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Jun 17

2016

A Few Easy Ways to Discount UPS and FedEx Shipping Costs

Posted: Jun 17, 2016

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 a...

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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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May 11

2016

Service Level Optimization - Getting the Best Bang for Your Buck

Posted: May 11, 2016

Not many shippers know that almost all UPS and FedEx service levels have time in-transit delivery guarantees. Crazy, right? Even ground services have a guarantee to be delivered within a certain time frame.  If a shipment is even one minute late, you are most likely entitled to a refund. While a parcel audit will find an...

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May 02

2016

A Decade Of Parcel Rate Increases

Posted: May 02, 2016

Carrier shipping rates have been on the rise for years. Quickly compare their increase to common household goods with our super helpful infographic. ...

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Apr 20

2016

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

Posted: Apr 20, 2016

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...

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