TI Audio Blog: Taking the Guesswork Out of Small Parcel Shipping Costs
FedEx and UPS make it hard to understand their rates. Here’s some advice on how to take control back from the carriers and make sure you understand and are managing your small parcel costs as well as you should be.
Logistics can account for as much as 25% of a business’s overall costs, making it a worthwhile area for every company to focus on. A problem for most, though, is that routing and rating small parcel packages is complex. This makes it hard for companies to know when they are making the best carrier choice on shipments and provides little confidence in their ability to predict the actual costs they’ll be invoiced by the carriers.
There are many reasons why it’s difficult to pinpoint actual small parcel shipping costs, but a small investment in time to understand these differences can result in huge savings. Here are some of the ways rates can be difficult to understand, so you are better prepared.
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