CROSS CHANNEL: Package Delivery/Distribution ARCHIVE

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:

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

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.

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

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.






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