11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense. If shippers charge to ship parcel, customers will simply go to Amazon.

Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging

ModusLink Corporation

There was a time, not so long ago, when packaging was simple. As long as products arrived at their final destination intact, the shipping process was considered a success. […]. The post Three Tips for Sustainable Packaging appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions.

4 Air Freight Packaging Pointers from Securing Drums to Pallets

Cerasis

Further, we focus on over the road transportation management to include the modes: LTL, Full Truckload, and Small Package. The focus of this blog post is about air freight packaging pointers. 4 Air Freight Packaging Guidelines to Follow. Freight air freight packaging

Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

Cerasis

Those that seek to succeed in shipping online need to know a few things about why less-than-truckload may be the solution, how customers’ expectations are increasing, and what benefits less-than-truckload offers. Apply Standard Shipping and Handling Costs to Freight Quotes.

Why Parcel or Small Package Auditing Is Important for Shippers

Cerasis

However, some continue to refute audits, but take a look at what could be going on in your operation without small package auditing. Shippers May Be Overpaying, Which Affects Small Package Auditing. Shippers pay up to 5 percent more when small package auditing is not completed, explains Jared Fisher of PARCEL Media. In shipping, fuel surcharges, toll costs and expenses can change rapidly. Accountability and Visibility Are Critical Parts of Modern Shipping.

Packaging Supplies Checklist: 8 Shipping Savings Tips

AFFLINK

Considering the overall supply chain when making packaging decisions will help to reduce costs. Evaluating how packaging moves across the entire supply chain will help you to design structurally sound packaging supplies that will eventually save money for the end user.

Tips & Best Practices for E-Commerce Shipping in Each Over-the-Road Shipping Mode

Cerasis

When it comes to over-the-road (OTR) shipping, e-commerce becomes even more difficult, requiring advanced knowledge of various carriers, rates, HOS regulations, the ELD mandate and more. So, implementing the best practices for e-commerce shipping must go beyond the simplistic views of standard OTR transportation. In the world of e-commerce , it is not enough to focus solely on small package or LTL shipping. Maximize shipping lane use by reducing deadhead.

Top 4 Reasons Why Package Optimization Also Benefits Your Supply Chain

Cerasis

In most cases, this comes down to the way you might ship, store or produce the products you sell. But what about the way you package those products? Product packaging isn’t typically something you think about in supply chain and logistics, but it actually plays a major role in shipping and producing your products. Package optimization of your products for supply chain management can actually save your companies both time and money. What Is Package Optimization?

5 Parcel Challenges You Can Overcome to Transform Your Small Package Shipping and Crush the Competition

4 Way Logistics

When you are running a small to medium-sized business and regularly ship small packages and parcels, you face certain challenges that your larger competitors do not have to overcome. Can you have your packages picked-up or delivered after business hours or on the weekend?

The Importance of Proper Packaging to Reduce Parcel Shipping Claims

Cerasis

Overwhelmed By Parcel Shipping Claims? When thinking logistics, there are plenty of things to be aware of throughout the shipping process. Parcel and LTL carriers have responded by expanding dimensional-based (DIM) rating policies making it harder to quote accurate shipping which leads to higher parcel shipping claims. The shipping cost is priced according to the higher of either the DIM weight or the actual weight. Freight Claims Small Package

13 Small Package Shipping or Parcel Shipping Best Practices

Cerasis

According to Jeff Berman of Logistics Management, 71 percent of shippers believe the greatest focus for small package shipping is cutting costs. Meanwhile, 37 percent are concerned with their ability to meet delivery timelines, and the ability to track and trace packages has become part of the equation for most customers and 85 percent of shippers. Yet, shippers can reduce costs in small package shipping by following these best practices.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce. Minimize product packaging costs and add-ons.

Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?

AFFLINK

Packaging has been a source of frustration and the object of jokes ever since the days when you practically needed a Swiss Army knife and a jackhammer to open a new CD case. Today, packaging is once again getting a lot of attention, and not just for user-friendliness.

