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InfoShip/Vx Is the Shipping System That Saves

Posted by Rick Williams on Apr 12, 2017 8:00:00 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 5:50:14 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 2:20:26 PM

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 8:00:00 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 2:37:26 PM

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 8:00:00 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 8:00:00 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

Oracle v. SAP: Which ERP System Is Better?

Posted by Greg Marone on Jan 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When you are trying to figure out which enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to use, it's not always a simple decision to make. Moreover, it's not unlikely that shipping may not be a priority on your list. However, the decision does not have to be time-consuming.

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Topics: shipping system, ERP

How to Safely Ship HAZMAT and Lithium Batteries

Posted by Doug Popejoy on Jan 20, 2017 11:24:48 AM

When it comes to dangerous materials, shipping requires much more attention than simply tossing items into a box. One of the most common questions CLS receives is, “How do I ship hazardous materials (HAZMAT)?” This is often followed by “How do I ship lithium batteries?”

The short answer is very carefully.

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Topics: multichannel shipping, shipping system

IaaS, SaaS and PaaS: What They Are and How They Relate to Shipping

Posted by Chris Allen on Jan 17, 2017 9:26:34 AM

You've decided to make the jump from strictly on-premises shipping software to one that's cloud-based. The problem is that you can't make informed decisions about this change when you're bogged down in cloud terminology.

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Topics: shipping system