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Consider USPS Your Secret Weapon Against Amazons of the World Guest Blog by Visible

Posted on Fri, Dec 07, 2018 @ 01:02 PM

 

Three Reasons to Consider USPS

Your Secret Weapon to Compete Against

The Amazons of the World

 

The more you ship with a major carrier, the more you save, right? Well, maybe, but that’s not the full story. Each major carrier structures its pricing to favor one or two modes of shipping while penalizing for others. For example, if you want to optimize small parcel shipping, consider a multi-carrier shipping strategy that leverages the power and experience of the USPS. Yes, USPS! 

Below are three reasons why including USPS this holiday season can help you offer the very best customer experience and enable your business to compete with the likes of Amazon and Walmart.

  1. Postal’s Rate Card: USPS’ special rate card favors all those small, light packages you are likely shipping this time of year. Save an average of 20% and up to 41.2% on shipping rates when you use it. Explore the rate card’s benefits and make it easier for your business to truly compete with the rates and speeds of the Amazon’s of the world.
  2. Best-in-class Delivery: So you can confidently manage customers’ expectations during the holiday stress. They also count transit times in actual days, not business days so you can ensure customers receive their packages in time for the big day. Did we mention USPS can deliver most packages within a 2-day window during peak season?
  3. Delivery to all zip codes: USPS offers the unique ability to deliver to literally every single zip            code in the United States. What else would you expect from the organization that invented them?

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Tags: USPS, Shipping Software, StarShip, Amazon

USPS Suspends Mail Dec 5th, 2018 - National Day of Mourning Declared for George H.W. Bush

Posted on Tue, Dec 04, 2018 @ 04:35 PM

 

National Day of Mourning Proclaimed Wednesday, Dec 5th, 2018 

In Remembrance of Former President George H.W. Bush 

USPS Announces Operations Plan

 

Our President, Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of the vast contributions from former President, George H.W. Bush. The United States Postal Services (USPS) announced out of respect they will suspend regular deliveries, retail services, administrative activities and more on December 5th, 2018. 

Details released by the USPS for business mailers and shippers: 

  • Delivery Regular mail delivery will be suspended, however, there will be limited package delivery consistent with Peak Season Sunday schedule.
  • Delivery Destination Units (DDU) – Will accept drop shipments.

  • Priority Mail Express Mail – Will be delivered.

  • Retail All operations will be suspended. Post Offices will be closed. 

  • Collections – Mail will be collected from boxes in front of Post Offices and high volume boxes that have a potential to overflow, while other collections will be suspended.

  • Package Pickup – Will conduct scheduled package pickup requests.

  • Transportation – Air and Surface transportation operate as scheduled and scheduled dispatches to Post Offices will occur.

  • Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) – The BMEU/Detached Mail Unit (DMU) in plant locations will be open, while BMEU operations will be suspended at Post Office locations.

  • Call Center In operation but may have reduced staffing.

  • Administrative Offices including Headquarters will be closed.

     

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Tags: USPS, Shipping Software, StarShip, eCommerce, eBay, Amazon

V-Technologies Fall 2018 Conference Schedule

Posted on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 @ 12:29 PM

 

Fall 2018 Conference Schedule

 

Our V-Technologies team has a busy October and November planned.  We’re excited to announce we’ll be exhibiting, sponsoring or attending annual conferences and user groups all over the country this fall. Below is our upcoming schedule:

October 

  • 10th DSD 10th Annual Customer Conference - Southbury, CT
  • 10th SWK Technologies Customer Conference - Greensboro, NC
  • 11th Acumatica Roadshow - Atlanta, GA
  • 11th Chortek User Conference - Fon du Lac, WI
  • 15th-18th GPUG Summit - Phoenix, AZ
  • 16th Sage Sessions - Vancouver, BC
  • 16th Acumatica Roadshow - New York, NY
  • 18th Acumatica Roadshow - Orlando, FL
  • 24th Vrakas/Blum User Conference - Waukesha, WI 

November 

  • 1st-3rd CIMcloud Partner Huddle - Greenville, SC
  • 5th-7th QuickBooks Connect - San Jose, CA
  • 15th MicroAccounting Client Conference - Dallas, TX 
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Tags: StarShip, ShipGear, QuickBooks, Sage, Dynamics GP, Acumatica, eCommerce, Shipping Software, Trade Shows and Conferences

Acumatica Roadshow 2018

Posted on Tue, Sep 11, 2018 @ 03:19 PM

 

Acumatica Roadshow 2018 R2

 

V-Technologies is happy to announce we will be an exhibitor sponsor at the Acumatica 2018 R2 roadshow in Atlanta and NY.  We will also be in Boston, Chicago and Orlando to answer any questions on our Acumatica shipping software integration.  The roadshows are a great opportunity to network with consultants, learn about the latest release and get the insight you need to fully utilize Acumatica R2!

