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Holiday Shipping Deadlines & Peak Surcharges for FedEx, UPS & USPS

Posted on Tue, Nov 27, 2018 @ 02:28 PM

 

FedEx, UPS & USPS Holiday Peak Surcharges and December Shipping Deadlines

                                                          

                             

It’s hard to believe the holiday shopping and shipping season is in full force.  FedEx, UPS and USPS shared the 2018 holiday deadlines and peak surcharges.  Check out some important shipping notes and our December 2018 calendar below to get those goodies out the door on time! 

 

  • From November 19th- December 24th FedEx will apply additional peak surcharges to shipments that qualify as over-sized, unauthorized or necessitate additional handling.
  • StarShip utilizes FedEx web services so those surcharges will automatically be reflected in our rate quote as a part of the total quote provided.
  • From November 18th- December 22nd  UPS will apply additional peak surcharges to each package that is delivered to a home, including business operating out of homes, large packages, over maximum limits or additional handling packages.
  • USPS has no peak surcharges for the Holiday season but they do have a Holiday Workshop website to purchase stamps, ship from home and shipping tips!
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Tags: UPS, FedEx, USPS, Amazon, Acumatica, eBay, eCommerce, Infor, QuickBooks, OnTrac, Acctivate

Extend the Functionality of Your Infor ERP- Guest Blog by Aktion Associates

Posted on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 04:33 PM

 

4 Top Rated Third-Party Apps: Extend the Functionality of Your Infor ERP

Big thank you to our guest blogger, Gary Kirstein, Supply Chain Division Practice Manager at Aktion.  He was kind enough to share his wealth of knowledge (40 years worth!) and provide insight and top picks into popular third-party solutions to extend Infor ERP.  

You’ve invested time, money, and resources in your existing Infor ERP. It works great, but you need to modernize your business. A proven third-party application can make all the difference.

Is your ERP at its Current Release?

The first and most important thing for anyone looking to get more functionality out of their current Infor ERP is to update to its current release. The functionality you’ve been looking to add may be included in it.

Adding Functionality: Third-party App Integration

Shipping solution, business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM), and document management, are a few of the third-party products that can add the functionality your business is missing.

 

A few of the third-party apps worth considering:

Shipping Solution:  Integrates multiple shipping types to find the best available by carrier.

  • Aktion Recommends StarShip for Shipping Solutions         StarShip Video

BI: Business-critical data available in real-time Dashboard or Report Views – i.e. Sales, Purchasing, Inventory and Financial Data.

  • Aktion Recommends MITS – Analytics & iReporting for BI MITS Video 

Document Management: Electronic storage/management of documents. These include system generated documents or reports and/or scanned external documents/reports. 

UnForm Video

  • Aktion Recommends UnForm Document Archive Manager for Document Management 

CRM: Maintain relationships with customers, prospects, sales representative, and management teams. Integrate with your back office solution for a complete collaboration environment.

  • Aktion Recommends Infor CRM for CRM                                 Infor CRM Video

 

Is it Time to Replace?

If an ERP installation falls into one of three situations, an ERP upgrade should be considered.

  1. Doesn’t Meet Your Needs Anymore – If upgrading your legacy ERP to its latest release doesn’t give you the functionality you desire and if you have to add multiple third-party applications, then a replacement effort should be considered.
  2. I Want to Move to the Cloud – If you’ve been considering an off-prem ERP solution then you’ll want to investigate the many benefits of implementing a Cloud-based solution.
  3. Mobility – Adding third-party applications may help with both responsiveness and mobility but, it will never be a true web-enabled ERP solution.
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Tags: Shipping Software, Infor, StarShip

LTL Shipping Software: How can Freightview and Freightquote help save time?

Posted on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 @ 01:12 PM

Question:  Chris, we use multiple carriers to ship our products.  How can using StarShip shipping software combined with Freightview and Freightquote to save my company time and money?

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Tags: Shipping Software, LTL Shipping, Dynamics GP, Macola, Infor, Sage

Shipping Software: How to export shipping related data in a batch

Posted on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 @ 06:34 PM

Solution:  Extract records from StarShip shipping software to get all tracking numbers, freight costs and any detail out of StarShip needed to update external systems, i.e. CRM, shopping carts or customer portals etc.  This feature is in addition to real-time updates available through StarShip shipping software to Sage 100 ERP, Sage 500 ERP, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Epicor, Infor, Syspro, Macola etc.

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Tags: Shipping Software, Dynamics GP, Epicor, Infor, Macola

Shipping Software: Import and Process Shipments as a Batch

Posted on Tue, Aug 07, 2012 @ 09:12 AM

Learn how to save time by generating all shipment labels and documents at once with the StarShip shipping software Version 12 batch processing utility.

Process batch orders using comma delimmited spreadsheets or text files with the StarShip shipping software Version 12 import function. 

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Tags: Shipping Software, Dynamics GP, UPS, Macola, Infor, Epicor, Sage

Shipping Software: StarShip Conversion Utility

Posted on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 @ 02:53 PM

Do you worry about the hidden risks of converting your ERP software data?

Well, converting your shipping software just got easier!  Check out our video demonstration to learn how easy it is to convert data from previous versions of StarShip to version 12!

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Tags: Shipping Software, Epicor, Dynamics GP, Macola, Infor, Acumatica, Sage, USPS

Shipping Software: Calculate Freight Using StarShip and ERP Software

Posted on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 @ 03:13 PM

Albert Einstein once said, "You have to learn the rules of the game.  And then you have to play better than anyone else." 

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Tags: Shipping Software, Epicor, Infor, Macola, Dynamics GP, Sage, FedEx, UPS

Shipping Software: StarShip Version 12, LTL Shipping Capabilities

Posted on Fri, Jun 08, 2012 @ 02:27 PM

Is your manual shipping process giving you the blues?  Would you rather be doing something else?

Less than Truckload (LTL) shipping made easy!  Let StarShip shipping software take the work out of pallet and box shipping!

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Tags: StarShip, UPS, FedEx, Infor, Macola, QuickBooks, LTL Shipping

Shipping Software: What's new since StarShip Version 10?

Posted on Fri, Jun 01, 2012 @ 04:30 PM

V-Technologies, LLC is excited to announce the enhancements introduced in Starship shipping software version 12.

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Tags: Shipping Software, Dynamics GP, Infor, Epicor, Sage