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How Will the New USPS Package Verification System Affect Your Business?

Posted by Greg Marone on Oct 4, 2017 8:55:16 PM

Do you know about the recent change to the way USPS handles their parcel package processing. I think it is good information for anyone who ships with large volumes whether you are using USPS now or looking to leverage this option in the future.

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Topics: shipping system, shipping costs, shipping

InfoShip Enhancements

Posted by Rick Williams on Aug 21, 2017 10:57:44 AM

CLS is proud to announce that over the past year or so, we’ve added several new carriers and services to InfoShip®/Vx. These enhancements are the result of requests from our customers. We value our customer partnerships and truly appreciate that you let us know how we can help to continue to improve your business. Take a look at the list below and let us know if you think your operation can benefit from these additions.

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Topics: shipping system

Case Study: Empowering the Growth of Dollar Shave Club with InfoShip

Posted by Rick Williams on Jul 10, 2017 10:21:47 AM

After initially outsourcing its shipping to a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) firm, in 2015, Dollar Shave Club (DSC) decided it was going to bring shipping in-house and needed a reliable and flexible high-volume shipping system to meet their increased demand.

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Topics: shipping system

InfoShip/Vx Is the Shipping System That Saves

Posted by Rick Williams on Apr 12, 2017 5:00:00 AM

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Topics: shipping system, shipping

When Does Your Free Shipping System Begin to Cost You Money?

Posted by Greg Marone on Mar 3, 2017 2:50:14 PM

When your business was first launched, they probably chose a free shipping system from a carrier like UPS or FedEx. But now as your business has grown, you may find that these carrier-provided systems no longer meet your needs.

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Topics: shipping system, shipping costs

The Frequent Misapplication of the Print and Apply Process in Small Parcel Shipping

Posted by Rick Williams on Feb 17, 2017 11:20:26 AM

For those not familiar with warehouse automation systems, using print and apply processes typically means you are placing a label or labels on a box – in today’s example, we are specifically speaking of a small parcel shipment – that needs to add a carrier and/or box label automatically, via a print and apply mechanical process.  

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Topics: warehouse, shipping system, packing

Workstation Shipping: Do You Really Need a Shipping Screen?

Posted by Rick Williams on Feb 10, 2017 5:00:00 AM

If you are still using a carrier or third-party shipping system that has a shipping screen, why? Perhaps you’ve never considered this question, but redesigning your system to remove the need for a shipping screen could lead to big cost savings, so it is worth evaluating for your own business.

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Topics: warehouse, shipping system, shipping costs

How to Improve Your Same-Day Shipping Order Processing

Posted by Stephen Williams on Feb 9, 2017 11:37:26 AM

While same-day order turnaround combines the convenience of expedited access to products with the simplicity of online ordering, making a pledge to deliver on such a service commitment can come with challenges. Complex processes and inadequate planning can greatly affect your ability to meet this level of service for your customers.

Here's what you need to know to improve same-day shipping.

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Topics: warehouse, shipping system

How Much Do Shipping Systems Cost?

Posted by Greg Marone on Feb 7, 2017 5:00:00 AM

This is a tough question. Shipping system cost depends on the functionality of the solution and its implementation. Are you interfacing it to a host system? Is it a complex integration? How much support do you have from your internal IT staff? What carriers and special services do you use?

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Topics: shipping system, shipping costs

How to Pack and Ship at the Same Time

Posted by Doug Popejoy on Jan 25, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Whether you're an operations manager or warehouse supervisor in charge of the daily flow of inbound and outbound warehouse operations, understanding if and how you can pack and ship simultaneously is vital to improving and maintaining an efficient supply chain.

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Topics: warehouse, shipping system, packing