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2019 UPS and FedEx General Rate Increase

It's that time of the year again...you know the time when UPS and FedEx rolls out their annual general rate increase! Happy holidays indeed! Over the past decade (2009-2019), UPS and FedEx ground tariff rates have increased 76.6% while air tariff rates have increased 81.6%. As usual, these numbers do not take into account the accessorial increases or the impact of the size-to-weight rel...

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10 Tips for Negotiating The Best UPS and FedEx Contracts

If you’re reading this, you’re likely looking for answers to some very common questions: How do your competitors afford to ship at free/reduced rates? ...

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How to Hire a Parcel Audit Company: Top Questions to Ask

Let's start right at the beginning. Most people don’t know what a parcel audit is. A parcel audit is the task of going through each and every shipping invoice to look at carrier service errors you can be refunded for. The process is extremely tedious and time consuming. This is where 3rd party parcel auditin...

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Learn How to Become a FedEx and UPS Power User!

Two of Lojistic’s finest, Bryan Van Suchtelen and James Matthews, will be appearing as speakers at this year’s Parcel Forum in Dallas, Texas! They are speaking on September 14 from 8:00 – 8:50AM and will guide attendees through unique ways of using UPS and FedEx to reduce shipping costs. Some key learning objectives will be zone skipping, hybrid solutions, GPOs and more. So if you’re headi...

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A Few Easy Ways to Discount UPS and FedEx Shipping Costs

Most shippers are aware that it is possible to discount shipping costs. But, what most might not know is that there is a multitude of ways to do so. The savviest shippers are aware of contract optimization, the practice of negotiating better shipping carrier rates. Chances are they also know about implementing a parcel and freight audit, the process of seeking out credits and ensuring invoice accu...

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Making Sure Accessorial Fees Don't Suck Money Out Of Your Bottom Line

Accessorial fees are like vacuums. They suck. They (usually) suck to see on your invoices and they can suck money out of your company’s pockets. Accessorial charges are assessed while a shipment is in transit or upon its delivery and can present an important cost management issue for shippers. Since many shippers charge their customer when an order is placed, it is problematic when the actual sh...

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How Some Companies Get Free Superbowl Advertising

As CEO of a logistics agency (Lojistic) I am continually looking for new, unique, creative, and exciting ways to communicate the “sexy” factor of our brand and the solutions we offer. Not easy, given the palpable “un-sexiness” of the transportation and logistics industry. Nonetheless, we, just like virtually every business in existence, are strategical...

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Model Cargo Ships and More!

Since the dawn of mankind's exploration of the water, ships and other watercraft have been a prominent feature of daily life. They embody both the tangible economic benefits of transportation and commerce and the promise and excitement of travel and discovery. Throughout history craftsmen have sought to capture these qualities by making model representations of ships and boats. Model ship building...

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Source Consulting Named One of Best Places to Work in Orange County

Irvine, CA - Source Consulting is pleased to announce its placement as one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Orange County. Source Consulting is ranked #11 amongst all small companies in Orange County, CA. The ranking of the winning companies was released via a special section of the Orange County Business Journal’s July 28t...

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FEDEX ANNOUNCES MASSIVE RATE INCREASE

FedEx just announced what will likely be the single largest rate increase on record for many shippers.  Effective Thursday, January 1, 2015, FedEx will impose dimensional weight (DIM) pricing on all Ground packages.  Currently, FedEx only applies DIM pricing to Ground packages measuring three cubic feet (5184 cubic inches) or greater.  Come January 2015, FedEx is ...

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Source Consulting to Donate $100,000 to charity: water

Irvine, CA - Source Consulting, a strategy and solutions provider that helps companies reduce shipping costs, has announced the “20/20 Campaign”, a new charitable initiative through which it intends to donate $100,000 to char...

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Parcels, Packages and More! The History of the U.S. Postal Service

In the United States, hundreds of millions of pieces of mail are sent every single day. Often taken for granted, this impressive system of mailing by the U.S. Postal Service is an integral part of communication and delivery. The U.S. Postal Service's importance has grown throughout its history, and the way mail has been delivered over the years has evolved since its conception in the late 18th cen...

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2014 General Price Increase (UPS and FedEx)

FedEx and UPS rates have increased 28%(+) over the past 5 years!! What are you doing to offset this year’s increase?This document summarizes the UPS and FedEx General Price Increase (GPI) from 2009 – 2014.Click Here To Download This Free Report...

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2014 UPS General Price Increase

In advance of the 2014 General Price Increase, UPS has announced a 4.9% average increase for US Air, International and Ground services, effective December 30, 2013.  UPS Air Freight rates (UPS Next Day Air Freight, UPS 2nd Day Air Freight and UPS 3 Day Freight) for shipments within and between the US, Canada and Puerto Rico will also see an increase of 4.9% (average).  This announcement comes on...

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FedEx 2014 Rate Hikes

In advance of the 2014 General Price Increase, FedEx Express has announced a 3.9% average increase for US Domestic, US Export and US Import services, effective January 6, 2014.  The FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx Smartpost increase will be announced in 4th quarter of this year.  FedEx Freight has already imposed a 4.5% general rate increase, which took effect July 1, 2013...

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How to Ship Domestic and International Parcels Faster

Fast shipping is one of the keys to making a logistics organization successful. Speed often translates directly into savings, as long as the work is undertaken with due efficiency. Of course, if there were “secrets” to fast shipping, then everyone would know them by now. However, there are certain due diligence steps that you can take to expedite your parcel ship...

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Going Green: Giving Back for the #GreaterGood

At Source, we set our standards high when it comes to corporate and community responsibility. As residents of Orange County, we are neighbors to some of California’s most beautiful beaches and coastal reserves.  This October, we are giving back to the Newport Beach community and helping take a stand for the Greater Good by volunteering to rehabilitate the ...

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Where Is the Risk? - A Look into Supply Chain Risk Management

Risk management has been a constant supply chain topic this year, and it’s no surprise-- cataclysmic events have affected many countries in recent times, like the earthquake that shook Japan and the tsunami in Thailand. Natural disasters happen, and they tend to put companies with part of their supply chain in those nations to the test. For some, these events meant...

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Helping Reduce Shipping with Your Help

Source Consulting is always striving to help businesses reduce their shipping costs. We accomplish this through both our guaranteed money-saving work and the innovative software to help businesses with their shipping. Our work includes freight auditing carrier invoices, which checks for carrier errors that populate nearly all invoices for guaranteed savings, and carrier rate analysis and negotia...

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Greater Good Initiative Announcement

We’re proud to announce the start of our new corporate program, the Greater Good Initiative.  At Source Consulting, we have a high standard of corporate and community responsibility, in which we believe of the need to place a sincere value in people and the environment.  This initiative is the next step in our company’s corporate philosophy.  The Greater Good Initiative dedicates an entire ...

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Source Consulting and Global Logistics Media Partnership

Source Consulting is proud to announce a partnership with Global Logistics Media (GLM) in providing blog posts on cost-saving shipping advice along with discussions on the freight and transportation industry.  GLM is a premiere destination website for worldwide logistics news, information and opportunities.  Along with an in-hou...

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Parcel & Freight Auditing Companies Needed in Global eCommerce

In today's global eCommerce world, logistics encompasses the planning, implementation and efficient movement of goods and information from originator to consumer. Modern logistics has evolved as more value-added services are embraced by shippers who increasingly rely on outsourcing to cut shipping costs and help improve their bottom line. The goal is to call on experts like ...

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