Here are three hidden parcel rate increases that impact all parcel shippers, as well as some tips for responding to them.
We’d all like to think that our business partners and vendors use full transparency when billing for their services. … Read more
Shipping cost management challenges are second nature for many businesses. Optimizing vendor management, carrier relationships and total resource use for shipping is an incredibly complex process. Raw data and input from diverse stakeholders complicate efforts to make sense of shipping … Read more
Shoppers increasingly want their orders delivered promptly to their homes, but many don’t want to pay for shipping, and an increasing number are seeking similar treatment on product returns. Retailers, wanting to meet customer expectations, dip into bottom-line profits to … Read more
For retail shippers, there was a time when “meeting customer expectations” meant supplying the right quantities of product to the right location on the agreed-upon shipment schedule. Transportation modes, load sizes and distances traveled were known and consistent. Product deliveries … Read more
We’ve seen recent news stories about companies facing significant financial troubles brought on by insufficient transparency in their financial auditing processes. If you’re outsourcing audit and payment services to a third party, here are a few industry best practices and … Read more