Shipping Feature: Delivering a Profit
In light of rising costs for parcel delivery services, what are the best practices that e-commerce companies reliant on the parcel providers can employ? Consider the following:
Dealing With Rising Shipping Costs at FedEx and UPS
By now, many FedEx and UPS customers are feeling the impact of 2015 pricing changes. In case you missed it, here's a recap: First, published rates took a general rate increase in January, with average increases of 4.9 percent for ground services, and two-day to three-day air services shooting up more than 7 percent.
Rob Martinez is the CEO of Shipware LLC, a professional services firm that transforms businesses through intelligent distribution solutions and strategies. Rob has helped some of the world’s most recognizable brands reduce parcel shipping costs an average of 25 percent through contract negotiations, rate benchmarking, modal optimization, invoice audit and other savings vehicles. A cum laude graduate of UCLA, Rob has 20 years of transportation industry experience, including executive positions at DHL and Stamps.com, in addition to his work as an outside consultant since 2001.