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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,

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

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

Assurance policy  Mar 01, 2006 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Daniel Knight is the director for fulfillment quality assurance (QA) for Home Shopping Network’s Roanoke, VA, distribution center. HSN is part of New






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