Your Best Parcel Shipping Strategy: Source Capacity from All Carriers

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on July 27, 2021

Capacity shortages among parcel carrier companies have escalated concerns among eCommerce and omnichannel retailers. These businesses rely heavily on FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, and various regional carriers to deliver goods. When freight capacity for parcels falls short, associated delays negatively impact the buying experience for online shoppers. That’s why a parcel shipping strategy that relies predominantly on one

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Are You Using the Right Packaging for DIM Weight Pricing?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on July 20, 2021

Though dimensional weight, or DIM weight, is hardly a new pricing model, it remains a hidden profit killer for eCommerce fulfillment operations that don’t properly manage it. Misunderstanding how parcel carriers determine shipping rates can inflate your shipping costs 5–15%, so it’s imperative to choose your most cost-effective packaging option. 

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Online Sellers Need to Control Total Transportation Costs

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on June 30, 2021

While all shipping costs are transportation costs, not all transportation costs are shipping costs.

Shipping costs are merely one category of transportation costs in logistics. Online sellers often equate shipping costs with the direct charges from parcel carriers. As a result, efforts to reduce transportation costs may fail to consider the many other areas that drive up the transportation cost bucket – and drive down

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Shipping Costs for eCommerce: Control What You Can

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on June 10, 2021

All fulfillment operations use parcel carriers, making it hard to maintain strict control over shipping costs for eCommerce. When capacity is low and demand high, carriers raise prices per market trends.

Unfortunately, there’s very little shippers can do when parcel carriers decide to raise their rates, making it challenging to keep the shipping budget reasonable while still meeting consumer demands for fast and efficient

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Understanding Parcel Carriers: Which One is Right for You?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on May 18, 2021

All e-retailers rely on the major parcel carriers to handle critical “last mile” delivery of packages to the customer’s doorstep. While most fulfillment operations use all the big parcel carriers to some degree, most favor one specific carrier that best suits the needs of their operation. If you’re wondering how to determine the best parcel carrier for your eCommerce shipping needs, read on.

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Understanding FedEx Shipping Zones for B2C Shipments

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 27, 2021

If you’re running an online or omnichannel retail business, your customers expect free and fast shipping – and you probably want to give it to them so you can compete with other online sellers. But figuring out how to fulfill orders affordably can also get confusing, time-consuming, and expensive.

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Do You Really Need Two-Day Delivery for Your Online Orders?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 20, 2021

There’s a perception among eCommerce companies that today’s customers won’t settle for anything less than two-day delivery for online orders. But is that actually true?

Maybe not.

Topics: Parcel Shipping for eCommerce, Fulfillment Operations

13 Ways to Reduce Parcel Freight Costs

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 8, 2021

Looking for new ways to reduce parcel freight costs? If you’re not already using the following strategies, then you are missing out on the best ways to whittle down the 75% of overhead that your firm funnels into outbound parcel costs every year.  Check our our eBook on parcel cost reduction.

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Outlook on 2021 eCommerce Shipping Options

Posted by Dan Galassi on February 4, 2021

2020 was a chaotic year for eCommerce shipping – for the parcel carriers delivering those orders, the at-home customers dependent on reliable fulfillment, and for you, the online seller trying to keep customers happy while absorbing some pretty stiff parcel shipping cost increases.

As the pandemic continues, together with increased online buying, it will continue to be a seller’s market for eCommerce shipping in 2021.

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Want to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs? Read our eBook.

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on January 19, 2021

It’s no secret that parcel shipping represents the largest part of eCommerce and direct selling companies’ fulfillment cost, possibly as much as 75%. And thanks to parcel carriers annual rate increases, that price tag is getting higher all the time.

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