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How Can I Reduce My Shipping Costs?

The largest general rate increase (GRI) for carriers is taking effect December 2022 - January 2023 across the country. This...

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How Can I Reduce My Shipping Costs?

UPS Announces 6.9% General Rate Increase for 2023

Following the announcement of its main competitor, FedEx, UPS announces that it will also be increasing its rates by 6.9%. The...

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UPS Announces 6.9% General Rate Increase for 2023

FedEx Announces Largest General Rate Increase In Its History

FedEx announced that it would be increasing its rates by 6.9%, effective January 2, 2023. This is their largest general rate...

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FedEx Announces Largest General Rate Increase In Its History

UPS Shipping Rates

Shipping rates can be a bit confusing. There are so many different services, variables, and factors that affect how much it costs...

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UPS Shipping Rates

FedEx Shipping Rates

FedEx is the second largest shipping company in the world behind UPS. The company provides services for both business-to-business...

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FedEx Shipping Rates

Carrier Management | Best Practices

Carrier management, an extension of transportation management systems (TMS), is designed to give shippers significant advantages...

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Carrier Management | Best Practices

Contract Carrier Example

Do you ever find yourself asking what is a contract carrier? We thought so. A contract carrier is defined as a “business that...

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Contract Carrier Example

How to Approach Rate Negotiation in Logistics

Negotiating rates with carriers is something shippers know all too well. Even with a great relationship, it’s business. The...

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How to Approach Rate Negotiation in Logistics

Contract Carrier Companies | Contract Carrier vs Common Carrier

Contract carrier companies are shipping carriers that work with customers to move goods or people between locations under the...

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Contract Carrier Companies | Contract Carrier vs Common Carrier

Negotiating Contracts with Vendors

Contract negotiation with vendors can be overwhelming. You are being told you have the best rate, but no one on either side of...

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Negotiating Contracts with Vendors

What is a Contract Carrier Agreement | Definition

A contract carrier agreement is a legally binding document between a carrier (like UPS or FedEx) and a customer detailing terms...

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What is a Contract Carrier Agreement | Definition

The Importance of Contract Negotiation

Contract negotiation is vital to creating mutually beneficial business relationships and decreasing conflict and confusion...

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The Importance of Contract Negotiation

Small Parcel Negotiation

If you ship in any capacity, you have dealt with shipping contracts through a variety of carriers. This means you understand the...

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Small Parcel Negotiation

How Do You Optimize Transportation Costs?

In the modern age, the fees associated with shipping can make even the most seasoned business owners’ heads spin. One shipping...

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How Do You Optimize Transportation Costs?
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Small Parcel Negotiations

High-volume shipping is expensive and a business cost that you can’t avoid. With rising rates, high fuel costs, and a...

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Small Parcel Negotiations

Shipping Audit Checklist

Shipping Audit Checklist

For companies that ship a significant amount of parcels each year, getting the most out of shipping...

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Shipping Audit Checklist

Commercial Invoice Fedex

Any time you’re shipping internationally, it’s essential that you accurately and completely document various aspects of your...

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Commercial Invoice Fedex
carrier contract negotiation

Carrier Contract Negotiation

What is carrier contract negotiation?

As a business owner you should never feel like you’re stuck with the contract that you’re...

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Carrier Contract Negotiation
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