blog 4 mins read November 20, 2023

Get Ahead of 2024 Bank Fee Increases Now

Get ahead of expected bank fee increases which are expected to be higher than normal in the 10-15% range. Four steps you can take now to keep bank fees in check. Consider a first quarter rate review now to proactively manage against rate hikes.

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blog 4 mins read November 3, 2023

5 Million-Dollar Reasons to Prioritize Utility Management as Part of Your Location Open and Close Process

Rapidly evolving companies that are opening and closing multiple locations often struggle with an effective process to transfer utilities account ownership.  When that happens, utilities get turned off and businesses lose money.

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blog 8 mins read October 5, 2023

The 4 Types of 3PLs and How to Determine Which is Right For Your Business

A whopping 90% of Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. rely on at least one third-party logistics (3PL) provider to help with their logistics needs. This statistic, from an Amstrong & Associates Inc. report shared in Supply Chain Dive, reinforces the value that 3PLs play in all business sectors. 

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blog 6 mins read October 5, 2023

Peak and Demand Surcharges Considerations for Your Holiday Shipping Matrix

2023 will be the fourth peak season since Covid temporarily forced volume surges on the package carriers, and the carriers forced “peak” surcharges on the shipping public. This year, however, the USPS is making a big, albeit late, play by not following FedEx, UPS, OnTrac and other carriers in instituting peak surcharges.

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blog 5 mins read October 5, 2023

FedEx 2024 General Rate Increase: The Key Takeaways

Effective January 1, 2024, FedEx Express package and freight standard list rates for U.S., U.S. export, and U.S. import services, and FedEx Ground standard list rates will increase an average of 5.9%.

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blog 6 mins read October 5, 2023

The Key Roles of a Third-Party Logistics Provider (3PL) in Supply Chain Management

Ecommerce and most business-to-business (B2B) companies don’t exist to ship products. That may be an important role in what they do, but it’s not the purpose. They want to get their products to customers who can use them. The supply chain is how this happens, and many businesses find that outsourcing some or all of this role can improve their growth, customer service, and the bottom line.

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