Enhance UPS Shipping with New Services and Options

Posted by Ron Lee on 12/7/16 8:30 AM

Have you reviewed your UPS shipping process lately? Consider upgrading your Pacejet configuration to support some of the latest new UPS features and options to offer the best service to your customers.

The latest Pacejet integration with UPS supports their enhanced web services and is fully certified as part of the UPS Ready partner program. There are a broad range of parcel and freight services available so we can't list everything here, but here are a few improvement highlights to consider.

Improved Features

  • UPS Mail Innovations: Use this popular parcel service for high-volume, light-weight packages to reduce complexity and delivery cost.
  • UPS Ground with Freight Pricing: Use the UPS Ground with Freight Pricing (GFP) option to get guaranteed delivery pricing for non-palletized multi-package shipments using a pricing structure that is common in the LTL industry.
  • Improved UPS Freight Support: UPS Freight support has new improvements, such as a setting to automatically invoke LTL rating when shipment rates exceed a specific threshold.
  • UPS SurePost®: UPS SurePost provides improved support for economical, residental, ground shipments. It's great for consistency and reliability with final delivery typically provided by USPS.

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Topics: Carriers

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Blow Away Projections

Posted by Cara Posey on 12/2/16 10:49 AM

Black Friday started early this year, and apparently it paid off. The former one day event turned into Black Friday weeks for many retailers and blew past last year’s ecommerce numbers. Adobe Digital Insights reports that Black Friday online sales passed the $3 billion dollar mark for the first time to reach $3.34 billion. This was an increase of 21.6% from 2015, with special deals and mobile use driving the growth.

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Topics: News

How to Pick a Shipping Carrier

Posted by Cara Posey on 11/18/16 8:39 AM

Picking a shipping carrier can be a difficult task for mid-market companies that don't have a dedicated traffic department. Someone has to take the time to find carriers, vet the carriers, get the bids, and evaluate them. And then there is the challenge of measuring results. This is why many brands find themselves with only 2-3 carriers, which may not be the optimal amount for your business.

While the process of evaluating carriers can seem time consuming, there are very valid reasons why a shipper should look at new carriersIn this post, we'll walk you through the process of how to pick a shipping carrier, what to do once you've made your selection, how to evaluate their performance, and what benefits you can look for.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Carriers

What You Need to Know About Amazon This Holiday Season

Posted by Cara Posey on 11/11/16 9:59 AM

Amazon is a key selling channel for many online retailers, whether your company is Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) or Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP.) In fact, 55% of online retailers expect to generate their biggest percentage of sales on Amazon this holiday season, according to a survey from ChannelAdvisor and Morar Consulting featured in Internet Retailer. With so many sales flowing through Amazon, the company is working hard to keep up with demand.

Here's what you need to know about Amazon this holiday season.

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Topics: Carriers, Amazon

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