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Top Tips to Reduce U.S. Parcel Costs by Optimizing Parcel Contracts

Published: 30 January 2017

ID: G00300346

Analyst(s): Courtney Rogerson


Rising small parcel costs and increasingly complex carrier pricing models are threatening shipper profit margins. Supply chain leaders responsible for negotiating U.S. parcel rates can use this research to help optimize contract terms in order to reduce costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Invest in People and Software That Can Provide Detailed Cost Analysis, Reporting and BI on Parcel Shipping Patterns
  • Focus Negotiations on the Services, Weights, Zones, and Accessorial Fees or Surcharges That Most Impact Your Shipping Network
  • Utilize Our Checklist of Parcel Contract Optimization Opportunities Before Negotiating With Carriers

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