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What Are the Implications of Amazon Entering the Package Delivery Business?

Posted by Rick Williams on Mar 9, 2017 5:58:22 AM

If you're a small-package shipper, the prospect of Amazon entering the package delivery market should be intriguing. Currently, doing business for you means offering a handful of carriers (UPS, FedEx and perhaps the U.S. Postal Service), so your clients have the best possible shipping options. 

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Topics: Insider, carriers

5 Ways to Reduce Unexpected Carrier Back Charges

Posted by Greg Marone on Feb 22, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Everybody loves a pleasant surprise, but an unpleasant surprise? Not so much. Carrier back charges fall into the latter category. A shipping back charge is when a carrier bills you an additional amount after you’ve already paid freight for a shipment.

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Topics: warehouse, carriers, shipping costs

How to Compare Shipping Costs

Posted by Greg Marone on Feb 2, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Reducing your shipping expenses or streamlining your shipping costs is achievable by comparing different carriers' offers on costs. However, there are a few comparison factors to keep in mind, including the shipping prices, different weight breaks and different shipping zones. Here are a few ways to compare shipping costs.

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Topics: warehouse, carriers, shipping costs

Weigh Your Options: UPS and FedEx Alternatives

Posted by Rick Williams on Jan 26, 2017 5:00:00 AM

In the past five years, e-commerce companies have seen a huge shift with how residential packages that weigh under five pounds are handled: Up to 50 percent of these packages are now going through the United States Postal Service.

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Topics: carriers, shipping costs