As a business leader, have you fully accepted such simplicity in paying your organization’s expenses? The answer is probably “yes, but not always.” Chances are how you pay your FedEx and UPS invoices currently fall under the “not always” caveat. Instead, it’s done manually and ad hoc. But there’s good reason to change that. Here’s why automating your parcel bill payment makes sense.
We continue our ShipMate Spotlight series by introducing JJ Johnson — 3rd party System Administrator, problem solver, collaborator, former Marine, father and animal tracker. He is our loyal SalesForce extraordinaire and we’d be lost at sea without him.
If you’ve been with your parcel carrier – either FedEx or UPS – for a while, chances are you’re not getting the best rates. But you can change that calculus if you’re willing to engage their competition, even if you’re not sure you’d be willing to switch.
For the 2018 peak shipping season, FedEx and UPS aren’t deviating far from the strategy they established for 2017’s holiday season. In fact, this year expenses for shippers will go up, with some of the increases particularly audacious.
With most UPS shippers a few invoice cycles into this new normal since the Shipping Charge Correction Audit Fee went into effect June 4, the actual impact has come into focus. For nearly 54% of businesses, the results aren’t pretty.