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
Aug. 8 2006
Delayed is not a word that sits well with Joe Beery. Its a touchy word, particularly in his industry, and one that tends to cost money wherever the word is applied. Beery does not want to hear about delayed.... View More
Aug. 8 2006
The June 30, 2002 postal rate increase has created a very promising and lucrative market opportunity for parcel consolidators and transportation companies nationwide. The industry is expanding at breakneck... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Are you fully aware of the Four Parcel Package Myths? Learn these secrets and you can start saving up to 420% of your freight costs. Slashing costs is a constant for business owners � always has... View More
Aug. 8 2006
While the rates for the U.S. Postal Services two- to three-day Priority Mail service are changing to more accurately reflect processing and delivery costs, Priority Mail will remain highly competitive... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Every merchandiser understands intimately how returns processing can jeopardize the smallest or largest business operation. If not handled efficiently, returned merchandise can put a damper not only on... View More
Aug. 8 2006
Ben Franklin once said, �In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.� But I think we can also be certain that small parcel carriers will increase their rates every year. While UPS, FedEx and... View More
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

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