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Alternatives to UPS and FedEx

Introduction Although UPS and Fedex may seem like the best options due to their prevalence, it’s important to look into alternative small parcel carriers. These carriers may be able to provide greater flexibility at a similar or lower price. This article will explore some alternative small parcel carriers that could be a substitute or additional option […]

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Top 25 LTL Carriers 2014

This is a list of the Top 25 LTL Carriers 2014 Ranking is based on 2013 revenue  including fuel surcharges.  Revenues provided are based on LTL operations only, unless indicated otherwise and include Canadian operations. *Revenue is mainly LTL and inludes less than 10% for truckload and other services.   1. FedEx Freight – The […]

LTL Carriers and 3PLs

The Changing Relationship Between LTL Carriers and 3PLs

On July 30th, I hosted a webinar where my friend and colleague, Erik Malin gave a presentation on the changing relationship between the LTL carriers and 3PLs.  Erik is the Director of Strategy at CarrierDirect.  CarrierDirect works with the top transportation and logistics companies so they definitely have their fingers on the pulse of the […]

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Selecting a 3PL – Everything You Need to Know

Recently, a shipping manager asked me what selection criteria he should use when selecting a 3PL.  As a sales guy for a 3PL I am always anxious to impress shipping managers, so I created the following 9 things to consider when selecting a 3PL. 1.  Understand the 3PL Business Models – Asset based, Non-asset based, Asset light […]

Three Essential Warehouse Skills

Three Essential Warehouse Skills After working in a warehouse for a few months I have come to realize that there are three main warehouse skills that make a good employee.  An individual must have all three of these skills in order to preform efficiently in a warehouse. Speed Speed is an essential skill needed when […]

Who Wants Free Shipping?

Free Shipping For Customers: When “Crazy” Makes Sense Major Australian fashion retailer The Iconic has broken their previous holiday season’s sales record, and is estimated to almost triple their previous profits by the end of the year. Remarkably, the reason for this success is not a revolutionary new business model, or a price-slashing sale. It’s because […]

Retail and Sales: Understanding Order Fulfillment

Retail and Sales: Understanding Order Fulfilment From home-based entrepreneurs to CEOs in big companies one rule is commonly kept close to heart: Keep your customers happy. To do this, one must either master the complicated process of order fulfilment (which could take up 90% of your time) or simply choose a fulfilment partner who can […]