their discounts. However, more often than not, “fine print” gets in the way... View More
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April 4 2016
Effective Supply Chain Management (SCM) applies well-developed and efficient strategies that integrate every variable in a supply chain — manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and customers —... View More
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April 1 2016
Labeling today is complex; companies are faced with a wide range of evolving requirements. They include regional, language, customer and regulatory requirements, which all must be met in a quick... View More
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March 22 2016
Managing shipping is not easy. You have so many carriers, classes, surcharges, paperwork and requirements that it can get overwhelming. Every year you are getting 3-10% increases, and with the n... View More
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March 20 2016
You’ve probably heard the old axiom, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” I would argue for a third certainty – rising shipping rates. Each year, like clockwork, FedEx... View More
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March 16 2016
As the demand for online shopping continues to accelerate, so do customer expectations. Customers want to receive their order on the day they expect it, making delivery a critical element of the... View More
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March 4 2016
Address quality is a critical component of controlling shipping costs, both for shippers themselves and for service providers such as the United States Postal Service. A package that is addressed inco
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March 2 2016
Parcel shipping charges can represent up to five to 10% of a company's total expenses. Fuel surcharges are driving that cost even higher. And shippers are looking to get a handle on the numerous surc... View More
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March 1 2016
Changes are afoot once again with the FedEx and UPS fuel surcharges. On March 7th, the FedEx fuel surcharge for Air and International will be 0% (yes, you read that right!) and Ground will... View More
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March 1 2016
That question is a no-brainer. Yes — the USPS is still a great option. As shippers navigate the rate increase and how it affects them, it’s important to allow the smoke to settle by remembering... View More
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Feb. 24 2016
CHICAGO – CarrierDirect, an award-winning provider of advisory and tactical services to transportation and logistics corporations, has released its highly anticipated... View More
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Feb. 17 2016
Following the US January 2016 retail results, retail expert Dan Wagner gives his input. The January figures may be a welcomed result for retailers, but strong employment, wage gains and a... View More
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Feb. 16 2016
Third-party shipping is a vital and ever growing area of today’s modern supply chain and one that UPS, through its 2016 GRI, has targeted for additional yields. Effective January 4th, 2016 UPS began
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Feb. 9 2016
Every year, shoppers increasingly head online to cross items off their holiday gift lists, and every year, this trend seems to catch a few retailers flat-footed. The 2015 holiday season was no d... View More
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Feb. 5 2016
Amazon is dominating the headlines by constantly challenging the logistics status quo. What started out as “the leading online retailer of books in 1994” has evolved over the last decade to
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Jan. 29 2016
The final week of December 2015 marked the lowest On-Highway Diesel weekly price since June 2009; after falling for a seventh straight week, the price of diesel landed at $2.235. This is a 34 pe... View More
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Jan. 26 2016
According to the latest figures released by the UK-based Centre for Retail Research, US online spending was expected to reach $349.20 bn [£215.39 bn] in 2015 - an increase of 13.8 per cent on t
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Jan. 21 2016
Forget limiting rate increases to occur on an annual basis. Apparently when you’re UPS and FedEx, you can decide to make adjustments or, more accurately, increases throughout the course of the... View More
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Jan. 20 2016
To be honest, I am in awe of UPS. They execute with the precision of a Swiss watch. They plan, and then they make the magic happen. In anticipation of extraordinary Christmas volume, they treated the

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