Ship ARCHIVE

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.

New Service for LCL Shipments from China  Aug 16, 2006 5:27 AM By MCM staff

APL Logistics and Con-way Freight have launched OceanGuaranteedSM, a service providing less-than-container-load (LCL) shipments from China to the U.S.

Trimming Your Transportation Costs  Jul 01, 2006 9:30 PM By Mark Del Franco

Along with death and taxes, multichannel merchants can count on rising transportation costs. The chief culprit for increasing costs is fuel, which affects

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.

Live from NCOF: Online Procurement Changing LTL  Apr 12, 2006 8:08 PM By Mark Del Franco

Transportation is no longer a commodity but a strategic decision thanks to online procurement, said Brad Gregory, director of sales and software alliances for SMC, a consultancy on less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping, during his Tuesday session,

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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