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Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

Standard Mailers Could See 9% Postal Rate Hike  May 04, 2006 4:15 AM By John Fischer

Better prepare to pay more in postage: The U.S. Postal Service on May 3 filed a proposal with the Postal Rate Commission (PRC) seeking an average overall rate hike of about 8.5%, with a 9% increase for standard mail. Priority Mail is proposed to increase by 13.8%; Express Mail by 12.5%; package services by 13.4%; and periodicals by 11.7%. The proposed price increases would take affect in mid-2007.

Simplifying S&H  Apr 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

For direct merchants, there’s no escaping shipping and handling charges. You have to pay the shipper to deliver the goods to your customers, and generally

On the Road Again  Apr 01, 2006 10:30 PM By MCM staff

In a bid to keep distribution costs down, companies are considering alternatives that they might have overlooked in the past. We’re seeing more postal

Lesson learned from APX bankruptcy  Apr 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Chuck Frenette, the chief financial officer of Chippewa Falls, WI-based B.A. Mason Shoe, spent most of March 15 scrambling to reroute some 7,000 packages

Little Improvements Mean a Lot  Apr 01, 2006 10:30 PM By MCM staff

The order management system (OMS) handles such functions as order entry, sales analysis, inventory planning, and accounting, among others. Many of the

Tips for Reducing Shipping Costs  Apr 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Rob Shirley

It comes as no surprise that shipping costs are increasing. What is a surprise is the extent to which costs have climbed. The increases are forcing companies

APX Logistics to File for Chapter 11  Mar 16, 2006 4:10 AM By MCM staff

MULTICHANNEL MERCHANT has heard from several sources that Santa Fe Springs, CA-based third-party logistics provider APX Logistics will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Zone Skipping: Yea or Nay? Part II  Jan 25, 2006 11:36 PM By MCM staff

So you

Parcel carriers release new rates for 2006  Jan 01, 2006 10:30 PM By John Fischer

It’s that time of year again: No, not the time for keeping New Year’s resolutions, but for absorbing the new parcel carrier rates announced last month

FedEx Announces 2006 Rates  Dec 06, 2005 6:02 AM By John Fischer

Effective Jan. 2, Federal Express Corp.






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