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Ron Lee

Software and Cloud entrepreneur, technologist, marketer. CTO, CMO, and Co-Founder of @pacejet.
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Shipping from Canada is easier with new Canpar integration

Posted by Ron Lee on 9/27/17 9:46 AM

If you're shipping from Canada, you now have a new carrier option. Pacejet is pleased to release a new integration with Canpar, which comes as part of our comprehensive upgrade and expansion of shipping services for Canadian customers.

Canpar operates over 60 terminals coast to coast, includes a team of over 1,700 employees, and serves more than 20,000 customers as one of the top parcel carriers in Canada.

The new Pacejet integration with Canpar provides efficient quoting and shipping from popular ERP systems as part of Pacejet's broad carrier network, which includes leading parcel, freight, 3PL carriers, and other shipping services. Pacejet users can add Canpar alongside other Canadian and international carriers to provide support for unique services or to offer better coverage for certain geographies or types of shipments.

Read on to learn more about Canpar services available through the Pacejet integration.

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Topics: New Features, Carriers

Amazon and UPS just made return shipping easier, what's your plan?

Posted by Ron Lee on 8/14/17 10:45 AM

It's been an interesting couple of weeks as industry giants Amazon and UPS both introduced new return shipping tools and policies that will have a big impact on merchants. Every type of shipper will want to watch these moves closely, especially consumer products and ecommerce businesses.

On the Amazon front, a new policy takes effect October 2nd which "automatically authorizes" returns for customers receiving orders through the fulfilled by seller shipping program. Almost as if on cue, UPS also announced a streamlined return shipping process this week to help customers easily print prepaid return labels.

It's well-established that customer demand is at the heart of these changes, shoppers buy more products when they have confidence in a free and simple return process. But how can vendors, worried about a loss of control, get in position to at least manage the impact of these policy changes, or better yet, find the upside?

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Strategy

Enhanced Canada Post Integration Adds Improved Domestic and International Shipping

Posted by Ron Lee on 7/14/17 10:23 AM

Pacejet is pleased to release an upgraded integration to Canada Post. Customers will receive many new and significant features with the enhanced Canada Post shipping support provided by Pacejet.

This includes support for end of day manifesting with the Pacejet loads module, preprinted return labels, reference field mapping, mailed on behalf support (third party accounts), commercial invoice document printing, and more.

We're delighted to see this update expand our support for Canadian shippers. Make sure to read on for more detail.

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Topics: New Features, Carriers

New LSO Parcel Integration Offers Fewer Fees, Lower Rates, Better On-Time for Southern U.S.

Posted by Ron Lee on 7/6/17 11:15 AM

Pacejet is pleased to announce new parcel integration support with LSO, to further extend the range of fast and low-cost parcel services for Pacejet shippers. LSO is a regional parcel carrier for the southern United States. 

When using a regional parcel carrier, businesses gain various benefits when compared to their national counterparts. Shippers using regional carriers report up to 40% in cost savings, as well as fewer surcharges, lower accessorial rates and package charges. As they focus on particular geographic areas, regional carriers also provide a much larger percentage of goods delivered between 1-2 days. 

Because they cover specific regions, they offer value-added services including later pickup times and expanded next day delivery areas. 

Regional carrier options could be the right choice for your business - explore our article on Why carrier choice matters. 

To find out about LSO, their commitment to a local presence, and the benefits of Pacejet integration support, please read more.

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Topics: New Features, Carriers

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