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How to Prepare for an Increase in Dimensional-Weight Shipping Costs

“The dimensional-weight train has left the station — and any small package shipper not taking action can expect significant cost increases in 2015,” says packaging expert Jack Ampuja.

(Boonton, NJ, November 14, 2014) — As the deadline for dimensional-weight pricing gets ever closer, distribution center managers are scrambling to find solutions.

The business reality is that the brunt of the impact will be borne by small and medium sized companies that lack negotiating leverage.

The big national account shippers have contracts locking in pricing for some extended period and in many cases have been able to negotiate more favorable terms.

So does all this mean there is nothing to be done to combat the impact of dimensional-weight pricing? “No,” says packaging expert Jack Ampuja.

In an article in the November issue of Distribution Center Management newsletter Ampuja outlines four strategies that can be implemented at little or no cost.

Read the full article, How to prepare for an increase in dimensional-weight shipping costs.


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