Butterflies & Boxes: Long-Term Effects of Switching Carriers

Posted on Mar 5, 2010 5:17:00 PM

Butterfly on Box

Ever heard of the Butterfly effect? No, not the Ashton Kutcher movie, but the metaphor it's based on? The idea is that a butterfly's wings create tiny changes in the atmosphere that could eventually alter the path of an entire weather system! Okay, way too deep. Let's refocus.

Ever ponder how your decision to choose OnTrac affects a whole lot more than just packages getting from point A to point B? Think about it.

Customers get their orders faster and for less cost, which creates a positive impression and a higher chance for repeat business. Repeat business turns into capital, infrastructure, jobs, household brands, you name it.

Rather stick to numbers? No problem. Here's the math:

Next-Day Shipping Rates from Los Angeles, CA to San Francisco, CA

 OnTrac FedEx UPS
 Letter $11.95 $23.40 $21.70
 1 lb.
 $34.05 $31.60
 5 lbs. $20.70 $50.35 $46.70
 10 lbs. $26.65 $68.60 $63.60
15 lbs.
 $34.10 $86.65 $80.35

And, that doesn't even include the money you save on all the fees. Here's a look at one of the dozens of fees you're avoiding by choosing OnTrac:

Daily Long-Term Savings of No Residential Delivery Fee

 VolumePer Day
 Per Month
Per Year
 100 $250 $5,500 $66,000
 250 $625 $13,750 $165,000
 500 $1,250 $27,500 $330,000
 1,000 $2,500 $55,000 $660,000
 2,000 $5,000 $110,000 $1,320,000


Sure, there are more variables in the business equation, but choosing the right shipping company can be a big part of your success. A low cost, high-quality carrier can easily be a game-changer; not only in a bad economic environment, but a good one too.

But hey, you're already shipping with OnTrac so this is old news.

Fewer fees add up to BIG savings! See a fee comparison of the most common surcharges here.

Topics: accessorial charges, Residential Delivery fee, OnTrac Shipping, ontrac.com, Residential Delivery Area Surcharge