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CLS achieves Platinum Status as a FedEx Compatible Provider

Posted by Rick Williams on Apr 20, 2018 7:54:43 AM
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Topics: carriers

Things to Consider from the President’s Desk

Posted by Rick Williams on Nov 7, 2017 10:43:00 AM


For the coming year, the average rate increase will be 4.9% across the board. As usual, lower weight and shorter zoned packages will be increased more than 4.9% and particularly hard hit are residential shipments in these lower weights and zones.

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Topics: shipping costs, shipping

2018 Annual Carrier Rate Updates

Posted by Rick Williams on Oct 24, 2017 10:40:00 AM

It’s hard to believe that November is here already. The shorter days are a reminder that the holidays are rushing in along with a new year! Here’s what you need to know regarding the carrier rate updates for 2018.

DHL Express, FedEx and Purolator will increase their rates an average of 4.9%, effective January 1, 2018. These rates will come down automatically through each carrier’s nightly communication, therefore no effort is required on your part.

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Topics: shipping

Additional FedEx changes for SmartPost coming on January 22, 2018

Posted by Greg Marone on Oct 18, 2017 9:22:00 AM


Effective January 22nd 2018, FedEx has announced it will be changing the SmartPost service from weight-based to dimension-based rating. As you may recall, several years ago they changed the majority of their services to dimension-based rating.

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Topics: shipping costs, shipping

How Will the New USPS Package Verification System Affect Your Business?

Posted by Greg Marone on Oct 4, 2017 8:55:16 PM

Do you know about the recent change to the way USPS handles their parcel package processing. I think it is good information for anyone who ships with large volumes whether you are using USPS now or looking to leverage this option in the future.

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Topics: shipping system, shipping costs, shipping

Are You Shipping Dangerous Goods and Don’t Know It?

Posted by Greg Marone on Oct 4, 2017 8:55:01 PM

As the eCommerce boom continues, many companies are shipping more diversified products than ever before. Whether you have increased your product offering to expand into new markets or if you are fulfilling for various partners, most likely you are shipping new products that you have not shipped before.

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Topics: shipping

InfoShip Enhancements

Posted by Rick Williams on Aug 21, 2017 10:57:44 AM

CLS is proud to announce that over the past year or so, we’ve added several new carriers and services to InfoShip®/Vx. These enhancements are the result of requests from our customers. We value our customer partnerships and truly appreciate that you let us know how we can help to continue to improve your business. Take a look at the list below and let us know if you think your operation can benefit from these additions.

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Topics: shipping system

Countdown to 2018

Posted by Rick Williams on Aug 21, 2017 10:57:29 AM

Yes, it’s mid-August and the temperatures are hovering steady in the 90s but the busy season and carrier rate updates will be here before we know it. Here are some items to keep in the back of your mind as we wind down summer time.

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Topics: shipping costs

UPS Announces New Peak Surcharge

Posted by Greg Marone on Aug 2, 2017 10:46:03 AM

Major parcel carriers like UPS and FedEx have started running into issues during peak season shipping, not only in handling the increased volume, but in being able to maintain a profit during the peak season as well.

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Topics: ups

Case Study: Empowering the Growth of Dollar Shave Club with InfoShip

Posted by Rick Williams on Jul 10, 2017 10:21:47 AM

After initially outsourcing its shipping to a Third-Party Logistics (3PL) firm, in 2015, Dollar Shave Club (DSC) decided it was going to bring shipping in-house and needed a reliable and flexible high-volume shipping system to meet their increased demand.

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Topics: shipping system