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Why You Should Renegotiate Your Carrier Agreement

There is one, simple reason to renegotiate your carrier agreement: to save money! Most shippers’ carrier agreements leave plenty of room for improvement. The carriers negotiate every single day, whereas you may only negotiate agreements once every year. Based on that discrepancy, the agreement [...]

Impact of Rate Increase

Though the announcements of carrier rate increases focused only on a small percentage as the average GRI, experienced shippers know those figures never apply across the board. So what is the true impact of a rate increase? The answer depends on many variables that factor into what kind of rate [...]

Zero Down Execs Announced as 2019 Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

Leading B2B publication releases annual list of the supply chain industry’s top professionals featuring Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions’ Brad A. McBride and Jessica Windham. SUNRISE, Fla. — FEBRUARY 28, 2019 — Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for [...]

Find out your REAL rate increases for 2019

  ‘Tis the season for annual carrier rate increases! FedEx and UPS may have both announced an average 4.9% increase in FedEx fees and UPS fees, and USPS a 2.5% increase, but do you know what your ACTUAL increase will be? As the supply chain industry hits its holiday peak, GRIs threaten to [...]

Does Your Supply Chain Technology Measure Up?

  Zero Down utilizes our proprietary software FreightOptics, the most innovative supply chain visibility platform in the industry. FreightOptics leads the competition in technological capabilities, overall visibility, and ease of use. Our cloud-based platform is built in an open-source [...]

Press Release: Zero Down Launches General Rate Increase Technology Tool (GRITT)

We’ve launched our new General Rate Increase Technology Tool, GRITT, and the word is out just in time for the 2019 increases. Supply Chain Dive featured our latest news, and you can read all about it below. Contact us today for a free assessment of your new rates! Zero Down Supply Chain [...]

Shipping Charge Corrections are Starting to Add Up

Over the summer, UPS quietly made a change to their fees. After another small change in September though, shippers need to start listening, or this Holiday Season is going to be a rough one for their bottom line. Back in June, UPS implemented a new audit fee on shipping charge corrections [...]

When Less Is More: How to Avoid Profit-Eating Accessorial Fees

  This article originally appeared on ParcelIndustry.com. In fashion, accessorizing is a great way to get noticed. However, in the shipping industry, accessorial fees will make you stand out for all the wrong reasons. Accessorial fees bleed profits from your supply chain and often can be [...]

GRIs are Coming . . .

Unless you’re new to the shipping industry, you probably know what the fourth quarter means: General Rate Increases (GRIs). Around this time each year, both FedEx and UPS announce their GRIs for the upcoming year. Each year for the past five years, this has meant a consistent increase by both [...]

How Zero Down Achieved $27,000 of Refunds for Our Client in the First 3 Months

    At Zero Down Supply Chain Solutions, we are proud of the impact our supply chain services have on our clients’ businesses. Not only do we protect their bottom line as a leading supply chain optimization company, but we save them significant time and valuable resources through our [...]