Shippers Access Newly Released Enterprise Multi-Carrier Parcel Shipping Solution in Transportation Management System With New Partnership

Cerasis

(Eagan, MN) – North American third-party logistics (3PL) company, Cerasis, in partnership with Pierbridge , a leading transportation management software development company, announces the addition of multi-parcel carrier shipping management to the Cerasis Rater, a web-based transportation management system (TMS). Full features of the multi-parcel carrier shipping solution: Choose from multiple parcel carriers by price and transit time.

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

Editor's Note: Today's blog is from Cindy Banker with ProCorr Display and Packaging who is bringing us some great insight on how to reduce product damage. If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Packaging Selection Helps Reduce Product Damage. Don’t let the product packaging overhang the pallet.

Mushroom Based Packaging Supplies. Fad or The Future of Shipping?

AFFLINK

Packaging has been a source of frustration and the object of jokes ever since the days when you practically needed a Swiss Army knife and a jackhammer to open a new CD case. Today, packaging is once again getting a lot of attention, and not just for user-friendliness.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The History of Shipping Containers

Cerasis

As a logistics service provider, focusing on over-the-road surface transportation management solutions via technology and managed transportation services, we find the following information on the history of shipping containers of great significance to the logistics and supply chain community at large. There are two ways to view the History of Shipping Containers. Below, you can also view the history of shipping containers in one infographic. Shipping between Europe, S.E.

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices. According to Stacey Rudolph of Business2Community, e-commerce shipping is complicated with an average return rate of 30 percent.

“Free” Shipping is the New Norm for e-Commerce, But at What Cost?

CHAINalytics

In today’s marketplace, customers expect free shipping, so much so that nearly half of online shoppers claim they will typically back out of a purchase if it fails to qualify for free shipping (47%). And, while the average shopper is still content with … The post “Free” Shipping is the New Norm for e-Commerce, But at What Cost? Blog Feature Packaging Optimization Supply Chain Design Transportation Cost-to-Serve E-Commerce Network Design Parcel Spend Optimization

Shipping Freight Isn’t Tactical Anymore: 3 Areas That Require Strategic, Collaborative, & Innovative Thinking

Cerasis

In today's ever more complex supply chain riddled with thousands upon thousands of processes, shipping freight has moved beyond tactical prowess for those who execute well and has evolved to now include strategic, innovative, and collaborative efforts to maintain not only a competitive edge but reduce overall transportation cost footprint. This series' goal is to empower those shipping freight with more confidence. Before a package has even been picked up, problems may arise.

A Quick Guide to Make Picking & Packaging More Efficient

Cerasis

Warehouses are an integral part of most industries – but order fulfillment can take a lot longer than is strictly necessary if your picking and packaging processes aren’t as efficient as they could be. If you’re trying to make your process more efficient, here is a quick guide to help you improve the picking and packaging stages of order fulfillment. Take a Look at Your Process How long has it been since you updated your picking and packaging process?

4 Ways to Optimize Your Shipping Network Strategy

Cerasis

One such area that offers the greatest opportunity is shipping network optimization. The question is, how can a company optimize its shipping network? Optimal shipping networks are not “one size fits all.” ” Depending on industry, an optimal shipping network might include the ability to reach all states in two days, while for other industries they might be a pure margins game.

The iPhone 6s Freight Shipping Costs

Freightos

So obviously, being freight rate nerds, we got to wondering: How much would the logistics of shipping the iPhone 6s from China to the U.S. iPhone 6s phones for first month sales will be about 72 cents per iPhone package. per phone package.

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. With software plugged into your warehouse management system, picking and shipping orders has become a lot more accurate. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014. Also the benefits of each of the shipping system and potential suppliers to advance your warehousing operation.

