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Jul 01

2021

Win a Free Month of UPS/FedEx Shipping For Your Business Plus $500 For Yourself

Posted: Jul 01, 2021

Everyone who creates a new Lojistic account by July 31, 2021 automatically has a chance to win a free month of UPS/FedEx shipping for their business and $500 for themself....

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Jun 03

2021

Lojistic Platform Tutorial Video: UPS, FedEx & DHL Cost Savings Opportunities

Posted: Jun 03, 2021

If your business is struggling to control growing shipping costs, or you’re looking for ways to reduce your UPS, FedEx and/or DHL expenses, but you don’t know where to start, use Lojistic. The Lojistic platform was developed for all ...

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Mar 15

2021

Comparing Shipping Rates: How to Get the Best Contracts

Posted: Mar 15, 2021

Comparing shipping rates, or performing a shipping rate comparison, is essential for shippers who want to maximize their budgets. Why Comparing Shipping Rates Matters Let's say two people operate similar ...

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Feb 03

2021

Shippers Use The Air vs Ground Dashboard To Reduce Costs

Posted: Feb 03, 2021

UPS and FedEx have made it increasingly expensive to get your packages to your customers quickly. So, how do you strike the perfect balance of cost-effectiveness and fast delivery? Often, shippers make transpor...

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Dec 17

2020

Controlling Shipping Expenses in a Carrier’s Market

Posted: Dec 17, 2020

If your business relies on UPS & FedEx, chances are your ‘spidey’ senses are tingling. With demand (packages needing to be shipped) far exceeding supply (UPS’s and FedEx’s ability to deliver packages while honoring service guarantees), limited options, and a lack of competition, the small parcel industry is in the throes of a carrier’s market. With ...

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Aug 11

2020

Applying Newton’s Laws to Parcel Negotiations

Posted: Aug 11, 2020

Editor's Note: This post has been updated with new links and content. Original Publication Date: January 18, 2016 Everyone's heard of Newton's Universal Laws of Motion. Today we’re discussing Lojistic's laws of parcel negotiation. ...

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Jul 30

2020

Shipping Rate Negotiation Tactics

Posted: Jul 30, 2020

Editor's Note: This post has been updated with new links and content. Original Publication Date: December 2, 2011 Today we’re discussing one of our favorite topics, shipping rate negotiation tactics and negotiating carrier...

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Jul 09

2020

Modern Day Oligopoly - UPS and FedEx

Posted: Jul 09, 2020

Editor's Note: This post has been updated with new links and content. Original Publication Date: March 19, 2011 FedEx and UPS are a modern-day oligopoly. Let’s explain what that means. ...

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Jul 02

2020

How To Become a FedEx & UPS Power User

Posted: Jul 02, 2020

Publisher's Note: This post has been updated with new links and content. Original Publication Date: May 1, 2017 In this post, we’ll help you understand how to become a FedEx and UPS power user. Let's start at the beginning with what FedEx and UPS power users are. ...

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Dec 09

2019

2019 Holiday Shipping Guide

Posted: Dec 09, 2019

Peak shipping season is here and to ensure your packages are delivered in time for the Holidays, download our Holiday Shipping Deadline Calendar below. In addition, please be aware of this year’s Peak Season surcharges. On October 1, 2019, UPS implemented the following Peak Season surcharges: Peak Season Large Package Surcharge* = Additional $31.45 per package Peak...

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Dec 02

2019

2020 UPS & FedEx Rate Increase

Posted: Dec 02, 2019

It's that time of year once again. UPS & FedEx are dishing out another costly general price increase to small parcel shippers effective December 29, 2019 for UPS and January 6, 2020 for FedEx. It is important to understand that the announced UPS & FedEx rate increases are only averages and the impact on your company could vary greatly. Over the past decade (2010-2020), UPS and Fed...

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Jun 13

2019

FedEx and UPS Carrier Exceptions: This is the Way to Save Money

Posted: Jun 13, 2019

FedEx and UPS Carrier Exceptions Can Save You Money Alright, today we'll be talking about the different carrier exceptions. In particular, I'm going over carrier exceptions for both FedEx and UPS. They're very similar so I'll kind of go over them all in the same bucket. First, we'll talk about pick up exceptions. Sometimes no packages were picked up and pick up is not rescheduled. They...

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Jun 06

2019

UPS Waiver Makes Sense if You Have Had Enough of High Charges

Posted: Jun 06, 2019

UPS Waiver Basics There are a few things to remember about a UPS waiver. For those of you shipping with UPS, you're aware that they guarantee their services. This excludes their hybrid services. For example, let's say that you're shipping a package from Southern California to New York. Based on the service t...

