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4 Must-Have Features for Transportation Management Software (TMS) for Parcel Shipping

These days, manufacturers and retailers are seeking easy ways to manage multiple carriers, reduce shipping costs and improve On-Time Delivery (OTD) percentages.  But in 2019, selecting a Transportation Management System (TMS) can be complicated.  The marketplace is crowded with various TMS vendors, all of whom promise – and most of whom deliver – significant efficiency gains.  With such a loud din of competing voices from solution providers…  More…


How Mobile Warehouse Technology Can Give New Power to an Old Marketing Tool: Catalogs

Logistyx V.P. of Marketing Communications Lisa Henthorn recently shared her thoughts on why catalogs continue to hold their rightful place in the advertising mix, and how thoughtful retailers can build an uninterrupted omnichannel experience by incorporating catalog marketing into their fulfillment strategy. According to Henthorn in a recent article on Multichannel Merchant, “Retailers are already experts on how to use intelligent…  More…


2019 Outlook for Parcel Shipping: Consumers Will Continue to Expect Fast, Reliable Delivery

It’s that time of year again.  “Best of,” “top 10,” and “roundup” lists highlighting the previous year’s biggest and most memorable moments are making headlines everywhere… and the parcel delivery industry is no exception.  It too has its fair share of these end-of-the-year lists, and for 2018, a frequently cited trend on said lists is the increasing emphasis consumers place on fast, reliable delivery when making a purchase decision…  More…


How a Transportation Management System for Parcel Shipping Combats Distribution Costs

Net landed cost of goods, the total cost associated with getting goods into customers’ hands, consists of cost of distribution (CoD) and cost of manufacturing (CoM). For years, manufacturers and brands have worked to reduce CoM as the means to reducing their net landed cost of goods to compete and succeed in increasingly competitive marketplaces. However, this strategy is reaching its limits, and therefore companies are increasingly turning to…  More…


Four Ways a Transportation Management System Eliminates Hidden Shipping Costs

A Transportation Management System is a great cost reduction tool, preempting common problems that result in hidden freight costs.  Following are four ways this technology can yield dramatic cost savings. When is the last time you checked your freight bill to analyze up-charges related to incorrect shipping addresses? Address correction surcharges from the carrier can quickly add up. One expert… More…