Minimizing Costs Through Packaging Efficiencies

The extension of dimensional weight pricing to include all intra-U.S. and Canada ground shipments has had a direct impact on small package shippers, especially e-commerce retailers.  By some estimates, e-commerce shipping costs have increased by as much as 30 percent.  Dimensional weight pricing assesses charges based on the amount of space a shipment takes up on a truck.  Previously, shipping charges were assessed based solely on weight.  The move is designed to encourage shippers to be smarter about their packaging strategies, by using more appropriate carton sizes and less packing fillers.  Learn more about dimensional weight pricing, and how you can reduce its affect on your business by downloading Purolator International’s new white paper, “Managing Shipping Costs – Packaging Efficiency.”  You can access the white paper by clicking here.

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