7 Ways to Control Parcel Shipping Costs

Giant omnichannel players such as Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Pier 1 Imports and Target have lowered their free-shipping thresholds to better compete with Amazon. While the big merchants are paying for this in part with a shift in promotional dollars, the move could cripple small- to medium-size merchants who hope to fend off the behemoths.Free shipping offers may not be a reality for all merchants, and that’s not just because of promotional budgets or shipping costs. Merchants need to look deep into their operations and determine ways to keep their parcel shipping costs down.

Download this report from Multichannel Merchant and learn:

  • All about DIM weight and the DIM divisor, and what that means when you’re packing
  • How to keep your packages from getting overweight
  • What the USPS and its partnerships with UPS SurePost and FedEx SmartPost can help you trim shipping costs
  • Why least cost routing software can help you make the right shipping choices
  • Why you need to conduct regular parcel invoice audits

 

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