Amazon’s Prime Air

We knew it would happen. Just not how and when. On Prime Day Amazon formally launched their air cargo service with a network of about 40 Boeing 767-300s. They offer supplemental shipping capacity to boost the services provided by UPS, FedEx, USPS, and some 20 others. Supplemental? For now, at least. With Amazon’s shipping costs read more…

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Amazon’s unmarked cargo vans

It’s old news that ecommerce continues to shake up the shipping world. Sunday afternoon an unmarked white van with a non-uniformed driver dropped an Amazon box at my door. Maybe the driver was following protocol, maybe not, but it confirmed what I already knew – Amazon uses just about any means possible to get packages read more…

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What is Carrier Contract Optimization?

Whatever your particular forte, if it’s not transportation spend management, you’ll want to bring in the pros when negotiating your next carrier contract. FedEx and UPS contracts can be rather onerous to interpret. The language is mostly straight-forward, but the impact on your unique business is elusive. What they don’t show you is what you read more…

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UPS Sued over Declared Value Charge

UPS again plays the role of Defendant this New Year in a class action lawsuit filed in the State of Michigan. One Steven Sitak of Michigan, and International Samaritan, a charitable organization serving the poor in Latin America, have filed a class action lawsuit against UPS with the help of the Complex Litigation Group LLC. The read more…

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What does a shipping audit cost?

Prompted by a recent conversation with a customer, it’s time to shed some light on our parcel audit pricing structure.  We consider it a simple gain-share model, but it can be a bit confusing. We deliver hard and soft cost savings to companies who ship with any major parcel carrier – FedEx, UPS, DHL, TNT, read more…

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Discovering Hard and Soft Cost Savings in your Carrier Invoice

There’s a hidden profit source in many companies. Hidden, perhaps, perhaps because the source is rather unlikely – freight bills. Tariffs of major ltl and parcel carriers such as UPS, FedEx, DHL and TNT, promise on time delivery and accurate billing. When carriers fall short of their service commitment, it’s left to the customer to read more…

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