Overcoming those frequent parcel carrier website changes

If you've recently visited the FedEx or UPS websites, you've encountered multiple changes being made by those carriers to their sites. Some are purely cosmetic; others have been major changes to navigation and the actual structure of web pages themselves. Even if you haven't noticed these changes, members of your team tasked with performing duties on the sites no doubt have.

Shoptalk 2017: Artificial Intelligence and Parcel

Articles Ross Reed on March 31, 2017

Shoptalk dubs itself “the nextgen commerce event.” This year’s conference, with more than 5,500 attendees from around the world and no shortage of big announcements or powerful influencers, fit that bill.

FedEx Reports Record Peak Season Volume

Breaking News Jeremy Lee on March 27, 2017

In its fiscal third quarter earnings report released March 21, FedEx announced record volume during its post-Thanksgiving peak. The quarter, which closed Feb. 28 and included December and January, encompassed most of that peak holiday season.

What Recent Carrier Price Divergences Mean So Far

Articles Andrew Brueckner on March 08, 2017

We’re nearly a quarter into 2017, so now is a great time to reflect on the carrier pricing changes initiated in January and the ramifications they’re having on shippers.

FedEx® Makes a Strategic Move with European Expansion

Breaking News Andrew Brueckner on February 08, 2017

The game of chess between UPS® and FedEx® continues to heat up, as both carriers make strategic moves to outperform the other. Over the last year, the carriers have made some significant changes and taken steps to stay competitive with one another—steps like competing GRIs and UPS’s aggressive moves in Worldwide Express.

Featured in PARCEL: Ensure the Quality of Your Big Data

In The Press VeriShip Team on February 03, 2017

Travis Rhoades, our Director of Data Science, is authoring a series of guest columns on Big Data for PARCEL magazine.

Featured in PARCEL: What Story Is Your Parcel Data Telling?

In The Press VeriShip Team on January 12, 2017

Travis Rhoades, our Director of Data Science, is authoring a series of guest columns on Big Data for PARCEL magazine.

Healthcare and Life Sciences Shippers: What You Need to Know About Supply Chain Cost Management

Articles Jeremy Lee on January 10, 2017

For shippers in the healthcare and life sciences industry, the stakes are high. New innovations are leading to global demand for increasingly sophisticated products.

Top 6 New Year’s Resolutions for Parcel Shippers

Articles Seth Kakuske on January 10, 2017

As we enter the second week of 2017, have you been keeping up with your New Year’s resolutions?

The New “Biggest Day” of the Holiday Season May Surprise You

Breaking News Jeremy Lee on December 22, 2016

When you think of the biggest shopping day of the year, your first thought might be Black Friday. That’s understandable—over the years, it’s become synonymous with the idea of deep sales and the commencement of the holiday shopping season.

How Your Carrier’s Holiday Shipping Volume Surge Affects You

Breaking News Anna Livengood on December 21, 2016

Feeling the pressure of the holidays this year? Don’t worry—you’re not the only one. It’s not just shippers who struggle this time of year to meet customer demand, but their carriers as well as they rush to meet holiday deliver deadlines amidst surging orders.

In-Game Adjustments Drive Winning Growth

Articles Elaine Haverty on December 20, 2016

All good coaching staffs commit to a game plan they believe will lead to victory. As the CFO of VeriShip, one of my tactical contributions to our “game plan” is to forecast revenue and expenses, and to project related cash flow.

Shipping Rates Are Increasing…But How Will They Affect You?

Breaking News Andrew Brueckner on December 14, 2016

Earlier this year, FedEx® announced it would change its dimensional weight divisor for US domestic shipments. Starting January 2, 2017, the FedEx Express and FedEx Ground US domestic dimensional divisor will be changed from 166 to 139.

UPS Momentum Fueled by Holiday, Infrastructure Investments, and Global Deliveries

Articles Seth Kakuske on December 09, 2016

We watch the industry’s “big two” shippers to make sure we have the latest information to help you save on your parcel spend. In this post, we share a round-up of recent UPS® news, along with what you should watch for that may affect you.

DHL 2017 Rate Increase Takes a Cue from the Big Two

Breaking News Jeremy Lee on December 07, 2016

Following in the footsteps of the “Big Two,” DHL Express recently announced its 2017 general rate increase (GRI) and it’s—yep, you guessed it—an average of 4.9% for U.S. account holders.