Free Shipping is Costing More (As Small Packages Flood Delivery Networks)

Talking Logistics

Nothing in life is free — and this includes free shipping, which has become an albatross around the necks of most retailers and parcel carriers. Parcel shipping is the fastest-growing logistics sector. Residential, Large Packages and packages Over Maximum Limits.

The Current State of the Shipping Capacity Crunch

Cerasis

The shipping capacity crunch is not a new topic, but the end of 2017 is shaping up to reveal an unprecedented crunch, reports Chris Brady of Logistics Viewpoints. The Shipping Capacity Crunch Is Back After an Active Storm Season.

The Benefits of Using A TMS to Ship Small Package Freight

Cerasis

For small package shipments, a TMS can prove to be an invaluable resource by providing the following significant benefits. Optimized Routes Reduce Delays in Shipping. Shipping hundreds of small packages pose challenges for shippers. Getting a small package from point A to point B could easily vary greatly in terms of time requirements. The package may be transferred multiple times between different modes of transit as well.

The History of the Shipping Container

Freightos

The History of the Shipping Container. 26 April 2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Ideal X and the birth of modern container shipping, a development that played a critical role in spurring the global economy. The Shipping Container: Before 1956.

Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

Talking Logistics

Williams highlighted another interesting trend that is impacting parcel operations: When you look at parcel movements, what used to be UPS handling a package from Point A to Point B is now becoming UPS handling it from Point A to Point A+ and then the postal service taking it from Point A+ to B. One of the things you often hear about parcel shipping is the importance of carrier compliance, but what does that mean exactly, and how do shippers stay in compliance?

Capacity Crunch Strategies: How Does a 3PL Aid a Shipper in a Shipping Capacity Crunch?

Cerasis

A shipping capacity crunch is a necessary evil. Unfortunately, a shipping capacity crunch tends to occur during already stressed periods, like winter, after tropical storms and during peak shopping seasons. Part of the problem with a shipping capacity crunch is lackluster networking.

Breaking News: Revelation that Amazon is Piloting its Own Package Delivery Network

Supply Chain Matters

In late March, FedEx CEO Fred Smith pointed a finger directly at online retailers indicating they need to shape-up on their sloppy last-minute shipping practices or risk losing customers. The Wall Street Journal revealed this evening what the industry has been suspecting for some months, that Amazon has been piloting its own same day package delivery services (paid subscription […].

[WEBINAR REPLAY] 5 Parcel Shipping Trends to Optimize Shipping & Reduce Costs

Cerasis

held a live webinar entitled “5 Parcel Shipping Trends to Optimize Shipping & Reduce Costs” on May 23rd, 2018. This webinar is perfect for shippers of all sizes to get educational material covering all things parcel, AKA small package, shipping. What You Will Learn This webinar is perfect for those who ship multiple parcel shipments from multiple locations and are looking to control costs & increase efficiency. Cerasis Inc.,

The Importance of Packaging

ModusLink Corporation

They rush out to get it, only to notice that the package it shipped in is damaged and looks sloppy. Not a big deal, until they open it up and realize that the product packaging is […]. The post The Importance of Packaging appeared first on ModusLink Global Solutions. Manufacturing to Market global expansion packaging FulfillmentImagine your customer has been waiting for the delivery of a long-awaited product and it’s finally on their doorstep.

Why Having More Than the Big Two as Parcel Carrier Options Gains Traction in Small Package Shipping

Cerasis

Shipping processes and best practices are continually evolving and adapting to help small and medium businesses gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly complex global economy. As a result, shippers know exactly who handles the package from the beginning to the end of its journey.

8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017

Cerasis

It is no longer bound by the traditional constraints of the economy, and Amazon is gearing up to begin expanding to be the best of the global freight shipping providers. As a result, your company needs to think about these freight shipping trends and how you can prepare to respond to them as soon as possible. 8 Freight Shipping Trends Shippers Must Know for 2017. Freight Shipping Providers Will Focus on ELD Implementation.