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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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Jan 13

2012

Reducing Shipping Costs Through Optimizing Carrier Services

Posted: Jan 13, 2012

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 m...

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Jan 06

2012

Money Saving Shipping Tips and the Importance of a FedEx & UPS Rate Comparison

Posted: Jan 06, 2012

In order to flourish in today’s tough, hyper-competitive business climate, you need an edge. The place to start, naturally, is by cutting back on expenses. If your business is a major shipper, the fastest (but maybe not most obvious) way to do this is to reduce your shipping costs. If you use either UPS or FedEx, which chances are you do, it’s important to perform a FedEx/UPS rate compariso...

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Dec 19

2011

Why Billing Errors Happen & What You Can Do to Combat Them

Posted: Dec 19, 2011

Billing errors on your shipping invoice may be a surprise to some companies. With the advancements in technology and the automated process of shipments, why would there be errors on UPS and FedEx invoices?  The problem is that mistakes do happen and are slipping by those companies that do not realize it. Why do billing errors happen? There are two main reasons: One, even though much of ...

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Dec 09

2011

2012 UPS and FedEx Rate Increase Analysis

Posted: Dec 09, 2011

UPS and FedEx announced their January 2012 general price increases (GPI). Why is this important? For any company that ships parcels, the GPI will affect your overall shipping costs! As the 2011 GPI showed, there can be substantial impacts on shipping costs resulting from changes to accessorial charges and dimensional weight formulas. The 2012 increases are only announced as averages and can ...

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