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parcel audits

The impact on transportation costs through parcel audits is often forgotten. Shippers may feel parcel audits lack value, and still others avoid them for irrational reasons. As explained by Jared Fisher of Parcel Magazine, shippers may be able to recoup up to 5 percent of parcel shipping costs through proper auditing procedures.

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parcel dimensional weight

Parcel dimensional weight and pricing have become standard in the shipping industry. But, many shippers continue to fret over how dimensional pricing (DIM Pricing) will impact their bottom lines. To the untrained eye, DIM pricing looks like another way for carriers to get more money from shippers, and with carriers changing DIM weight factors every few years, the suspicion grows stronger.

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Parcel Costs

Parcel shipping and delivery has become a new standard in modernity, and it is only expected to grow. In a recent report by McKinsey & Company, parcel shipping is also expected to become the “future of last-mile delivery.” So, shippers need to get a handle on today’s parcel costs. In fact, shippers should implement and use these tips to reduce parcel costs.
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parcel pricing

Standard parcel shipping is evolving. Today, it has become one of the largest sectors within the shipping industry, and shippers are looking for ways to squeeze better profit margins from carriers and the consumers. Unfortunately, finding savings in parcel shipping costs can be difficult at best, especially considering the major carriers’ constant changes to parcel service guides.

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parcel invoice auditing

Parcel shipping makes up a major portion of the total transportation and shipping industry, and the volume of parcel invoices coming into even small shippers can be overwhelming. In addition, parcel shipping can be a cost center filled with instances of double billing, inaccuracies, and problems.

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cartonization

Shippers increasingly burdened by unexpected “air taxes” levied by carriers
Everyone has had the experience of opening up a box and finding it mostly filled with bubble wrap and other packing material. Carriers hate this because eCommerce volumes are straining their capacity and having to ship air in containers wastes space and cost them money.

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Editor’s Note: Today’s Blog is by Carl Turn, a freelance writer in the distribution field, who is showing us how next-day delivery is changing the face of eCommerce.
It’s no secret that the internet has reshaped our lives in many ways, and especially how we shop. Gone are the days of calling or visiting brick-and-mortar stores to find the products you need.