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May 30

2019

UPS and FedEx Billing: Improved Discounts is the Breakthrough You Need

Posted: May 30, 2019

UPS and FedEx Billing Insights from the Pros Hey, guys, Rich with Lojistic here. I'm here to talk about UPS and FedEx billing with any of you that are still on paper invoices. Federal Express and UPS both offer online services. This will allow you to build in so...

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May 02

2019

Lowering UPS Shipping Rates: Awesome Tips That Will Make You Save Money

Posted: May 02, 2019

Lowering UPS Shipping Rates: First Steps The best way for lowering UPS shipping rates is to get detailed reports on your current shipping. This should include all the relevant characteristics. It should be things like your average cost is by service level and your average discounts. Take a look at those, especially if your last negotiated contract was about six to nine months ag...

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Apr 25

2019

UPS Shipping Rates Plummet Thanks to Expert Advice

Posted: Apr 25, 2019

UPS Shipping Rates Versus FedEx UPS shipping rates are similar when you compare them to FedEx shipping rates. There aren't any certain rates that are different between UPS and FedEx. This is unless you are looking at some of the surcharges. UPS and FedEx ...

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Apr 18

2019

Lowering FedEx Shipping Rates: Had Enough of High Charges?

Posted: Apr 18, 2019

Lowering Shipping Rates: Some Basics to Remember Here are some things to keep in mind about lowering FedEx shipping rates. The clearest, easiest way is to renegotiate the contract. So, to do to lower your FedEx rates is to take account the timeframe in which you last negotiated your contract. As long as it's within a si...

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Mar 14

2019

UPS Quantum View: When You See It Keep So Much of Your Money...

Posted: Mar 14, 2019

UPS Quantum View Keeps Your Money So as you can imagine, UPS looks down on the parcel auditing industry. Now, why might this be, you ask? It's because auditing services, like Lojistic, returns money to the shipper or custo...

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Mar 12

2019

FedEx Insight Will Make You Lose Money in Comparison

Posted: Mar 12, 2019

FedEx InSight: Why They Made It Hey guys. So as you can imagine, FedEx looks down on the parcel auditing industry. Now, why might that be? Well, auditing services like what Lojistic provides put money back in the shipper's pocket. FedEx Insight would otherwise allow FedEx to keep this money. So, as you can imagine, FedEx does everything that they can to deal with this. They co...

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Mar 07

2019

FedEx Contracts: Changes You Need to Know

Posted: Mar 07, 2019

FedEx Contracts Have Changed FedEx contracts have changed like UPS. In fact, FedEx calls it over-max fee while UPS calls it unauthorized charge fee. It's the same thing. It's for packages that are heavy and lar...

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Mar 05

2019

UPS Service Guarantee: An Expert Reveals Insider Tips

Posted: Mar 05, 2019

UPS Service Guarantee: What to Know Here are important things to know about a UPS service guarantee. When you ship a package with them in any way, they offer a UPS service guarantee. Here's an example. Say I want to ship a package to New York and want to ship it either next day air, next day air saver, or ground. It comes with a delivery guarantee. This means that they're going to guar...

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Feb 21

2019

UPS Contracts: Latest Important Updates Noted for 2019

Posted: Feb 21, 2019

UPS Contracts: Changes to Know UPS contracts changed in 2019. I would say some of the most notable impacts have been in some of the surcharges. So, in 2018, UPS took a massive increase in their over-max fee. That's when you're shipping very large packages, whether it be long or heavy. That fee went from $300 to $650 by the end of the year. This year that fee is still in effect. This is...

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Jan 23

2019

FedEx Delivers An Empty Guarantee and Its Brilliant!

Posted: Jan 23, 2019

FedEx business customers spending around $60,000 or more annually can expect to see a waiver of their “Money Back Guarantee” in their next FedEx Agreement revision, assuming a waiver isn’t already there.  A waiver of the FedEx Money Back Guarantee eliminates a customer’s right to a refund when FedEx fails to meet their time in transit commitment (aka guar...

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Jan 17

2019

Shipping Costs: The Good, The Bad, and The Best

Posted: Jan 17, 2019

In a global economy you have internal/external pressures to maintain high levels of performance at the same time managing the costs between customers and carriers. The challenge is managing your parcel shipping costs while continuing to reflect the capabilities that makes your company truly unique and drive its value. These capabilities stand out as true different...

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Jan 10

2019

Five Tips for Negotiating Anything From Cars to Parcel Carrier Contracts

Posted: Jan 10, 2019

These five rules apply to everything from negotiating the price you’ll pay for your next car to getting a better deal on the donuts you’re bringing into the office on Friday.  When applied to negotiating your parcel carrier contracts however, following these rules may save you enough to buy a fleet of cars, or enough donuts for your whole office building....

