Stop by our booth – we’re demoing our new Safari Extension for Ecommerce sites and Marketplaces. The show runs through Saturday.
NRG is in the process of testing current versions of our products for compatibility with the public release of FileMaker Pro 12. Pre-release testing has shown no issues, however we would like to err on the side of caution as shipping is such a critical function for many organizations. Updates will be posted here as testing is completed.
Following on the heels of pickers and pawn brokers, A&E’s Shipping Wars premieres on Tuesday, January 10, 10/9C. This real-life series follows six independent shippers who have discovered that fortunes can be made transporting items that traditional carriers won’t touch. Dive into the cutthroat world of these heavy-duty movers as they battle for the chance to transport the unshippable.
Be sure to follow these shippers off-screen on Twitter!
During the holiday shipping season we often hear from NRGship customers who are being featured on television or on lists for must-have products. So I started to think about a blog posting listing our rock-star customers and their products but decided to highlight our first customer, Cliff Stoll from Acme Klein Bottles. Cliff is a TED-talker and may be best known as the guy who brought down a KGB hacker in the 80’s. He’s been shipping Klein Bottles with NRGship since 2004 and still uses one of the first versions:
The UPS shipper just keeps right on workin’ … nary a hiccup. Solid software that has worked everyday since 2004. Across Filemaker upgrades, through UPS revisions, across operating system changes. WELL DONE!
During the holidays, I may ship 30 to 50 packages in a day. NRGSoft lets me do this through a simple Filemaker interface … transparently printing out a UPS shipping label from my customer’s name & address. Reliable, invisible, problem free. This is the way software should behave!
For seven plus years, your software has allowed me to keep a lean, customized back-office database, a system that has made thousands of happy mathematicians.
While we wish all of our customers could be featured in the media during the holidays, they are all rock-stars in their own way.
Effective January 2, 2012, the following UPS rate increases will apply:
- UPS Ground services will increase a net 4.9% through a combination of a 5.9% increase in rates and a 1 percentage point reduction in the UPS Ground fuel surcharge.
- UPS Air and International services will increase a net 4.9% through a combination of a 6.9% increase in rates and a 2 percentage point reduction in the UPS Air and International services fuel surcharge. Rates for UPS Next Day Air® remain up to 4% lower than our largest U.S. private competitor for similar services.
- UPS Next Day Air® Freight and UPS 2nd Day Air® Freight rates for shipments within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will increase 5.9%. UPS 3 Day Freight® rates will remain unchanged.