About This Blog

Why a Blog for Small Business Shippers

Over thirty years of my life has been dedicated to learning efficient and cost-effective shipping operations. I have personally consulted, on-site, with thousands of shipping managers and their CEO’s on challenges they face and best practices to save money.

I’ve written the only book on shipping systems, Computerized Shipping Systems: Increasing Profit & Productivity Through Technology.

In the past twenty years, I have been an attendee and speaker at industry trade shows such as PARCEL, Mailcom, National Conference on Operations & Fulfillment, Council of Logistics Management, & others.

In fact, I don’t just like shipping…

I’m passionate about it!

My goal is to pass on the advice that I have given to big business through this blog so that the small business can benefit from what I have learned. The bottom line is that I know about parcel shipping and I am going to blog about what I know.

Why, you might wonder.

My biggest reason is to make a difference. I have been a small businessman for 18 years. I know the struggle and the sacrifice. It isn’t easy and most people fail. One of the most challenging areas for me was learning, many times the hard way, about all the things that you need to know to stay in business.

I want to teach you about shipping, to help you, as a way of paying back.

In this blog, I will offer news articles, tips, thoughts, comments, opinions, and suggestions to help you save on shipping.

3 Responses to About This Blog

  1. Mark Schario says:

    I am looking for help in shipping to Canada. I understatnd the document requirments and we are currently utilizing UPS Worldship to consolidate shipments which are deconsolidated at the border and enter the UPS Canada parcel stream for final delivery.

    Are there any other options that will get the same results where we can save a buck or two?

  2. mtaylortec says:

    Hi Mark,

    This is a great question and one that is difficult to answer without specific information about your frequency and volume. Consolidating your shipments is a great way to reduce costs and UPS has a good program.

    Are you paying Goods & Services Taxes (GST)? If you are, one thing that you could do is get reimbursed by your Canadian Customers.

    Any of you shippers have any ideas for Mark on saving on shipping?

  3. Terry says:

    Is it illegal to charge a customer more than the shipper is being charged by the carrier? Is there any clear written law stating this type of practice is illegal?
    Any info you can provide regarding this is appreciated.

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