Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

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 …

Five Tips for Lowering Shipping Costs  Apr 11, 2007 8:50 PM By Colleen Paulson

Ensuring that you do not overpay on your small-package shipments can seem like a monumental task. Because of the extra expense incurred in residential deliveries, shippers such as FedEx, United Parcel Service, and DHL charge significantly more for residential shipments.

The Fulfillment Doctor Pays a Visit to…Order Management Systems  Apr 04, 2007 6:43 PM By Curt Barry

Question: Our company installed a new order management system (OMS) lst month. While we spent considerable time educating our users and completing the conversion, I

Expedited-Mail Provider Offers Money-Back (Times Four) Guarantee  Apr 02, 2007 5:36 AM By Jim Tierney

In light of the sizable price increases contained in the pending rate case for Standard Mail flats, the category affecting most catalogers, plans for cost-cutting options are in full swing. One way, perhaps, catalogers can reduce costs is to use expedited mail service from Atlanta-based MailExpress

The Shape of Parcel Efficiency  Apr 01, 2007 9:30 PM By MCM staff

If the sweeping changes of the pending postal rate case could be summed up in one sentence, it would be this: How much you pay for postage depends on

Softening the Blow  Apr 01, 2007 9:30 PM By MCM staff

No matter how much you read about the expected postal rate changes, if you’re like most other mailers you’re still seeking the answer to one question:

Tips for Improving Shipping Performance  Mar 21, 2007 7:50 PM By MCM staff

With rising fuel prices, carrier capacity problems, and pressure from customers for on-time deliveries, shippers have been feeling the squeeze.

RESOURCE GUIDE: Alternate Payment Systems  Mar 01, 2007 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Merchants operating businesses through the mid-1960s were in the habit of receiving two types of payments from customers: cash and checks. From the mid-1960s

Postal Service releases rate case updates  Feb 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Jim Tierney

The U.S. Postal Service in January released revisions to its proposed mailing standards as part of the pending rate case, which if approved will be implemented

A New Dimension in Packaging  Jan 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

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