Aug. 8 2006
The future of consolidation is changing in light of recent industry events. The playing field is dwindling as regional players are finding independence challenging; PFI and Momentum Logistics are two such... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Consolidators have had trouble for years explaining what they do and how they work. Although this is becoming less of a problem as the industry grows, it is important to define consolidation what it is... View More
Aug. 8 2006
To business shippers and consumers alike, the U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail services keep getting better with age. Priority Mail, a popular two- to three- day service, launched some 25 years ago, is... View More
Aug. 8 2006
We are proud of the Postal Services 225-year tradition of serving America, Postmaster General John E. Potter told the National Press Club on April 5, 2002 as he unveiled the long-awaited Transformation... View More
Aug. 8 2006
As UPS and the teamsters have finally come to terms on an agreement, large-volume parcel shippers should be asking the following questions: What impact will the settlement have on my company in terms of... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Package shippers are always looking for improved service and reduced cost. An emerging dual-carrier model wherein shippers add U.S. Postal Service products as an alternative to their existing commercial... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Who could have imagined, even just three years ago, that the United States Postal Service, UPS, FedEx and DHL fierce competitors in the parcel business would have anything in common? And more interestingly,... View More
Aug. 8 2006
The shipping industry has gone through some changes in the past few months most notably, consolidators are consolidating. RR Donnelley Package Services Division was acquired by Heritage Partners, majority... View More
Aug. 8 2006
One of the largest and most complex logistics networks in the world is getting re-engineered. A major overhaul of the U.S. Postal Service network has begun in earnest. The Postal Services Network Integration... View More
Aug. 8 2006
If youre in need of a parcel consolidator, the first and last thing you probably look at is price. Thats understandable, especially during tight economic times. However, you might be doing yourself a disservice... View More
Aug. 8 2006
The transportation industry is highly competitive. Often shippers have had to choose between partnering with a carrier that offered deep discounts or one that provided sophisticated tracking. That choice... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Lucy Keller, the owner of two Huntington Beach, California companies that sell volleyball and wrestling equipment, thought she was spending way too much on delivery charges. And that was before she caught... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Companies today expect quick, easy and cost-effective shipping solutions. And carrier pickup fits the bill. Customers can notify the local post office of pre-paid packages that will be available for pickup... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Editor�s Note: How have rate increases by UPS, FedEx Ground and the U.S. Postal Service affected the industry�s top consolidators? We posed this question to consolidator companies, and here are their responses.... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Until recently, a hassle was what most catalog and online customers could expect if they had second thoughts about a purchase. But not now. Now direct sales merchandisers who want to get a leg up on the... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Americans have always had a fascination with time travel and the possibility of venturing either centuries into the past or future. As children, we heard of mail that was delivered by stagecoach, on horseback... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Welcome to the golden age of shipping and mailing. The U.S. Postal Service is taking dynamic new approaches to the way it does business, creating alliances with carriers and using new online tools for... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Even with the U.S. Postal Services latest rate increase, in which the average cost to ship a package Parcel Select increased by 4.8%, shipping via the Postal Service/consolidator provides shippers with... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Improving the efficiency of on-time delivery is an ongoing commitment shared by the U.S. Postal Service and most companies in the distribution industry. But until recently, it has been difficult to pinpoint... View More
Aug. 8 2006
If you took a ride along with your parcel, where do you think the bottlenecks might occur? If you answer at the sortation hubs, you would be right. And that�s just why the United States Postal Service... View More

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