Shipping/DeliveryJan 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco
The U.S. Postal Service’s proposed rate changes and new guidelines from just about every other major parcel carrier mean that no matter what type of product
Shipping/DeliveryDec 07, 2006 8:04 PM By MCM staff
FedEx Corp. said on Dec. 4 it will be raising rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery by an average of 4.9%, effective Jan. 1.
Shipping/DeliveryDec 01, 2006 10:30 PM By MCM staff
Fewer and fewer shippers are overlooking the regional carriers, and the number of such companies is growing as a result.
Shipping/DeliveryNov 22, 2006 11:18 PM By Curt Barry
Systems selection and implementation is serious business, and no one wants to make an already complex process more difficult or more costly. Over the years, we’ve determined some principles to follow during an implementation project that will significantly improve the chances of success for all parties concerned.
Shipping/DeliveryNov 22, 2006 1:43 AM By MCM staff
‘Tis the season–not only for gift-giving but also for rate-raising by the parcel carriers. On Nov. 17, Atlanta-based United Parcel Service announced that it would hike its ground and air shipping rates effective Jan. 1. Prices will increase an average 4.9% for ground shipments and 6.9% for air express and U.S.-origin international shipments. The parcel […]
Shipping/DeliveryNov 08, 2006 8:48 PM By Sam Flanders
You don’t always have to spend a lot of money on a new piece of automaton or software to save significantly in your order selection operation. In fact, many costly systems rely on one or more of the very same process changes we’ll discuss here. By deploying one or more of these ideas, you can sometimes dramatically increase your labor efficiency (by 50% or more) and do it without any substantial risk or expense.
Shipping/DeliveryNov 01, 2006 9:48 PM By MCM staff
For every shipper, staying in control of lost merchandise is vital. Packages sent but never delivered are costly
Shipping/DeliveryOct 11, 2006 7:52 PM By Bob Makofsky
You’ve probably heard that the U.S. Postal Service has filed to raise rates again in May 2007. But the proposed rates follow a more complex pricing structure than the flat 5.4% increase implemented last January. For the first time, the rate structure will rely on shape, as well as weight.
Shipping/DeliveryOct 05, 2006 1:49 AM By Mark Del Franco
The U.S. Postal Service has released its proposed mailing standards as part of the rate case introduced on May 3. While much of the focus has been on what the changes will mean to catalog production and circulation
Shipping/DeliveryOct 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco
Here’s an encouraging statistic from Multichannel Merchant’s 2006 Information Technology Systems Benchmark Report: More than 70% of respondents said that