Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

How to Choose Between Single and Multisource Parcel Carrier Services  Mar 16, 2010 11:31 PM By Rob Martinez

There is an age-old procurement debate over the merits of sourcing with a single supplier vs. multiple suppliers. In the world of parcel carrier services, which is best?

Talbots Signs With Li & Fung  Aug 13, 2009 9:36 PM By Tim Parry

Woman’s apparel and accessories merchant The Talbots has entered into a buying agency agreement with Li & Fung that will make the Hong Kong-based global consumer goods exporter the exclusive agent for substantially all Talbots apparel products.

PRC Chairman Blair Addresses Five-Day Delivery Prospect  Feb 03, 2009 2:52 AM By Jim Tierney

Postmaster General John E. Potter

Live From the ACMA Forum: So Long, Saturday Mail Delivery?  Jun 28, 2008 12:27 AM By Jim Tierney

Washington–The U.S. Postal Service has reached a pivotal juncture, said Dan Blair to attendees at Thursday

Listen Up  Dec 01, 2007 10:30 PM By MCM staff

We all know the drill. An order comes in, and the picker has to wade through sheets of labels to know what to pick. It takes time, and he also has to report that it’s complete. But there’s another way. The worker gets the order through a headset. When he’s finished, he says

15 Tips to Combat Parcel Rate Increases  Nov 28, 2007 7:06 PM By Curt Barry

All the parcel carriers will complete their 2008 pricing announcements in the next few weeks. Given the size of the increases announced so far, multichannel companies need to look at all options open to them and develop short and long-term strategies to reduce the impact.

Lillian to get even more personal  Oct 01, 2007 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

It’s no secret that Lillian Vernon takes pride in personalization. After all, the venerable gifts and housewares cataloger was founded 56 years ago around

Reaping revenue from roving holidays  Oct 01, 2007 9:30 PM By Gina Valentino

Are you counting the days until Christmas? You should be consumer merchants this year receive an early in the form of an additional selling day. In 2006

Five Tips for Lowering Shipping Costs  May 01, 2007 9:30 PM By Colleen Paulson

Ensuring that you do not overpay on your small-package shipments can seem like a monumental task. Carriers such as FedEx, United Parcel Service, and DHL charge significantly more for residential shipments. Using the U.S. Postal Service is often a less expensive option, but delivery can take significantly longer, with fewer tracking options.

Live from NCOF: Negotiate Your Way to Lower Shipping Charges  May 01, 2007 3:42 AM By Mark Del Franco

Schaumburg, IL– Few multichannel merchants have been switching parcel carriers lately. And according to Tim Sailor, founder of Navigo Consulting Group, that’s to the merchants’ detriment. Sailor began his Monday session, “How Critical Changes in the …

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