Roadshows we will be at:

  • Boston, MA  (9/12/18)
  • Chicago, IL (10/2/18)
  • Atlanta, GA (10/11/18)
  • New York, NY (10/16/18)
  • Orlando, FL (10/18/18)

Stop by our booth (or find us hanging out with our friends at APS) to say hello and learn how StarShip shipping software for Acumatica combines parcel and freight carriers into one user interface.  The bi-directional interface streamlines the entire workflow to gain immediate efficiencies in shipment processing, accounts receivable and customer service.  We can create custom emails and labels to strengthen your brand and drive repeat business. 

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Tags: Acumatica, StarShip, Shipping Software, LTL Shipping, eCommerce

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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Demystifying USPS Shipping Rates with StarShip Software

Posted on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 05:29 PM

  

Our Pitney Bowes Shipping Software Integration Boosts Shipping Efficiency
 
 
Let's talk about the facts. The United States Postal Service (USPS) was founded in 1775. They played a crucial role in the foundation and expansion of our country. Over the last 200 plus years, they have experienced some growing pains, especially related to tracking packages and many competitors have also emerged. Thanks to the Amazon effect and eCommerce boom, those days are over. Now there are tons of shipping options but USPS is back on top for many businesses and people are talking about it. They are the #1 delivery partner for Amazon, eBay, Etsy, PayPal and many other major online shopping companies. 

Through our partnership with Pitney Bowes and Visible Supply Chain Management, we are able to offer an easy and cost-effective alternative to ship your packages. There are a lot of great benefits: 

     ♦  No additional residential or accessorial shipping charges

     ♦  Free pick up with no minimum quantity (24 hours notice)

     ♦  Delivery to all 50 states which means no rural or extended area surcharges

     ♦  Scan based returns– can be used in conjunction with outbound UPS or FedEx shipments

     ♦  Free boxes + APO/FPO shipping

Our partnership with Visible Supply Chain Management; a rate provider with over 25 years of supply chain management experience, provides StarShip customers with discounted Priority and Express Mail rates for domestic and international shipments. Significant cost savings can be found for packages under 20 lbs!   Interested in seeing if you could be saving with USPS? Contact us to get a free shipping analysis:

 

Free Shipping Analysis

 

In the meantime, check out the video below to learn more about why you should be shipping USPS:

 


 

V-Technologies was founded in 1987, we are a shipping software development company and have a selection of multi-carrier shipping software solutions to meet the growing demand for integrated shipping. StarShip™ and ShipGear® our two flagship shipping software products provide integration between carriers and popular ERP, accounting and eCommerce platforms: QuickBooks, Sage, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Acumatica, Macola, Amazon, Shopify, Magento and ebay to name a few.               

                     

                                     

 

 

 

                                                                              

                                                                     USPS Shipping Software

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Tags: Shipping Software, USPS, StarShip, eBay, Amazon, eCommerce, Acumatica, Sage

Our Reviews Integrated Shipping Software Provider Edi Partners

Posted on Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

 

See What Our Valued Customers Say About Us

StarShip & ShipGear Multi-Carrier Shipping Solutions Software

 

Here at V-Technologies, your multi-carrier shipping software provider, we strive to go above and beyond for our clients and prospects. See what two of our valued customers say on our Google reviews:

 

★★★★★ "Great service and will go above and beyond to make sure customer is satisfied. Will be using again." Google review of V-Technologies LLC by The Average CarGuy

★★★★★ "Great product" Google review of V-Technologies LLC by Steve B-Local Guide

 

Thank you to our current and prospective clients from our team here at, V-Technologies LLC.  Founders of StarShip & ShipGear integrated shipping software provider. Work Less, Ship More. Ship it good. 

Are you a long time or new client? We would love to hear from you. Please consider giving us a Facebook or Google review, we would really appreciate it!          

