Industry Topics: Cost Savings
The summer might not seem like the right time to prep for holiday shipping, but everything is easier when you give yourself enough time and add in a margarita. So break out the salt and a pen and check out this list of tips from our shipping experts.
Ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft are busy, 5.5 million rides a day busy. This means that every minute almost four thousand rides are given around the world by non-professional drivers. This model of business dubbed, "The Uber Model" has retailers eyeing the freelance and part-time workforce and wondering how it can work for them.
In the history of the USPS® demand for speed has never been higher. Shoppers expect to place an order, get free shipping, and have that order in about two days! The new norm of free and fast ecommerce delivery can seem impossible but luckily USPS® flat rate shipping can help.
There’s more than just your bottom-line at stake when it comes to shipping costs. Sure, if you use the smallest box or packaging it costs less to ship items to your customers. And that’s good for your profits. But shrinking packaging also reduces waste. And that’s good for the environment.
The popularity of online shopping has given new meaning to oversize and large packages. From a week’s groceries to refrigerators, consumers can order and receive just about anything from the comfort of their own home. To keep up with these massive packages, Fed Ex® and UPS® are adding surcharges to handle what are often cumbersome and heavy deliveries.
Technology Levels Playing Field for Small- to Mid-Size Companies
From smartphones to smarthomes, digital technology is automating and informing the tools, services, and processes we use every day. As evidenced by the parcel delivery drones we reported on last month, and the USPS Informed...
Shipping Costs Were Unnecessarily High
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1. Guarantee that you’re paying the lowest freight costs possible on all your shipments.
Combined with the costs and/or business rules that have been established in your business, shipping software allows you to automate which carrier and service level is chosen. So, if a customer doesn’t mind...
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You don't want to get caught off gaurd during the busiest shipping season of the year. That's why we recommend preparing for the holiday rush now. But don't take our word for it. Check out this list of tips from the master of holiday shipping himself, Santa.
How did we get to this place where parcel shipping represents such a significant cost? First, parcel shipping in the US domestic and international export parcel markets now represents over $80 billion. About 36% is represented in the air parcel market, and 2%, (and growing rapidly), is the US...
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