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Opsandfulfillment_shipping ARCHIVE

A Few Thoughts on Managing Customer Requirements in Shipping  Feb 28, 2007 9:47 PM By Kate Vitasek

Customer data are a concern not only in marketing but also in shipping. And companies should be no less vigilant in protecting and processing customer data in the shipping process.

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

‘TWAS THE SEASON not only for gift-giving but also for rate-raising by parcel carriers  Jan 01, 2007 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

On Nov. 17, Atlanta-based United Parcel Service (UPS) announced that it would hike its ground and air shipping rates effective Jan. 1. Prices are increasing

FedEx to Raise Ground, Home Delivery Rates  Dec 07, 2006 8:04 PM By MCM staff

FedEx Corp. said on Dec. 4 it will be raising rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery by an average of 4.9%, effective Jan. 1.

Close to home  Dec 01, 2006 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Fewer and fewer shippers are overlooking the regional carriers, and the number of such companies is growing as a result.

UPS, FedEx Ready Rate Hikes  Nov 22, 2006 1:43 AM By MCM staff

‘Tis the season–not only for gift-giving but also for rate-raising by the parcel carriers. On Nov. 17, Atlanta-based United Parcel Service announced that it would hike its ground and air shipping rates effective Jan. 1. Prices will increase an average 4.9% for ground shipments and 6.9% for air express and U.S.-origin international shipments. The parcel […]

Lost Shipment Recovery: Reward Outweighs the Effort  Nov 01, 2006 9:48 PM By MCM staff

For every shipper, staying in control of lost merchandise is vital. Packages sent but never delivered are costly

WERC Study: Higher Transportation Costs and Tighter Capacity Alter Distribution Operations  Oct 25, 2006 9:03 PM By MCM staff

Shippers and carriers continue to experience the effects of rising transportation costs and constrained capacity that include changes in rates, service levels, and, in some cases, how they do business together, so says a study from the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC).

5 Steps to Shape-Based Postage Compliance  Oct 11, 2006 7:52 PM By Bob Makofsky

You’ve probably heard that the U.S. Postal Service has filed to raise rates again in May 2007. But the proposed rates follow a more complex pricing structure than the flat 5.4% increase implemented last January. For the first time, the rate structure will rely on shape, as well as weight.

7 tips for shopping for a shipping consolidator  Oct 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Direct marketers have long relied on shipping consolidators to help them get their packages farther down in the U.S. Postal Service mail stream so that






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