Featured in PARCEL: How big data can save big dollars

In The Press VeriShip Team on November 30, 2016

Travis Rhoades, our Director of Data Science, authored a guest column on Big Data for PARCEL magazine.

Supply Chain Tune-Ups Ensure Peak Performance in Peak Parcel Season

Articles Seth Kakuske on November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving is just days away. And with it comes the kick-off of the peak shipping season—also known as the parcel industry’s Super Bowl. Online retailers will see shipping volume spike in the last few weeks of 2016. It’s a chance for them to gain financial ground if the first three quarters of the year didn’t meet expectations.

UPS vs. FedEx: A GRI Game of Chess

Articles Andrew Brueckner on November 02, 2016

Both UPS and FedEx recently announced their 2017 General Rate Increases, or GRI. This year, the carriers announced their GRI about six weeks earlier than usual, meaning we can expect to see the SurePost and SmartPost rates soon.

CFOs: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility—And Opportunity.

Articles Eric Bur on October 19, 2016

If you’re a CFO or a controller, you don’t often get to be the hero. Sometimes, you’re tasked with fun tasks such as finding capital and deploying it on activities that will increase the long-term value of the business.

UPS Wins Award for Seeing the Value in Data

Breaking News Andrew Brueckner on October 18, 2016

Data. It’s important. Especially when it can make the difference of tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars for shippers, having access to—and a deeper understanding of—the data within a shipping profile. But it can also be important for carriers.

Fiscal 2016 Earnings: FedEx® Reports Record Revenue in Annual Report

Breaking NewsJeremy Lee on October 11, 2016

FedEx® recently reported quarterly earnings and revenue surpassing expectations. Revenue exceeded $50 billion for its first time since it was established in 1971, increasing 20 percent year-over-year.

Parcel Forum 2016 Recap

Articles Ross Reed on September 29, 2016

Recently, the VeriShip team attended Parcel Forum to connect with other parcel and logistics professionals and gain insights about the trends impacting the shipping industry. This year, however, we were there to share some of our own.

Primer on a New Player in the Game: DHL

Articles Andrew Brueckner on September 26, 2016

We recently posted about the coming parcel “triopoly,” as DHL returns to the US prepared to compete with shipping giants FedEx® and UPS®. If you haven’t heard of DHL or you’re simply unfamiliar with what they’ve been up to overseas, here is a quick primer.

Breaking News: Recently Announced FedEx® GRI Different from UPS®

Breaking News Jeremy Lee on September 20, 2016

FedEx® announced on September 19, 2016 a General Rate Increase (GRI) of 3.9% for US domestic, US export, and US import services.

UPS® Makes an Aggressive Move in Worldwide Express

Breaking News Andrew Brueckner on September 19, 2016

UPS® is making a bold move to allow shippers guaranteed rush delivery to more countries than ever before. To date, UPS Worldwide Express Service provides service to a total of 117 countries and territories.

UPS Announces 4.9% GRI—What this Means for You

Breaking News Jeremy Lee on September 08, 2016

UPS® recently announced a General Rate Increase (GRI) of 4.9%. Effective December 26, 2016, the new rate reflects an average net increase for UPS Ground, Air, and International Service.

With New Carrier Innovations, Who Stands to Benefit Most?

Breaking News Seth Kakuske on September 02, 2016

You may have heard about some of the cool and innovative methods carriers are using to deliver packages to your customers.

DHL Is Coming Back to the US

Breaking News Seth Kakuske on August 26, 2016

In the world of parcel shipping, FedEx® and UPS® have been the “Big Two” for a long time. All of that could soon change with the introduction of a third option—or a reintroduction, in this case.

Two Surcharges Parcel Shippers Should Look Out For

ArticlesAndrew Brueckner on August 08, 2016

Key facts about the additional handling and large package surcharge. Any parcel shipper who has taken a look at their data can tell you there are a lot of surcharges and accessorials they contend with on a daily basis.

DIMmed If You Do, DIMmed If You Don’t

ArticlesAnna Livengood on August 01, 2016

Space or weight—pick your poison. That’s the lesson many parcel shippers have learned when trying to reduce their shipping costs to manageable levels

The New Channels of Parcel Delivery

Breaking NewsSeth Kakuske on July 27, 2016

Parcel shippers must prepare today for future carrier innovations. Today, you can request an Uber ride and have a driver waiting outside with only a couple of taps on your smartphone.