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Jan 08

2019

The Art and Science of Negotiating a “Best in Class” Carrier Agreement

Posted: Jan 08, 2019

“I’m a really bad negotiator”, said no one ever.  Especially in logistics. Case in point, I was on a sales call last week and the gentleman responsible for negotiating the existing UPS and FedEx contracts for his company was VERY confident in his shrewd negotiation skills.  “My new parcel rates are amazing. I just negotiated a 9% savings with my incumben...

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Jul 03

2018

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

Posted: Jul 03, 2018

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 audi...

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Jul 03

2018

Top 4 Reasons To Use A Parcel Audit Company

Posted: Jul 03, 2018

You have the achy feeling that somehow, someway, your parcel shipping is draining your company of valuable revenue. Every month you see profits melt away with ever increasing shipping invoice bills that you have no idea if they are correct or just plain filled with mistakes and lost saving opportunities. What are you missing in terms of savings and knowledge abou...

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Jun 21

2017

UPS Peak Surcharges

Posted: Jun 21, 2017

UPS Peak Surcharges Arrives in the Parcel World *Updated with SurePost Peak Surcharge After experimenting on several high-volume peak shippers last year, UPS announced on Monday that it is implementing Peak Surcharges on select packages tendered bet...

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Jun 13

2017

Parcel Forum 2017 Conference Line-Up Announced

Posted: Jun 13, 2017

Parcel Forum 2017 has just announced their conference line-up. Our very own parcel analytics gurus Bryan Van Suchtelen and James Matthews will be proudly representing Lojistic at the Forum this year. ...

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May 17

2016

(April) Fool Me Once, Shame On You

Posted: May 17, 2016

You know that it’s coming. It happens every year without fail. No, I’m not talking about parcel rate increases (not this time, at least). Nope, this time I’m talking about April Fools’ Day. Maybe it’s just me (though I suspect not), but I am keenly aware of and anticipate April Fools’ Day. I expect to be pranked. My spider senses are on unusually high-alert, yet every year ...

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Jun 25

2014

UPS Announces 2015 DIM Price Increase

Posted: Jun 25, 2014

Six weeks ago FedEx announced what will likely be the single largest rate increase on record for many shippers.  As predicted, UPS announced that they are following FedEx’s lead.  Effective Monday, December 29, 2014, UPS will impose dimensional weight (DIM) pricing on all Ground packages. To varying degrees, this change w...

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Mar 25

2013

What to Look for in Third Party Logistics Providers

Posted: Mar 25, 2013

When it comes to 3rd party logistics, not every company is familiar with the considerations involved. There are many major third party logistics advantages, but capturing them means first finding the right 3rd party logistics company for you. In a field that is growing very fast, getting a handle on the world of 3PL is not necessarily easy. Still, it is worthwhile for you to delve into 3...

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Feb 04

2013

Basic Costs of Transportation - How to Save

Posted: Feb 04, 2013

No matter how simple or relatively complex your logistics operations may be, there are certain logistics costs that you will have to be concerned with. Luckily, professionals in most industries will have the opportunity to turn these costs over to various carriers and other logistics services and will not have to concern themselves directly with things like the cost of fuel, long haul trucks, t...

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Jan 31

2013

Why Is It Important to Compare Shipping Options?

Posted: Jan 31, 2013

Shipping comparison is one of the most important ways that you can save money on your logistics needs, but that does not mean it is easy to do an enterprise-wide shipping cost comparison. When you compare shipping costs, it is important to be methodical and ensure that you are taking all the pertinent factors into account. That being the case, you might wonder if the investment of time and effo...

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Jan 20

2012

How to Make the Most out of Your Shipping Discounts

Posted: Jan 20, 2012

When carriers determine discounts and incentives for their customers, they may utilize some similar tactics, but overall, they do not have a singular system to differentiate between one company to the next.  Therefore, they create custom, specific shipper strategies for pricing agreements and makes negotiating carrier discounts highly subjective. There are many different factors that the carri...

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Nov 17

2011

Accessorial Charges and How To Get Past Them

Posted: Nov 17, 2011

There are a number of erroneous charges that can appear on your shipping invoice, the number one complaint of carriers being accessorial charges. But what exactly are they?  These charges are supplemental to transportation charges and calculated using a number of minuscule, but important variables including pick-up and delivery criteria.  There are many accessorial charges just for one packag...

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Nov 11

2011

The Confusion of UPS and FedEx Discounts

Posted: Nov 11, 2011

There are discounts available from UPS and FedEx for both small and large businesses.  These deals, however, are not standardized.  A company often must be knowledgeable of what level of discount is possible if they are to receive great shipping rates.  Many companies negotiating with shipping carriers will not successfully achieve best-in-class shipping rates due to a lack of information....

