Rob Martinez

President & CEO, Shipware, LLC
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Dec. 8 2016
We asked the questions, you provided responses. For the fourth consecutive year at the PARCEL Forum, Shipware, LLC conducted a live parcel pricing and benchmarking survey in which 56 shippers re... View More
Sept. 20 2016
In a somewhat surprising move to industry analysts, FedEx has announced shipping rate and surcharge changes for 2017 that do not match those announced September 1 by rival UPS. FedEx Ex... View More
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Jan. 5 2016
For the third consecutive year at the PARCEL Forum, Shipware,LLC conducted a live parcel pricing and benchmarking surveyin which 77 shippers responded to survey questions about their parcel usage... View More
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Oct. 27 2015
One of the most common challenges I hear from volume parcel shippers is that they don’t know how good – or bad – are the incentives, terms and structure of their carrier pricing agreemen
Sept. 17 2015
FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight, subsidiaries of FedExCorp. (NYSE: FDX), will increase shipping rates effective January 4, 2016 asfollows: FedEx Express will increase shipping rates... View More
June 18 2015
Want to introduce a regional carrier or two into your parcel mix? Then be sure to check out this special regional carrier section, where we introduce you to some of the top carriers in the industry... View More
April 8 2015
The acquisition of TNT Express by FedEx makes strategic sense for FedEx to immediately grow its European capabilities, distribution footprint and marketshare. While FedEx already operates a sizeable air... View More
Dec. 8 2014
In the September/October issue, we started a Top Ten list that’s not at all funny! Having met with thousands of parcel shippers over the past 25 years, I’ve compiled a list of recurring mistakes... View More
Sept. 23 2014
Shippers, here’s part one of a Top Ten list that’s not at all funny! (Look for part two in the November/December issue). Having met with thousands of parcel shippers over the past 25 years,... View More
Sept. 16 2014
Both FedEx and UPS have announced major pricing changes for Ground products in 2015. Each will apply dimensional weight pricing to all Ground shipments with no dimensional exception. Currently, dimensional... View More
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May 6 2014
One of the largest rate increases in the history of the parcel industry was just announced. Effective January 1, 2015, FedEx Ground will apply dimensional weight pricing to all shipments. Currently, FedEx... View More
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April 28 2014
The value of attending conferences is significant: Learn from a combination of expert and peer-led presentations on trends and strategies to improve processes, enhance quality, reduce costs and do your... View More
Sept. 25 2013
This week FedEx announced average rate increases of 3.9% for Express and International services effective January 6, 2014. Unlike previous rates increases, FedEx will not offset rate increases by modifying... View More
Aug. 27 2013
An interesting side note regarding UPS SurePost is the significance the product played during recent UPS/Teamsters contract talks. Since UPS SurePost packages are aggregated and inducted for USPS postal... View More
April 8 2013
How can you be sure you’re choosing the right shipping system for your company? It’s the Number 1 question every manager faces when weighing the costs and benefits of replacing an obsolete... View More
April 5 2013
Editor's Note: We ran the first installment of this Tuesday's Tip the week of April 9, and for this week's Tuesdsay's Tip, we've added tips #4, 5, and 6 below. Check them out! Just about every day, a shipper... View More
March 25 2013
As the calendar inches closer to a July 31 expiration of the collective bargaining agreement between United Parcel Service (UPS) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), there is a growing... View More
Jan. 9 2013
While the 2013 parcel rate increases have already been well documented (you can read more here,... View More
Oct. 16 2012
When it comes to parcel delivery, FedEx, United Parcel Service (UPS), and the United States Postal Service (USPS) are clearly the dominant layers in the US. However, a growing number of shippers... View More

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