Don’t Overlook This Important Step Prior to Holiday Shipping
This time of year, e-tailers are finalizing preparations for seasonal sales spikes. Efforts have included everything from stockpiling inventories to bolstering the labor force. However, one important and necessary action many have overlooked will contribute to higher costs and lost profits.
Has your organization recently negotiated better shipping discounts with FedEx, UPS and other parcel carriers? If you haven't — and based on Shipware's research that includes most of you — it could cost your organization tens of thousands of dollars (or millions for larger operations) through the holiday season alone!
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.