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The Importance of Dimensional Weight for FedEx’s Weight Calculation

There are many ways to reduce your shipping costs, but to do this, you need to be knowledgeable about smaller aspects of shipping you may have not been privy to before.  One of the more immediate ways to save on shipping is by focusing on large packages you ship.  Here, we’ll hone in on FedEx specifically, although the general lessons here can be applied to UPS as well.  FedEx, when checking ...

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Reducing Costs Through Shipping Comparison Tools

Shipping rates can vary quite a lot among carriers for any given package whether you ship few or many packages.  For this reason, you should be utilizing a comparison tool to reduce your shipping costs!When you use these shipping comparison tools, they make it easier to save on shipping costs.  For example, one tool will let you compare different sets of UPS or FedEx rate schedules for...

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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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How to Make the Most out of Your Shipping Discounts

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 carriers...

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Reducing Shipping Costs Through Optimizing Carrier Services

There are many ways to reduce shipping costs.  One efficient way of accomplishing this task is by improving one’s organization policies related to carrier service level selection for shipments. Why? Because nearly all UPS and FedEx service levels have in-transit delivery guarantees, in which packages will definitely be delivered in a certain time frame.Thus, shippers should look to ma...

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