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Topic: shipping

Future eCommerce Fulfilment Trends – What Will 2019 Bring?

For an industry that didn’t exist 50 years ago, eCommerce has rapidly taken off and continue to evolve. When the words eCommerce is mentioned businesses are quick to mention B2C trends and but what about B2B trends which are arguably just as important to understand? In this article, we will explore upcoming trends in eCommerce […] ... Read More

  October 30, 2018     

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

People tend to oversimplify the differences between sourcing manufacturing materials and finished products either locally or internationally. The common perspective on this says that domestic sourcing is faster and easier to manage, while international sourcing is cheaper. While this can generally be said to be true, the reality is much more nuance ... Read More

  January 27, 2018     

The Basics of Less Than Truckload Accessorial Fees

When you need to ship freight there are many options and factors that play a part in your decision. If you are considering a less than truckload (LTL) service, it can be intimidating to understand everything that is involved in the process. When embarking into the transport and logistics industry, there is a plethora of […] ... Read More

  January 18, 2018     

8 Eco-Friendly Packaging Alternatives for Your Shipping Needs

Today, we welcome our guest poster, Cory Levins, who serves as the Director of Business Development for Air Sea Containers. Cory oversees the development and implementation of ASC’s internal and external marketing program, driving revenue and profits from the Miami FL headquarters. Before joining Air Sea Containers, Cory Levins was the Director o ... Read More

  January 16, 2018     

Home or Away: Where Should Your Business Source Its Inventory?

Procurement has changed a great deal over the last decade. When considering where to source raw materials and finished products, the general consensus has long been that domestically sourced products were typically higher quality and had shorter lead times, but that sourcing abroad could lead to major cost efficiencies. These days, overseas factori ... Read More

  January 15, 2018     

Five Facts About Shipping Yards That Will Blow Your Mind

Today, we welcome our guest poster, Cory Levins, who serves as the Director of Business Development for Air Sea Containers. Cory oversees the development and implementation of ASC’s internal and external marketing program, driving revenue and profits from the Miami FL headquarters. Before joining Air Sea Containers, Cory Levins was the Director o ... Read More

  January 12, 2018     

Shipping Musts and Must-Nots

Online purchasing has not-so-slowly and very surely become the way people shop. It is efficient, convenient and best of all can be done without any concern for traffic or trying to find dreaded car-parking at a mall. But in this age of ultra-convenience, a downside to online shopping is that we have to wait for […] ... Read More

  December 2, 2017     

Getting Up To Speed With LTL Accessorial Fees

Buying transportation is usually cheaper when your business is buying an entire truckload of space rather than part of a trailer or even parcels. ‘Less than truckload’ shipping (also known as LTL shipping) usually refers to palletised shipments that are too large for parcel carriers but which do not fill an entire truck. LTL consignments [&hell ... Read More

  November 17, 2017     

5 Best Practices for Shipping Success

Whether your business is retail or wholesale, shipping should be a key area of focus. Many businesses fail to optimise their shipping arrangements, failing to take into account the potential cost savings and customer experience improvements that can be achieved. Let’s look at some of the key shipping practices that are commonly used by successful ... Read More

  October 30, 2017     

Optimise shipping for the best customer experience

When creating a product for a customer and achieving a sale, the job is not finished. The job is only complete when the product is sitting in the customer’s hands with the customer satisfied with its quality and their experience. Therefore, it is extremely important to put just as much emphasis on optimising the shipping […] ... Read More

  October 25, 2017     

Better Inventory Control With Successful Shipping Procedures

Shipping products out to your customer base can be an exciting time. However, it can also be a tricky time, considering the multitude of factors you have to consider to ensure inventory control runs smoothly. Below, we explain some key ways to ensure your shipping procedure runs effectively. Packaging How and what you package is […] ... Read More

  September 25, 2017     

A penny saved is a penny earned: How this extends to freight costs

Running a business can be a tricky one, especially when it comes to trying to save money and keeping the bottom line flourishing. Often the things that can eat away at the bottom line are essential running costs which often go unnoticed. One of these cost categories is freight costs. Keep reading to learn how […] ... Read More

  July 20, 2017     

Eight Ways to Cut Freight Charges

Part of operating a business is providing something for someone else for a charge. Now unless you provide services, it is likely that a significant proportion of your operations involves bundling up stock, booking couriers and sending it out to customers. There are many types of freight and modes of transport all with differing logistics. [… ... Read More

  July 12, 2017     

A Primer on Port Charges: How Port Charges Affect Your Business

The cost of shipping inventory can be significant – depending on your market position, your business may bear the transportation costs for inbound materials, outbound finished goods or even both. Although it is worthwhile understanding what factors affect transportation costs, port charges can be particularly difficult to understand. What are ... Read More

  July 4, 2017     

Five Strategies to Reduce Freight Costs

For businesses that deal in large quantities of inventory, transportation costs can have a significant impact on profitability and growth. Transport costs can be mystifying for many businesses, with a number of different freight products, classes and highly dynamic costs. Although it pays to plan for cost spikes, the best strategy to reduce the fin ... Read More

  May 24, 2017     

Unlocking Freight Savings through LTL Shipping

LTL, or ‘less than truckload’ shipping, generally refers to palletised and oversized parcel shipments that do not fill a carrier’s truck. LTL consignments are usually packed on wrapped pallets or in large containers – the carrier then pools multiple customers’ freight together to fill a truck for shipping. LTL operators essentially oc ... Read More

  May 23, 2017