Opsandfulfillment_shipping ARCHIVE

3 Priorities for Effective Drop Shipping  Jul 25, 2012 2:52 AM By MCM staff

Allowing vendors to ship merchandise directly to a retailer

Shippers Shift Shipping and Handling Costs Away from Customers  Jul 11, 2012 8:08 PM By Tim Parry

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.

Independent Parcel Consolidators on Their Way Out?  Jun 19, 2012 2:16 AM By Jim Tierney

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5 Tips for Shipping Packages  Jun 12, 2012 11:04 PM By MCM staff

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.

Shipwire Expands Reach With Four New Integrated Partners  May 09, 2012 10:42 PM By MCM staff

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.

5 Ways to Cut Shipping Costs  Apr 14, 2012 12:34 AM By Kim Silva

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.

New UPS Freight Service Between U.S. and Mexico  Apr 12, 2012 9:43 PM By Jim Tierney

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.

How to Reduce Costs and Improve Control of Your Inbound Freight  Apr 12, 2012 2:08 AM By Jim Tierney

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.

It’s April: Time to Set Your Holiday Shipping Strategy  Apr 04, 2012 9:48 PM By Gina Valentino

There are 32 selling days this holiday season vs. 30 last year in 2011. These extra selling days are good for business

2 Tips for Managing Freight Costs  Apr 03, 2012 5:27 AM By Jim Tierney

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.

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