   

                                     

 

V-Technologies was founded in 1987, we are a leading provider of integrated multi-carrier shipping software that connects the warehouse to the front office, giving you efficiencies in shipping, accounts receivable and customer service. 

We partner with dozens of the major parcel, LTL and regional carriers such as USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, OnTrac, ABF, Estes, R+L, YRC, XPO Logistics and more.  Our software provides integration between those carriers and popular ERP, EDI Partners, accounting and eCommerce platforms: QuickBooks, Sage, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Acumatica, Macola, Amazon, Shopify, Magento and ebay to name a few.

 

Contact us today for more information: 800-462-4016 e-mail: sales@vtechnologies.com  or "learn more" link below for more information on our integrated shipping solutions software:  

 

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Tags: Shipping Software, EDI, ShipGear, StarShip

Earth Day, V-Technologies Integrated Shipping Software Solutions

Posted on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 @ 04:08 PM

 

Earth Day 2018

V-Technologies Founders of StarShip & ShipGear 

Integrated Shipping Software Provider

 

Yesterday was Earth Day and we thought it would be a great time to talk about our office recycling program. Our program was created and maintained by team member, Shianne Cutler. A warm thank you to Shianne for all she does here at our office and also out in the community. Team members participate and set aside paper, plastic, cans, wrappers and anything out of the ordinary to be recycled and Shianne takes it from there. She even helps recycle electronics and large items as well.

We collect on average 1 large recycling container each week. When you do the math it’s pretty amazing; 1 per week, 4 per month, on average 48 large containers recycled each year from our office alone. When you think about the long term statistics it gets even better, every 5 years we are saving 240 large containers of recycling!

If your office is not participating in a recycling program, we urge you to consider one, even a small program to start with. Many local animal shelters will take newspapers and other paper products to help line the kennels. Shianne partners with a company called, TerraCycle.com an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard to recycle waste. Check out their website to learn more.

Each and every single item recycled helps protect our planet, for our future and future generations to come. Remember, reduce, reuse and recycle. A few recycling fun facts from recycleacrossamerica.org:

  • “When the U.S. recycling levels reach 75% it will generate 1.5 million new jobs”
  • “Americans throw away enough office paper each year to build a 12 foot wall from Seattle to NY”
  • “Recycling a stack of newspapers just 3 feet high saves one tree.”

The next time you go to throw away a can or a newspaper, take a moment to think about recycling options instead. Every one of us can make a difference.  

Happy Earth Day from our Team Here at, V-Technologies LLC.  Founders of StarShip & ShipGear, Integrated Shipping Software Provider. Work Less, Ship More.

 

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Pitney Bowes & USPS Automated Postage Verification (APV)

Posted on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 01:38 PM
 

Last year, the U.S. Postal Service implemented Automated Postage Verification, which automatically evaluates dimensions, weight, package types and zones during processing to confirm the correct postage amount. If the calculated postage differs from the postage paid for the shipment, USPS notifies Pitney Bowes of the discrepancy.

On March 3, 2018, Pitney Bowes will begin applying postage payment adjustments for overpayments and underpayments to your pre-paid postage account. We strongly encourage all shipping managers to learn about the root causes of postage adjustments and how to avoid them.

 ENSURING ACCURATE POSTAGE

 


3 Common Postage Errors (and how to avoid them)

  • Weighing items incorrectly - Weigh your item and round up. USPS rounds up to the next pound or ounce.
  • Exceeding weight limit for mail class - For example, First-Class Package service can only be used for packages under 15.999 oz; anything over the weight limit must use Priority Mail.
  • Entering wrong package dimensions - Measure your package and enter the length, width and height into StarShip.

Learn more about USPS Automated Postage Verification along with steps to ensure accurate postage.

 

Contact us today for more information: 800-462-4016 sales@vtechnologies.com  

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Happy New Year from V-Technologies, LLC. Shipping Software Providers for ShipGear and StarShip

Posted on Fri, Jan 06, 2017 @ 02:39 PM

Happy New Year!

V-Technologies, LLC. Shipping Software Providers for ShipGear and StarShip

To our customers and business partners, on behalf of our team at V-Technologies, LLC.,  we wish you and your family a very Happy New Year! We want to take this time to express our gratitude to all of our ShipGear and StarShip customers that help give us purpose in the work we love to do - helping shippers ship better, cheaper and faster! It's our privilege to be a part of your team! Thank you for your business. We wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017! 

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