Small Parcel's Future in Logistics

ArticlesSeth Kakuske on July 19, 2016

If you ship small parcel, start looking 5-10 years ahead. Most companies have a plan to account for where they want to go and how they plan to get there

Before Signing Your Carrier Agreement, Check for Built-In GSR Waivers

Articles Seth Kakuske on July 01, 2016

How built-in parcel waivers may impact your ability to receive refund credits. If you ship small parcel, you need to be careful to have these clauses removed before signing your carrier agreement

Parcel Shippers: Stop Giving Away Your Money!

Articles Seth Kakuske on June 29, 2016

Why autopay is costing you money. When it comes to our personal finances, keeping up with assorted bills can be challenging. The last thing anyone wants is to miss a payment due to human error.

A 3D Approach to Parcel Savings

Case StudiesVeriShip Team on June 22, 2016

How one parcel shipper saved up to $375,000 with VeriShip's 3D Approach to parcel accountability. Parcel shippers need a 3D Approach to parcel accountability—one focused on Data, Diagnosis, and Design.

Know Your Parcel "Rights"

Articles Andrew Brueckner on June 10, 2016

Debunking the myths your carrier wants you to believe. With so much being said about the importance of your parcel carrier agreement and how best to negotiate it in your favor, it's important that parcel shippers ask themselves this critical question

Dip Your Toe in the Data Lake

Articles Jared Steinshouer on June 06, 2016

Data is only as valuable as the insights it brings. You’ve surely heard about the concept of “Big Data.” Whether you work in technology, financial services, or marketing, Big Data has become one of today's most used buzz words.

Starting June 6, UPS® Expanding Additional Handling Charge

Breaking News Seth Kakuske on May 09, 2016

UPS® recently announced new rate changes which will impact parcel shippers utilizing their shipping services. According to UPS, the change is being implemented due to the additional handling required

4 Questions to Ask Before Entering into a Logistics Partnership

Articles Greg Unruh on April 29, 2016

Don't enter into partnerships built on an unstable foundation. By the very nature of what the logistics industry represents, companies are constantly trying to find new ways to do better.

General Rate Increase - Behind The 4.9

Articles Jeremy Lee on April 27, 2016

Why a 4.9% increase may have a bigger impact than you think. During a recent conversation with a coworker, we discussed the difficulties companies are facing with ever-increasing shipping costs, so I decided to test his knowledge.

5 Tips for Negotiating Better Parcel Rates

Articles Andrew Brueckner on March 31, 2016

Leverage data to your advantage in order to negotiate better rates. They say that nothing worth doing comes easy—and that’s especially true when it comes to parcel contract negotiations.

An Ace Up Your Sleeve

eBooksVeriShip Team on March 30, 2016

Put the odds back in your favor. In parcel contract negotiations, the deck is often stacked against you. The benchmarking information you need to be competitive is not always readily available

VeriShip Releases New Parcel Contract Negotiations E-Book

In The PressVeriShip Team on March 30, 2016

Free e-book available for download March 30, 2016. Based on more than a decade of experience in parcel data auditing, analysis, and contract engineering, the e-book provides industry insights

FedEx Will Add Surcharges to More Packages Starting June 1

Breaking News Seth Kakuske on March 17, 2016

In yesterday's conference call to discuss third quarter earnings, FedEx Executive Vice President, Mike Glenn, described upcoming changes to FedEx Ground handling charges.

If Your Data Isn't Up to Snuff, It's Garbage In, Garbage Out

ArticlesSeth Kakuske on February 29, 2016

What data-oriented supply chain departments need to know. Supply chain departments are increasingly relying on data to drive their operations, processes, and efficiencies.

VeriShip Announces 430% Bookings Growth in 2015

In The PressVeriShip Team on February 15, 2016

VeriShip announced major bookings growth of 430% in 2015 compared to 2014. Attributes Growth to Expanded Offerings That Meet Industry Demand for Data

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Articles Andrew Brueckner on January 19, 2016

Three possible outcomes of negotiating a new parcel contract. In today’s business world, the majority of successful parcel shippers aggregate various forms of reportable data, but that’s no longer enough.

