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May 17

2012

What the Recent UPS Earnings May Mean for Your Shipping

Posted: May 17, 2012

For all businesses that ships a constant amount of items, it’s important to note the changing fluctuations of the shipping world, whether it be the updates in new competitors, as we previously noted in our Amazon blog post, or the quarterly earnings calls.  These changes are important because they can help to prepare for and predict certain trends within future pricing and possible action th...

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May 11

2012

Free Online Tools to Help Save on Shipping

Posted: May 11, 2012

There are many methods to helping to save money for your company, especially in reducing shipping costs that are very efficient and doable.  However, one well over-looked area that could help many companies out is simply a few clicks away - online shipping tools that are many times free to use.  These tools are available from numerous the carriers themselves to companies like Source Consultin...

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May 04

2012

The Importance of Optimizing Your Supply Chain with Risk Management

Posted: May 04, 2012

What is risk management?  It is the process of looking at potential sources of disruption to your supply chain that can create financial and physical damage.  The next step would involve the business and supply chain leaders evaluating the assessment and fix the weaker points and preemptively doing their best to prevent the risk from happening in the future.  It may be impossible to prepare ...

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Apr 27

2012

Understanding Shipping Lingo to Reduce Shipping Costs

Posted: Apr 27, 2012

When you make shipments through either FedEx or UPS, when was the last time you thought about how much of the shipping costs you could actually be saving?  In reality, one of the easiest ways to save money is to focus on reducing your shipping costs.  We’ve gone over a variety of ways you can be saving your company money on shipping from parcel audits to instructions on how to write a shipp...

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Apr 20

2012

Amazon’s Potential Effect on the Shipping Industry

Posted: Apr 20, 2012

The carrier system has for a long time been a very oligarchic system, only made up mainly of two carriers, UPS and FedEx.  Because of these two carriers, the rules of the shipping industry have always been based on comparing these two carriers’ prices and agreements and can, for insightful businesses, create a method to reduce shipping costs overall.  However, this very system could change ...

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