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Leave Negotiation to the Experts: Why Assistance with Parcel Contracts is Important

March 19, 2018 / by Jillian Farrington posted in Corporate Services, Small Parcel Solutions, Transportation Impact

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Every logistics manager knows the importance of their carrier relationships. A lot is riding on your carrier—protection of your goods, budget, on-time delivery, and your customers’ satisfaction level. When it comes to negotiating a parcel contract, many logistics professionals take pride in being able to negotiate the best shipping

Because they do it every day, carriers know their way around a contract. After all, it is under their terms, and the success of their company is dependent terms and rates; however, don’t discount the idea of having a third-party consultant help with your small parcel contracts. The information they have access to can make a significant difference in your rates. on how well they can negotiate. Shippers, on the other hand, don’t have nearly the same amount of experience with contracts. But skill level comparisons are not really the issue; it’s about who has access to the most accurate and relevant information that will give them the upper hand. In 99.99% of negotiations, it is the carrier.

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5 Considerations for Small Parcel Spend Management

February 6, 2018 / by Jillian Farrington posted in Corporate Services, Small Parcel Solutions, Transportation Impact

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Parcel shipping is getting expensive. In reality, it already was costly and now it is even more so. The recent rate increase announcements from UPS and FedEx means that it will cost more money to ship in 2018.  Reducing parcel shipping costs, without sacrificing service, has become a concern for many businesses. Profit margins continue to narrow for ecommerce companies meaning they will need to make sure that their parcel shipping strategy not only fulfills customer demands but also saves money.

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FedEx Announces 2018 Rate Increases: What You Need to Know

October 20, 2017 / by Megan Urbas posted in Corporate Services, Small Parcel Solutions, Transportation Impact

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It’s that time of year. Rate increase announcements from small parcel carriers have started to come out – which means that you’ll inevitably be paying more for shipping in 2018. But just how much?

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Inside 6 Common Misconceptions About Small Parcel Negotiation

June 14, 2017 / by Mark Mylett posted in Corporate Services, Small Parcel Solutions, Transportation Impact

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Here at Corporate United, we are major advocates of not leaving money on the table when it comes to your indirect spend categories. Small parcel shipping is one category we see organizations leaving millions on the table, without even knowing it. But, we want to help you change that.

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Stop Shipping Your Money Away: Inside 2017 Rate Increases for Small Parcel

March 22, 2017 / by Mark Mylett posted in Corporate Services, Small Parcel Solutions, Transportation Impact

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It’s no secret that two main carriers dominate the market when it comes to small parcel shipping – UPS and FedEx hold a significant chunk of the market combined. Each year, the carriers evaluate their shipping rates and make adjustments for the coming year. What typically happens is that one carrier will announce its increases, and the other follows shortly after with similar modifications.

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