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Merchandise shippers are going with the flow and have stopped charging their customers for shipping and handling, according to survey results from MCM Outlook 2012-13.
In the not so distant past, the shipping department would get a new product from the conveyor, find a large enough box from stock, insert the product, add packing material, seal it and label it for pickup by the carrier. This method often meant that the shipper paid a higher cost than necessary. Today an experienced shipper will consider a few important things BEFORE reaching for a box and the packing tape.
Shipware announced four new partners, Miva Merchant, PrestaShop, LemonStand and Virtuemart, have joined them in providing Enterprise Logistics for Everyone, a push that seeks to help ecommerce merchants increase revenue opportunities by outsourcing shipping and fulfillment.
In these tough times with surging fuel surcharges and carrier rate increases, many shippers are left scratching their heads as to how they can save money. Here are five tips to help keep your shipping costs in check.
UPS announced UPS CrossBorder Connect, a ground freight service between the United States and Mexico designed to significantly ease heavyweight freight supply chain challenges for companies investing in cross-border trade.
Ever wonder how your inbound LTL (less than truckload) costs compare to other direct-to-consumer merchants? Come to the Operations Summit and find out.
There are 32 selling days this holiday season vs. 30 last year in 2011. These extra selling days are good for business
Controlling and managing freight costs can be a real struggle for smaller companies, says Marie Lapetina, director of operations for Design Master Associates. LaPetina offers two tips for small merchants to consider when managing their freight costs.
Is free-and-fast here to stay or will this bubble burst? And what types of direct-to-consumer businesses will be able to sustain free-and-fast?