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Holiday Shipping Tips for Shippers

Date: November 21, 2016 Posted by Leslie Smith No Comments

“Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus!” When your company is responsible for the delivery of Santa’s gifts, prompt delivery time is imperative. Shippers can avoid headaches with these recommended shipping tips. Christmas falls on a Sunday this year which gives shoppers and carriers two extra shipping days to get their goods wrapped and under the tree in the nick of time. Don’t let those two extra days fool you into thinking you can

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AFS Announces New Corporate Headquarters

Date: July 21, 2016 Posted by Leslie Smith No Comments

Collaborative work spaces, team-based seating, state of the art IT , efficient work spaces…these are just a few amenities in store for the brand new AFS corporate headquarters.  Almost 30,000 square feet  has been created to support thousands of current AFS customers and the nearly 300 logistics experts employed by AFS.  This beautiful building, is a clean and modern structure marked by seamless glass and accented by decorative rock pillars.   Visitors will be wowed upon entry by

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5 Tips to Not Overpay on Shipping: LTL & Parcel Edition

Date: January 29, 2016 Posted by Leslie Smith No Comments

Why do we overpay? More often than not, it’s just so easy to go with the status quo. Some people feel they’re already getting a great deal (“I’m grandfathered in”), which maybe they are. Others are simply too busy to realize, they’re overpaying. Finally, there’s the “what’s the catch?” crowd. People also overpay because they simply aren’t aware they could pay less. Carrier contracts are subject to provisions on multiple rate & rules tariffs, requiring an in-depth

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O Come, O Come...

Date: December 17, 2015 Posted by Leslie Smith No Comments

Shipping Carriers Struggle to Keep Up this Holiday Season Who doesn’t like the holiday season? The shopping, decorating, and most importantly shipping all of those gifts you bought half way across the country. As expected, the holiday season is the shipping industry’s busiest and biggest time of the year. According to reports, last year UPS and FedEx both delivered 97% of their packages on-time the week after Thanksgiving. During this same period in 2015, those

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Shipping with a Fire Monkey this February

Date: December 15, 2015 Posted by Leslie Smith No Comments

Are you shipping in or out of China this February? Don’t let your shipments get stuck with a Fire Monkey. The holiday season, the time for present shopping, gift giving, house decorating, tree trimming, family time of the year. You know what…I bet there’s one part of that you haven’t thought of yet…Chinese New Year. I totally caught you off guard there, didn’t I? I know what you’re thinking, “Why on earth is Chinese New

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