3Gtms Discusses Ways to Combat Parcel Carrier Capacity Shortages on Talking Logistics

by | Feb 2, 2021 | 3Gtms

Our Vice President of Corporate Development, JP Wiggins, connected with Adrian Gonzalez of Talking Logistics to discuss the current capacity shortage for parcel shippers like UPS, USPS, and FedEx. They touched on ways shippers can avoid parcel shipping shortages and surcharges. Read more for solutions and a link to JP and Adrians entire conversation.

Key Discussion Points

Due to high parcel shipping volumes during the 2020 holiday season, carriers like UPS, USPS, and FedEx maxed out their capacities, with the trend continuing in 2021. This caused delayed package arrivals and expensive shipping invoices as surcharges skyrocketed. In many cases, these increased costs landed on the CFO’s desk after the fact, forcing decisionmakers to identify ways to cut transportation costs while still maintaining distribution volume. Over the course of their conversation, JP and Adrian talk about how multi-carrier shipping solutions, like Pacejet, and transportation management systems (TMS), like 3Gtms, can save shippers money and optimize processes to reduce costs even further.

These include: 

  • Leveraging a multi-carrier shipping solution or TMS to perform carrier rating, planning, and optimization for your transportation processes 
  • Adding regional carrier rating to your solution to find the best rates for your area compared to UPS, USPS, and FedEx 
  • Using TMS automation functionality like predictive packaging and load optimization to minimize the number of shipments you are sending to the same location

Are you trying to find ways to reduce parcel shipping costs and simplify your transportation processes? Watch the video for more details and insights about how to combat high parcel costs and carrier shortages.

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Interested in Learning More About How You Can Cut Parcel Shipping Costs?

Contact us to learn how you can increase savings and improve your parcel shipping processes. Whether you are interested in 3Gtms or Pacejet, we’re here to help you flex, evolve, and grow. Reach out to our team today.

For more information on 3G, visit www.3gtms.com, call 203-567-4610, or email sales@3gtms.com.

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