Industry Topics: Cost Savings

Our Favorite "S" Words: Summer, Sun... and Shipping

July 27, 2020

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. 

Shipping Tips with a Spooky Twist

October 11, 2018

Shipping Makes Monster Cents: 10 Steps to Save While Shipping

  1. Don’t cause delays or overpay on international shipments. Ensure that you have the right customs forms and are providing the right information with low-cost shipping software.  If you are not using shipping software, research...

Last Mile Shipping: There's an App for That

June 6, 2018

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.

Tame Two-Day Shipping

June 4, 2018

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. 

DIM Weight and Why It Is Your (and the Environment's) Best Friend

April 30, 2018
Author: Caroline McManus

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.

How You Can Save on Large Packages

April 30, 2018
Author: Caroline McManus

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.

Introducing the New NeoShip

April 11, 2018
Author: Caroline McManus

A bundle of new upgrades moves this intuitive shipping

solution to best in class territory for SMBs


DHL Parcel Metro Delivers New Options for Online Retailers

April 10, 2018
Author: Caroline McManus

Eager to tap into the growing ecommerce market, DHL recently announced its re-entry into U.S. domestic parcel delivery. With DHL Parcel Metro, the company will provide a delivery service for online retailers that meets consumers’ increasing demand for same-day and next-day delivery. 

Digital Changes the Shipping Game

May 23, 2017

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...

Want to Make Your Shipping Easier Than Ever?

April 5, 2017

NeoShip BASIC is the go-to shipping solution for small businesses. Now, with added benefits, NeoShip PLUS delivers even greater flexibility and functionality.

Vitamix Mailcenter Finds the Right Shipping Solution

I always knew that there was an option to make our mail center more cost-effective,” Jennifer said, “but it was hard to imagine the possibilities available to me without having experienced them.”

Shipping Costs Were Unnecessarily High

Vitamix had no problem creating top-of-the-line...

How the Right Shipping Software Impacts Your Bottom Line

November 2, 2016

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...

Quadient Listed as One of Parcel Magazine's Hot Companies of 2016

August 11, 2016

Parcel Magazine July - August 2016We're honored to be Featured on Parcel Magazine's Annual Hot Companies List!

 Here's what they had to say about us...

Smart Shipping Makes Cents

August 10, 2016

A Reference to Save on Shipping Costs

Follow these 10 tips you can easily implement to impact your bottom line and streamline your shipping process.

Summer: That Time of Year to Start Planning for Holiday Shipping

August 1, 2016

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. 

UPS® Follows Suit with Surcharge Increase

May 31, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

On June 6, UPS® customers can expect to pay an extra charge on shipping packages, measuring 48 inches or longer. 

White Paper: 10 Ways to Gain Control of Your Shipping Costs Today

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...

Dimensional Weight: Part 1

May 4, 2016

DIM Weight 101

Watch this video for a quick tutorial on how DIM weight pricing can impact your parcel shipping costs. For more dimensional weight resources, including a calculator, go to

Dimensional Weight: Part 2

6 Packaging Tips to Help You Save

How can you change your packaging to avoid DIM weight costs? Watch this video for 6 packaging tips to help you save. For more dimensional weight resources, including a calculator, go to

Dimensional Weight: Part 3

Services for Saving on DIM Pricing

In addition to packaging options, there are also services that can help reduce your DIM expenses. Watch this video to see what those are.  For more dimensional weight resources, including a calculator, go to

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