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…)

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…)

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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