PARCEL DELIVERY: Know your consolidator

Implemented in January, the U.S. Postal Service’s worksharing discounts for parcels drop-shipped into the nation’s 33,000 local post offices – destination delivery units (DDUs) in postal parlance – have encouraged freight consolidators to court catalogers as a viable alternative to United Parcel Service. The consolidators are now promoting services that pick up the packages at catalogers’ warehouses and deliver them to the DDUs. By leaving the packages in the hands of USPS letter carriers a day away from final delivery, most consolidators are helping catalogers save up to 30% compared to UPS ground rates. Below is a listing of the growing number of catalog freight consolidators and their offerings.

Partner Content

3 Critical Components to Achieving the Perfect Order - NetSuite
Explore the 3 critical components to delivering the perfect order.
Streamlining Unified Commerce Complexity - NetSuite
Explore how consolidating multiple systems through a cloud-based commerce platform provides a seamless experience for both you, and your customer.
Build the Foundation for Great Customer Experiences - NetSuite
Understand how consistent, timely, relevant and personalized experiences are enabled by having the right technology foundation in place.
Strategies for Maximizing Mobile Point-of-Sale Technology - NetSuite
Learn the top five innovative ways to utilize your mobile POS technology to drive customer engagement, increase sales and elevate your brand.