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How to Reduce Shipping Costs Using a Mail or Shipping Consolidator

by Greg Marone Ecommerce sales represent an increasingly important source of revenue for many businesses, making the need for affordable shipping more critical than ever.

Six Top Warehouse Profit Killers and How to Avoid Them – Part I

After visiting an average of 100 warehouses a year over the past several decades, I'm fairly sure I’ve seen some of the best-run and worst-run warehouses in the country. Running a warehouse

Is the Shift from “Just-in-Time” to “Just-in-Case” Driving a New Labor Shortage?

By Rick Williams The coronavirus, with its devastating cost in lives, global financial loss and the general disruption to our society, has exposed holes and weaknesses in any number of

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.

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? Do many of your packages have the same weight and

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

If you’re looking for freight cost savings and a backup plan to handle higher than anticipated shipping volumes, it may be time to consider

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

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

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

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