Data - A New Dimension in Parcel Auditing

VideosVeriShip Team on January 11, 2016

Recovering parcel costs isn’t about placing blame—it’s about holding parcel carriers accountable to their promises. And that’s what Data helps you do. Watch the video to learn how VeriShip's Data helps you recover dollars that belong to you.

Diagnosis - A New Dimension in Parcel Intelligence

VideosVeriShip Team on January 11, 2016

Diagnosis - A New Dimension in Parcel Intelligence Diagnosing weekly data helps identify manageable costs and actionable business intelligence that will drive parcel savings and process improvement for your company. Watch the video to learn how VeriShip’s Diagnosis gives you access to analytics and notifications that help you save more.

Design - A New Dimension in Parcel Engineering

VideosVeriShip Team on January 11, 2016

10 years of benchmarking data from more than 3,300 clients means more negotiating power for you. Watch the video to learn how VeriShip’s Design identifies every possible cost-savings opportunity for you, long before you ever enter into another parcel contract negotiation.

5 Surprising Facts You Didn't Know About Your Parcel Spend

ArticlesVeriShip Team on December 17, 2015

Parcel shippers must constantly monitor their parcel spend in order to find new opportunities to save money and recover lost funds.

VeriShip Launches Enhanced and Expanded Partner Program

In The PressVeriShip Team on December 09, 2015

VeriShip announced today that it is taking steps to further increase the value of its partner program. VeriShip offers two ways to partner with the company: as either a Referral Partner or Private Label Partner.

3 Steps to Manage Parcel Shipping Accessorials

ArticlesVeriShip Team on November 30, 2015

When it comes to managing shipping costs, it's often what is under the surface that can be the most damaging and the most impactful.

VeriShip Ranked One of the Fastest Growing Companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500™

In The PressVeriShip Team on November 13, 2015

Attributes 125 Percent Revenue Growth to Investment in New Technologies, Employee Expertise. VeriShip’s President, Ross Reed, credits an investment in data-driven parcel technology and a deep parcel shipping expertise among employees

Top 3 Considerations for Driving Down Parcel Shipping Costs

ArticlesVeriShip Team on October 29, 2015

Every year, companies spend massive amounts of money on parcel shipping with carriers like UPS® and FedEx®. But where does that money actually go?

Rounding in the Carrier's Favor—Does it Make “Cents”?

Articles Jake Dubin on October 14, 2015

Your 1¢ is your carrier’s $10,000,000,000. There is a simple and uniform policy that both carriers use to round any pennies on package charges in their favor.

The Cold Hard Truth

eBooksVeriShip Team on October 09, 2015

In Parcel Shipping What You Don't Know Can Hurt You. Every year, companies spend massive amounts of money on parcel shipping with carriers like UPS® and FedEx®.

Surcharges and Accessorials: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Articles Seth Kakuske on September 23, 2015

How does a package with a sticker prices of $15 end up costing you $37? It's the same way my "$49 per month" phone plan becomes $72 per month. And the same way a $99 airline ticket ends up costing $127. Or the way a concert ticket cost 14% more on the invoice than it did on the website used to buy it. It's the hidden fees!

A Real Estate Agent for your Parcel Carrier Contract

Articles Ross Reed on August 24, 2015

For any process or cost improvement project, benchmarking is a core component. You analyze your company's internal key performance indicators and compare the data vs. competitors and best-in-class companies with which you want to benchmark.

Up Data Creek? Here's Your Paddle

ArticlesVeriShip Team on July 27, 2015

VeriShip Intelligence Platform simplifies complex parcel data. Data is like a river. It can rush at us at full speed, and it can be oppressive if we’re thrown into it without the proper tools to survive.

Data Is Only What You Make of It

ArticlesVeriShip Team on July 07, 2015

We're surrounded by information and we're creating more and more with every passing minute. According to IBM statistics, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day. What does that look like?

VeriShip will add jobs, expand OP headquarters

In The Press on May 04, 2015

VeriShip's growing client-base has spurred the Overland Park company to expand its headquarters and hire additional employees.

VeriShip Announces Hiring Surge, New Platform Launch

In The Press on May 04, 2015

VeriShip is planning to hire about 30 employees as it prepares to launch its new platform in June. The Overland Park company tracks customers’ shipments to verify they were delivered by the promised time.

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