Eight Great Ideas from the PARCEL Forum

PARCEL FORUM

While NRG wasn’t exhibiting at the PARCEL Forum in Chicago last week, we did take a road trip to visit with some of our industry associates.

Mark Taylor, who facilitated the PARCEL Key Executive Forum, just released an article in PARCEL magazine which has eight great tips to reduce transportation costs. We especially like the tip about sending packages with “Hold For Pickup” instead of UPS Early AM as we know some NRGship customers are already doing this to cut costs! Check out our KnowledgeBase for more information on doing “Hold For Pickup” shipments.

For those that bleed UPS Brown…

Have what it takes to deliver the most UPS express packages on time?

UPS GAMES

Test your Maximum Driver skills with 2 new games – “Air Drop” and “Laserscape” – at racing.ups.com

We have to admit – it’s kind of fun.  You guide either David Ragan or the UPS Driver through the air or through a maze of lasers. UPS delivers more packages overnight on time in the U.S. than any other carrier – so you’re in for a challenge.

FedEx launches infomercial spoof

FedEx has launched five, 3-minute web-exclusive videos featuring Fred Willard (Anchorman, A Mighty Wind, Best in Show) in a series of entertaining, informative infomercial send-ups called, “1,2,3 Succeed!”

Stop ReKeying Ship Addresses- Use Enhanced Copy/Paste

For NRGship UPS Mac Pro and FileMaker users who have not integrated shipping, the software features enhanced copy/paste as a quick alternative to retyping or copying addresses line by line.

Easily paste a complete address from a web page, an email, your Ecommerce system or from another Mac application such as Quickbooks, MYOB, Lightspeed or Daylight.

Simply copy any address to your clipboard, create a new shipment and use the ⌘ 8 command and depending on the address format – it will populate all of your address fields as shown below:

Customer Spotlight – AOV, Inc.

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We just wanted to share this email we received from AOV, Inc. – a Boulder, CO based company who provides high quality screen printing, embroidery, and promotional products.aov_emailheader1

Andy:

We just shipped 24 boxes in one transaction (UPS normally limits this to 20 boxes when you do it online).

Outside of the annoying 10 seconds it took to spool the labels, hit our Purchasing table, link the purchase to the inventory record and the job and capture the tracking number… it worked flawlessly. I was comforted by the fact that this would have probably taken 15 minutes if I had done it the “old fashioned” way.

🙂

Marc


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