Tag: Dimensional Pricing

The Benefits of Dimensional Weight Over Physical Weight Pricing | MINI PAK’R

The Benefits of Dimensional Weight Over Physical Weight Pricing | MINI PAK’R

As more and more shipping companies are switching over to dimensional weight pricing, a lot of people are wondering what the deal is. Why not stick with the traditional physical weight pricing model — after all, the heavier the package, the more it should cost, right? It turns out physical weight might not actually be […]

Transportation Best Practices/Trends: How shippers can gain from dimensional pricing | Logistics Management

Transportation Best Practices/Trends: How shippers can gain from dimensional pricing | Logistics Management

4 moves shippers need to make There are four key actions that shippers need to make in preparation for the coming freight pricing revolution. First, shippers need to learn about pricing models verses rate tables. Pricing models will likely be more complex, but it’s the disaggregation of pricing—beyond just density—where the savings opportunities will be […]

Dim weight concerns? Who you gonna call? | DC Velocity

Dim weight concerns? Who you gonna call? | DC Velocity

In mid-2014, Atlanta-based UPS Inc. and Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx Corp. made waves by announcing that, effective in 2015, pricing for all ground parcel shipments would be based on the packages’ dimensions and weight instead of their weight alone. At the time, consultants warned that the shift to so-called dimensional weight (or dim weight) pricing could […]

DIM Weight Pricing Explained | Red Stag Fulfillment

DIM Weight Pricing Explained | Red Stag Fulfillment

The 2014 holiday season marked the last Q4 end-of-year sales period that was not directly affected by UPS and FedEx’s new pricing structure known as Dimensional (DIM) Pricing. The increasing number of purchases made online coupled with new criteria being evaluated to calculated the cost of shipping products, some companies are learning the hard way […]

Dimensional Weight Pricing: How a “17 pound” feather can affect your ecommerce profit margins | MarketingSherpa Blog

Dimensional Weight Pricing: How a “17 pound” feather can affect your ecommerce profit margins | MarketingSherpa Blog

Ecommerce has long been considered to have a cost advantage over brick-and-mortar retailers. After all, real estate, inventory and human resource costs are all lower. However, these reduced costs come at an expense — Internet retailers rely on a third-party for fulfillment. Which means their margins and perhaps overall business model is at the mercy of […]

UPS 1Q Earnings Per Share Up 14 Percent | UPS

UPS 1Q Earnings Per Share Up 14 Percent | UPS

Total revenue per package was up 1.3% primarily due to UPS Ground yield increasing 3.1%. Base rate improvements more than offset an approximately 200 basis point drag from lower fuel surcharges. The expansion of dim-weight pricing, implemented last December 29, also contributed to higher yields. Operating profit increased to $1.0 billion, an 11% improvement from the prior-year […]

Pricing News Daily > 3/3/15

Pricing News Daily > 3/3/15

Pricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals. This Edition is brought to you by: Asia Pricing Professionals Asia Pricing Professionals (APP) is a not-for-profit community of pricing management practitioners. Our key objective is to […]

Strong Increase In Pricing Expected For Fedex | Forbes

Strong Increase In Pricing Expected For Fedex | Forbes

FedEx is likely to see strong growth in its pricing in 2015. The increase in pricing will be the result of the company’s response to the overwhelming e-commerce volumes and declining fuel prices. The likelihood of the logistics industry now imposing peak-based surcharges could also drive an increase in pricing. In this article we take […]

Pricing News Daily > 1/6/15

Pricing News Daily > 1/6/15

Pricing News Daily is a digest of top pricing strategy in the news, strategy expert and technology leader’s thought leadership, industry news and events, and resources for pricing professionals. This Edition is Sponsored by: Asia Pricing Professionals Asia Pricing Professionals (APP) is a not-for-profit community of pricing management practitioners. Our key objective is to raise the […]

Small U.S. firms may struggle with new UPS, FedEx dimensional prices | Yahoo Finance

Small U.S. firms may struggle with new UPS, FedEx dimensional prices | Yahoo Finance

CHICAGO, Dec 29 (Reuters) – United Parcel Service Inc and FedEx Corp are rolling out new pricing systems to curb online retailers’ large package sizes, but industry experts warn many small firms are unprepared and could pay up to 50 percent more for shipping. Starting Monday, UPS will no longer charge for U.S. ground packages […]