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Safeguarding From Erroneous Shipping Charges  Jan 03, 2013 12:56 AM By Rob Martinez

Merchandise shippers are wise to take measures to safeguard against erroneous charges buried within parcel invoices. There are dozens of

5 Shipping Strategies to Reduce Parcel Costs  Feb 16, 2012 5:38 AM By Rob Martinez

This article addresses the top-five survey responses by ecommerce shippers when they were asked,

Low-cost residential delivery options  Jun 01, 2011 9:30 PM By Rob Martinez

Consumers and carriers are squeezing catalogers and etailers. Customers today expect free shipping. Parcel carriers keep raising prices. Consider on the

A look at regional parcel carriers  Apr 01, 2011 9:30 PM By Rob Martinez

When it comes to parcel delivery, FedEx and UPS are clearly the dominant players. But you can use regional carriers to supplement the service of the Big

Exploring Regional Carrier Capabilities And Options  Mar 29, 2011 9:16 PM By Rob Martinez

Finally, many FedEx agreements and nearly all UPS contracts penalize shippers for diverting shipments to another carrier. If too much volume is bled to regional carriers

The benefits of regional parcel carriers  Mar 16, 2011 8:00 PM By Rob Martinez

When it comes to parcel delivery, FedEx and UPS are clearly the dominant players. But you can use regional carriers to supplement the service of the Big Two

2011 Annual parcel rate analysis  Mar 01, 2011 10:30 PM By Rob Martinez

By now, you’ve been able to measure the impact of UPS’s and FedEx’s general rate increases effective Jan. 3. The majority of shippers are finding that

FedEx and UPS to Get Greener in 2011  Dec 07, 2010 2:38 AM By Rob Martinez

The carriers have long tried to minimize costs and maximize environmental stewardship through a variety of initiatives including recycled packaging, aircraft noise reduction, fuel efficiency engineering, and alternative power sources in addition to many other efforts.

Forecasting critical changes in the carrier market  Dec 01, 2010 10:30 PM By Rob Martinez

What can shippers expect from the parcel carriers in 2011 and beyond? Many signs point to higher pricing for shippers, however, shippers can also expect

SHIPPING: External rate benchmarking  Jul 01, 2010 9:30 PM By Rob Martinez

Despite what your parcel carrier representative tells you, you could probably be getting better pricing. How can you be certain your rates are truly best

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