Large Parcel Rate Increases
If you follow me on LinkedIn, you have seen me opining on the parcel based, dynamic pricing environment enveloping the customers of FedEx and UPS. In more simple terms, the mega carriers are and will be taking selective rate increases on a regular basis.
Take the time to look at this pricing proof source from Stew Reynolds at ConData, and seriously start thinking about new strategies to support affordable shipping solutions for large and bulky items, if as a shipper, you are being negatively impacted by these rate increases.
The carriers have a right to charge their customers more at any time and for any reason. Customers of the parcel carriers have the right to negotiate those rate increases down or to look at lower cost, alternate shipping solutions for their large and bulky items.