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Sep 06

2011

How To Lower Shipping Costs and Maintain Customer Expectations

Posted: Sep 06, 2011

Though you may want to reduce your company's shipping costs, you don't want to diminish your customer's experience in the process. When packages arrive on-time, customers recognize, appreciate, and reward such efficient operations in the form of repeat purchases and word-of-mouth promotion. This all sounds great for your business, but how can you slash your shipping costs while maintaining cust...

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Sep 01

2011

3 Easy Ways to Lower and Discount Freight Costs

Posted: Sep 01, 2011

By closely evaluating your business’s shipping and distribution patterns, you may identify many areas that you can easily discount freight costs. Below are 3 simple practices that will allow you to effectively assess your current practices, and help you identify areas for improvement. Logistics Reporting Logistics reporting is essential in effectively ev...

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Aug 22

2011

FedEx and UPS Discounts: Audit to Save on Freight and Parcel Costs

Posted: Aug 22, 2011

In the current, uncertain economic environment, when fuel costs are constantly fluctuating, corporations can overspend thousands of dollars with national carriers like UPS and FedEx. Many executives are unaware that they can achieve substantial costs savings simply by monitoring and challenging UPS and FedEx on-time delivery guarantees and taking advantage of FedEx and UPS discounts. An...

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Aug 02

2011

Maximize Your Shipping Discounts

Posted: Aug 02, 2011

Contrary to what some may think, carriers do not have a uniform system for determining the level of shipping discounts and incentives offered to one shipper versus the next. Numerous variables contribute to the carrier’s process of extending any price better than their tariff rates. Certainly there are shipper characteristics that are commonly considered when a carrier is evaluating the leve...

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Jul 18

2011

Getting Discounts on UPS and FedEx Accessorial Fees

Posted: Jul 18, 2011

Accessorial charges that are assessed while a shipment is in-transit or upon its delivery can present an important cost management issue for businesses. Since many companies charge their customer for shipping when an order is placed, it is problematic when the actual shipping charges exceed expectations due to accessorial fees. With shipping costs that exceed the associated revenue collected fr...

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Jun 03

2011

FedEx and UPS Discounts: Negotiate Accessorial Fee Waivers

Posted: Jun 03, 2011

Accessorial fees refer to shipping costs that are additional to the base transportation charge. These charges seem to go up every year with new ones being added constantly. Recent fuel service charges for FedEx and UPS recently shot up a "wallet- emptying" 25 percent. Accessorial surcharges for extra, supplemental or special services can easily account for up to 40 percent of your overall frei...

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May 24

2011

FedEx and UPS Discounts: Small Parcel Weight and Zone Incentives

Posted: May 24, 2011

Every January UPS and FedEx tariff rates change. When comparing FedEx vs UPS rates, one has to consider contracted incentives relative to the carrier’s annual price increase. Your contract incentives will more than likely carry over from one year to the next; however, the incentives will now be ap...

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May 09

2011

UPS and FedEx Discounts: Revenue Based Incentives

Posted: May 09, 2011

You'll find revenue-based incentives in most small parcel shipping contracts. UPS uses the term Portfolio Tier Incentives. FedEx refers to them as Earned FedEx Discounts. Basically, they amount to nothing more than a quantity or volume discount. Some shippers don't like revenue-based incentives; yet, managed properly, they can be fairly advantageous. Carriers like them because in decades...

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Apr 06

2011

Companies Discount Freight Services and Help Save the Environment

Posted: Apr 06, 2011

Many companies will discount freight services on slower, ground shipments to save customers money and protect the environment. Whether companies discount freight services or charge their regular fees, shipping by seas can pose a threat to the world’s oceans and waterways. Shipping contr...

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Apr 03

2011

Negotiating a FedEx Discount

Posted: Apr 03, 2011

Shipping costs are going up, especially with the global crises in Japan and the Middle East affecting oil prices. But you can negotiate lower rates with FedEx. When negotiating for discount FedEx rates, work with the manager at the local distribution center and request a lower rate. Ask him or her to analyze your account...

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Mar 31

2011

FedEx and UPS Discounts: Rebates

Posted: Mar 31, 2011

In today's tough economy, you need all the discounts and rebates you can get to reduce shipping costs. The major shippers know this, which is why, to keep long-time, loyal customers happy, they commonly offer rebates. But these carrier discount rebates vary with the shipper, the volume of packages and many other factors. ...

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Mar 22

2011

Negotiating UPS Discounts

Posted: Mar 22, 2011

Gas prices are up and so are UPS rates. But you can negotiate with UPS if you know how. When negotiating discount UPS rates it's important to establish a rapport with the manager at the local distribution center. After you have asked them to reduce shipping rates they and their pricing depar...

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