CROSS CHANNEL: Package Delivery/Distribution ARCHIVE

USPS Releases Proposed Parcel Standards  Oct 05, 2006 1:49 AM By Mark Del Franco

The U.S. Postal Service has released its proposed mailing standards as part of the rate case introduced on May 3. While much of the focus has been on what the changes will mean to catalog production and circulation

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

Eleventh-Hour Debate Over Parcel Rates Could Kill Postal Reform  Sep 26, 2006 5:23 AM By Mark Del Franco

As the House and the Senate mull the merits of enacting postal reform, it appears that 11th-hour lobbying efforts brought by private-sector package delivery firms over parcel rates could threaten postal reform,

The case for third-party manifesting software  Sep 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Sam Flanders

Manifesting software is becoming more sophisticated with each passing year. The software pinpoints the most cost-effective carrier for each package, based

Freight Consolidation and Zone Skipping – Putting Control In The Right Hands  Aug 30, 2006 11:16 PM By MCM staff

With fuel prices and interest rates on the rise, multichannel merchants are taking a closer look at how to cut total costs of goods by driving down per unit transportation costs.

Standard Mailers Could See 9% Postal Rate Hike  May 04, 2006 4:15 AM By John Fischer

Better prepare to pay more in postage: The U.S. Postal Service on May 3 filed a proposal with the Postal Rate Commission (PRC) seeking an average overall rate hike of about 8.5%, with a 9% increase for standard mail. Priority Mail is proposed to increase by 13.8%; Express Mail by 12.5%; package services by 13.4%; and periodicals by 11.7%. The proposed price increases would take affect in mid-2007.

On the Road Again  Apr 01, 2006 10:30 PM By MCM staff

In a bid to keep distribution costs down, companies are considering alternatives that they might have overlooked in the past. We’re seeing more postal

Lesson learned from APX bankruptcy  Apr 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Chuck Frenette, the chief financial officer of Chippewa Falls, WI-based B.A. Mason Shoe, spent most of March 15 scrambling to reroute some 7,000 packages

Tips for Reducing Shipping Costs  Apr 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Rob Shirley

It comes as no surprise that shipping costs are increasing. What is a surprise is the extent to which costs have climbed. The increases are forcing companies

Simplifying S&H  Apr 01, 2006 10:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

For direct merchants, there’s no escaping shipping and handling charges. You have to pay the shipper to deliver the goods to your customers, and generally






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