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In the Nov/Dec issue of Parcel Magazine, Andrew Brueckner, Chief Customer Officer at VeriShip provides valuable insight about how important it is for shippers to understand their shipping profile, because the carriers most certainly do.
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.
A strike in 2018 would be at least as catastrophic for UPS and its customers while disrupting the economy; but there are steps you can take in the meantime to reduce your parcel risk.
UPS announced its rate increases, which are effective Dec. 24, 2017. As a shipper, you need to understand the true impact on your business because the announced net average increase of 4.9% doesn’t tell the whole story.
FedEx is challenging shippers to choose between paying more for common service types and surcharges or succumb to the Amazon Effect and fall further behind the marketplace giant and your competitors.
With FedEx’s Sept. 18 announcement of its 2018 parcel rate increases, the GRI season has kicked off. As a shipper, you need to understand the true impact on your business.