It takes an enterprise to meet the challenges of omni-channel shipping.
Thousands of shippers, developers, and logistics service providers rely on Transtream to solve transportation challenges, and they count on Pierbridge to support their efforts.
To keep up with consumer demands for fast and free shipping, as well as a personalized experience with premium services ranging from Sunday delivery to white glove service, retailers are shipping from an endless aisle made up of fulfillment centers, stores, 3PL warehouses, and suppliers to achieve faster delivery at reduced shipping costs. And increasingly they are using alternative delivery services, including local carriers, to do it.
This has led to a jigsaw puzzle of sorts as shippers access this expanding global network of local carrier services in a way that will enable retailers, eCommerce merchants, and 3PLs to meet rising consumer expectations.Continue reading →
Shipping isn’t free. At least not for shippers. For them, it’s about carefully managing transportation costs at all points in the order delivery cycle.
Even as parcel demand continues to push shipping costs up at twice the rate of inflation, consumers increasingly expect free shipping, as well as fast and on-time delivery. For eCommerce players, costs are measured in shopping cart abandonment, customer attrition, and margins. By using multi-carrier shipping APIs across the enterprise, merchants can realize the best of both worlds: customer loyalty and reduced costs.Continue reading →
Efficiency, leanness, cost-cutting. These are all mantras of businesses in today’s highly competitive markets. When it comes to packing shipments, these terms carry even more weight—especially when it comes to dimensional (DIM) weight rating.
Carriers use DIM weight rating to determine shipping costs based on weight, distance, and carton size, instead of just weight and distance. DIM weight is figured by multiplying the carton’s length, width, and height, and then dividing that result by a special number, called a "dimensional weight divisor," "DIM divisor," or "DIM factor." And we have seen the divisor drop steadily over the past few years. Each time carriers reduce the divisor, poorly packed cartons are more likely to yield a higher dimensional weight than being billed for the actual weight, adding costs for what amounts to shipping air.Continue reading →
“Becoming part of the WiseTech Global group is an exciting step forward for Pierbridge. E-commerce is driving worldwide demand for smaller, more frequent, last-mile delivery of shipments across borders. By integrating our Transtream parcel TMS solutions with WiseTech’s CargoWise One platform, we will enable Pierbridge customers and partners to extend control of parcel shipping processes well beyond North America.”
- Bob Malley, Managing Director
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