Multi Carrier Shipping Blog

Five Ways to Reduce Unexpected Carrier Back Charges

by Greg Marone

Everybody loves a pleasant surprise, but an unpleasant surprise – not so much. Without a doubt, unexpected carrier back charges fall into the unpleasant category. A shipping back charge is a supplemental fee charged to you by the carrier after delivery is completed – in addition to the freight charges you expected to pay for the shipment. (more…)

How to Reduce Shipping Costs with Pre-Manifesting

How many staff members does it take to ship a single package in your warehouse? Does every order go through the same process? Does many of your packages have the same weight and dimensions. If so, you may be able to streamline the process with pre-manifesting to ship faster and free up staff to focus on other important work your warehouse. (more…)

Cost and Service Reasons to Consider Alternative Carriers for Your Delivery Network

Reduce Freight Costs by Considering Alternative Carriers to UPS and FedEx

If you’re looking for freight cost savings, it may be time to consider other carriers for specific delivery areas in your network. For many companies, it’s a worthy question – in recent years, e-commerce companies have seen a huge shift in the way residential packages weighing less than five pounds are handled. Up to 50% of these packages are now being delivered through the United States Postal Service (USPS).


CLS Achieves Platinum Status as a 2020 FedEx Compatible Provider

We’re proud to announce that CLS has been named a FedEx Compatible Platinum Partner for 2020. This is the latest in a series of FedEx awards by our company, demonstrating our continuing commitment to provide best-in-class multi-carrier shipping software to our mutual customers and the marketplace. As a FedEx Compatible provider, CLS has integrated core FedEx functionality directly into the InfoShip®/Vx shipping software solution. (more…)

Is Your E-Commerce Order Volume Plateauing? This May Be the Culprit

Recently on CNBC, Steve Liesman shared a comparison chart that seemed to indicate we may be seeing a plateau in eCommerce shipping volumes.

Anecdotally that may be true, but I see it as the result of a deeper problem − and one that has nothing to do with the plateauing of sales.

In my experience, there is an “80/20” rule taking place for eCommerce shippers − for 80% of these shippers, order volume is indeed plateauing. But for the other 20% of eCommerce shippers, order volumes (and sales) are continuing to grow very well, year after year. (more…)