Multi-carrier shipping software increases profitability

November 6, 2014 at 3:23 PMAdministrator
Businesses looking to offer the best shipping options to their customers, while still making a profit, should invest in multi-carrier shipping software. First of all, sticking to one carrier limits the amount of sales a business can handle. With the impending holiday season, it's imperative that companies expand to include several different carriers in their stable, At least one, if not several, national carriers should be part of any business's shipping operation. E-commerce stores that plan on selling items online will likely encounter mailing addresses that are not local. [More]

LTL shipping and multi-carrier software

November 3, 2014 at 2:02 PMAdministrator
Multi-carrier shipping software can improve a warehouse's LTL and FTL freight shipping practices. LTL stands for "less than truck load" shipping. It is the movement of smaller, lighter packages that weigh anywhere between 151 and 10,000 pounds. These shipments do not take up all of the space available in a carrier's truck. Senders must only pay for the space they use up in the truck and carriers fill their semis with goods from multiple clients. On the other hand, FTL shipping will likely use every inch of a truck to ship items out. This stands for "full truck load" and should only be used when economically viable. [More]

New shipping policies underway for major U.S. retailers

October 31, 2014 at 1:31 PMAdministrator
This holiday season, brick-and-mortar stores are changing their shipping policies to keep up with the convenience offered by online retailers. Rather than adhering to traditional shopping dates and shipping rates, stores like Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy are mixing things up this year. [More]

Major carriers prepare for surge in holiday package delivery

October 30, 2014 at 4:38 PMAdministrator
Top carriers around the country are preparing for a large surge in holiday shipping. [More]

Affordable shipping practices for booksellers

October 24, 2014 at 4:24 PMAdministrator
E-commerce and brick-and-mortar businesses specializing in the sale of books require specific shipping parameters. [More]

Safe practices for shipping fragile items

October 22, 2014 at 12:50 PMAdministrator
Packing and shipping fragile items requires careful planning, a variety of supplies and a vigilant approach. [More]