Rob Martinez

President & CEO, Shipware, LLC
Sept. 5 2012
The 2012 PARCEL Forum will shine the spotlight on regional parcel carriers with multiple themed tracks and educational sessions. The regional carriers advertise many benefits over the national carriers... View More
Dec. 12 2011
It’s commonly known that shipping companies like FedEx and UPS extend deep discounts to volume shippers like Amazon, Dell and Wal-Mart. But what cost-effective shipping alternatives are available... View More
Sept. 14 2011
Download the PDF to see the survey in its entirety, including parts which were not published in print. ... View More
Sept. 6 2011
Parcel shippers, be forewarned. Recent modifications to United Parcel Service (UPS) contracts can potentially increase shippers’ costs significantly. If you are like most shippers, you’ve negotiated... View More
Aug. 22 2011
An important court battle that impacts parcel shippers continues to take shape in US District Court. As reported in PARCEL in October 2010 (“FedEx... View More
July 14 2011
An important court battle that impacts parcel shippers continues to take shape in US District Court. As reported in Parcel in October 2010 (“FedEx & UPS Policies Regarding Third Party Consultants:... View More
June 13 2011
Please download the PDF in order to see the figures referenced within Residential deliveries are on the rise. In fact, residential deliveries have doubled from 20% of the overall parcel market to 40% in... View More
May 3 2011
What’s new at FedEx and UPS? Plenty! Both carriers continue to develop new services and technologies to compete for your business. FedEx Have you noticed your parcel reps pushing other divisions... View More
Nov. 22 2010
We recently published the results of the 2010 Metrics Best Practices Survey in our December issue of PARCEL. However, we had to condense the survey due to space restraints. Download the PDF to get the... View More
Sept. 14 2010
As a Third Party Consultant (3PC) and 20-year parcel industry veteran, I read with interest Amanda Armendariz’ recent article “The... View More
June 18 2010
There is an age-old procurement debate over the merits of sourcing with a single supplier versus multiple suppliers. In the world of parcel carrier services, which is best? Those in favor of “single... View More
Nov. 23 2009
PARCEL Magazine, Multichannel Merchant, Journal of Commerce and Navigo Consulting Group collaborated to conduct the most extensive national survey to date dedicated to the subject of parcel returns. More... View More
Oct. 2 2006
Frustrated with restrictive carrier refund policies, many experienced shippers have reached the conclusion that traditional service guarantees dont work. But instead of giving up, what can you do about... View More
Sept. 8 2006
A common sentiment shared by most transportation managers is that each claims to have the lowest carrier rates. Most shippers achieve some level of base discount and other concessions during carrier contract... View More
July 26 2006
Critical changes at UPS, FedEx and DHL yield both good and bad news for shippers. The bad news is that rates continue to rise. 2005 tariffs for each of these carriers have risen an average of 2.9%. In... View More
July 21 2006
Frustrated with restrictive carrier refund policies, many experienced shippers have reached the conclusion that traditional service guarantees don�t work. But instead of giving up, what can you do about... View More

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