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
The major package carriers began providing PCs and printers to shippers 20 years ago to help them fill out waybills (the paperwork needed for shipment) faster. These devices were designed to print shipping labels, track, store recipient addresses, and provide reports and invoices for one single carrier and were not accessible for other functions.