Recently UPS and FedEx both have switched to dimensional weight pricing when it comes to shipping parcels. It sounds more complicated than it is, but to sum it up: companies are apparently more likely to ship twenty-five 2 pound boxes rather than one well-packed fifty pound box, which tends to take up more room on the delivery truck, so they are charging more for the space a package takes up relative to its weight. Now, if you’re like our customers who use a 3PL, this could have an adverse effect on your shipping costs. This is why it pays to have a dedicated partner handling your warehousing and third party logistics like us. In addition to taking advantage of the geographical benefits of Memphis, we stay on top of developments like this and make sure we’re helping our customers stay ahead of developments like this.
Read the full article about dimensional weight pricing here: http://multichannelmerchant.com/opsandfulfillment/warehouse/dimensional-weight-pricing-businesses-seeing-red-24022015/