Fulfillment: Money-saving Shipping Ideas
Implementing the following three smart strategies can help you save money on your merchandise shipping.
¥ If you ship books, CDs and/or other small items, use the U.S. Postal Service’s Media Mail program and save up to 50 percent off the mailings’ costs of other carriers, said Mark Taylor, CEO of Taylor Systems Engineering, a consultancy and provider of shipping systems, during the panel discussion”60 Ideas in 60 Minutes: Fufillment” held during the National Conference on Operations and Fulfillment, in Grapevine, Texas, last week.
¥ For orders worth more than $100, never pay the retail insurance rates of the big carriers, said Taylor. Save money by using third-party providers of such services.
¥ Less-than-truckload carriers can charge up to 83 percent less than parcel carriers for boxes that weigh less than 200 pounds, Taylor noted.