Multi Carrier Shipping Blog

Is This Goodbye for Parcel Tracking and Carrier Refund Services?

Recent small parcel contract changes are meant to cut out third-party package tracking services. Carriers are adding language to contracts and enforcing longstanding prohibitions against the use of these services.

Parcel shippers take note – if you use of third-party parcel tracking and refund services to recoup overcharges on delayed package deliveries, you may soon need a backup plan.
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How Much is Your Slow Shipping System Really Costing You?

by Rick Williams

Today’s Shipping Software Needs to Be Both Smarter and Faster

When I entered the shipping industry decades ago, there were less than 50 companies using what were then known as Computer Manifest Systems (today referred to as Multi-Carrier Shipping Systems). In the 1980’s, these were mainframe systems used by very high-volume shippers like Montgomery Ward, Spiegel and Avon. My entire UPS district had fewer than 50 shippers that shipped over 2,000 packages per day. 
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How to Set Up an Integrated Packing and Shipping Station

By Rick Williams

One of the biggest issues we see time and again in warehouses is the segregation of the packing and shiping stations. In the majority of cases these two operations can be combined into a single station, speeding up fulfillment and reducing time and manpower requirements.

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Client Success Story: 5.11 Tactical Improved Productivity through InfoShip®/Vx

Learn how gear and apparel company 5.11 Tactical eliminated shipping bottlenecks, sped up fulfillment, enhanced customer delivery service flexibility and reduced “where is my order” calls with CLS and InfoShip®/Vx.
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Four Proven Ways to Reduce Shipping Costs

By Rick Williams

Are you looking for ways to reduce shipping costs? In addition to negotiating getting the best possible rates from your carriers and tracking your packages to identify late delivery refunds, here are four cost-saving insights we’ve gained from decades of working with clients of all sizes and across multiple industries.
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The Definition of Outbound Consolidation [In Under 100 Words]

Consolidation of a number of small shipments for various customers into a larger load. The large load is then shipped to a location near the customers, where it is broken down, and the small shipments are distributed to the customers. This can reduce overall shipping charges where many small packet or parcel shipments are handled each day.
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