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The Carrier Landscape is Changing

If your business depends on commercial shipping, you’re aware of one undeniable fact: carrier rates are going up. By Pitney Bowes

February 4, 2016

Everyone wants to get the best price and reduce carrier costs, but with all the options out there, if you’re not actively shopping for those benefits - and employing the tools you need to fully understand and leverage them - you simply won’t get the maximum savings available.

Doing nothing can cost you; in today’s shipping environment, you need to weigh costs across at least three valid carriers with different services, benefits and drawbacks.

Plus, if you choose to go with the new savings USPS can help you achieve, you’ll need to manage the IMpb label process.

Shippers used to go with the carrier that gave them the best volume discount.

This simply isn’t the most effective approach anymore.

It’s important to take a closer look at what they’re doing, what you’re doing and what both of you will be doing down the road because there are real savings to be had by mixing carriers - including USPS - based on where, how and what you ship.

The different carriers all partner with one another to their mutual benefit. Why shouldn’t you cultivate multi-carrier arrangements that maximize each provider’s shipping niche to benefit your organization?

You should - and to reduce costs, streamline your shipping process and stay competitive, you must.


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