Multi Carrier Shipping Blog

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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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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