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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.
APL Logistics and Con-way Freight have launched OceanGuaranteedSM, a service providing less-than-container-load (LCL) shipments from China to the U.S.
Along with death and taxes, multichannel merchants can count on rising transportation costs. The chief culprit for increasing costs is fuel, which affects
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.
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,
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
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
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
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
Daniel Knight is the director for fulfillment quality assurance (QA) for Home Shopping Network’s Roanoke, VA, distribution center. HSN is part of New