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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.

The Varying Impact of Rate Increases  Nov 29, 2006 9:29 PM By Dave Roy

Each winter, the big three parcel carriers

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

WERC Study: Higher Transportation Costs and Tighter Capacity Alter Distribution Operations  Oct 25, 2006 9:03 PM By MCM staff

Shippers and carriers continue to experience the effects of rising transportation costs and constrained capacity that include changes in rates, service levels, and, in some cases, how they do business together, so says a study from the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC).

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.

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






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