ROI Explained at Parcel Forum by OnTrac Vice President Mark Magill

Posted on Sep 24, 2018 3:19:59 PM

The savings created by a diversified logistics portfolio during the current eCommerce explosion is defined by Industry Experts on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018.

OnTrac is proud to have Vice President Mark Magill present at Parcel Forum for the sixth year. This unique event is held for Supply Chain Professionals who are dedicated to parcel fulfillment. Over a thousand decisions makers responsible for shipping, warehousing, packaging, distribution and delivery of parcels attend the conference to learn how to increase efficiencies, cost-effectiveness, and frequency of distribution of packages.

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Joined with Lasership, Inc. Vice President Seth Pierce, and United Delivery Service Vice President of Sales Dave Meyers, Magill chose this topic to help the greater population of the logistics industry to better understand a complex theory of calculating the return on investment and how a logistics provider of a specific region can improve the bottom line. Magill said, “Working with some of the Fortune 500 companies who have successfully made it through the current retail environment and out the other side as eCommerce giants, I noticed that their sophisticated methodology to determine the ROI for their parcel mix is not common knowledge by all. The goal of this presentation is to decipher those equations, so that each logistics professional can take the tools back to the office and determine if the savings is great enough to include a logistics provider like OnTrac in their overall mix.”

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The presentation is titled, “307: Evaluating the ROI of Adding Regionals to the Parcel Carrier Mix” and is taking place on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 from 12:40pm to 1:30pm. To register for the Parcel Forum located at Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Dr., Schaumburg, Illinois 60173, please click here.

To learn more about how the OnTrac logistics network can provide lower rates with faster transit times, please stop by booth number 215 to speak to a Corporate Account Manager.

Topics: Parcel Forum, Mark Magill, shipping strategy, OnTrac Presentation, Logistics/Distribution

OnTrac Vice President Mark Magill Presented at Home Delivery World

Posted on Apr 19, 2018 10:07:27 AM

OnTrac exhibited for the sixth year at the Home Delivery World conference that took place on Wednesday April 18th through Thursday April 19th, 2018. Since the inception of the conference in 2013, Home Delivery World has been connecting retailers, etailers, grocers and solution providers to discuss trends and innovations for the entire delivery cycle.

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OnTrac Vice President of Business Development Mark Magill discussed how to leverage regional carriers and logistics companies for an improved customer experience, speed of delivery, and reduction of transportation costs during a panel at the conference. The panel took place on the first day of the conference at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart and was moderated by Bodybuilding.com Director of Global Transportation Greg Dahlstrom. Magill is a regular presenter at Home Delivery World who is passionate about sharing the benefits of a multi-company approach to create a cost-savings and faster delivery times for companies who ship within the West Coast.

“There are many advantages to using a multi-carrier approach for your shipping strategy,” says Magill. “The number one benefit that continues to top the lists in research each year is the cost savings that regional carriers and logistics companies provide. The larger next-day delivery footprint, greater same day options and a more personal approach to customer service are a few of the added perks that come with the full package.”

Magill began his career in the logistics and transportation industry over 25 years ago, starting out with SonicAir Courier now a division of UPS. He has been a regular contributor to Parcel Magazine and is a popular speaker at transportation conferences focusing on the regional small parcel industry. Magill was awarded the 2016 TMSA Sales Executive of the Year by the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association.

Topics: Company News, shipping strategy, Panel Presentation, Mark Magill, Announcements, Home Delivery World

A Sound Shipping Strategy and a Dependable Partner Can Set You Up for Success

Posted on Jan 11, 2018 10:03:25 AM

Today’s consumers choose who to buy from based on their overall customer experience. As an eCommerce company, having the lowest price or best product no longer guarantees a sale. Consumers thoroughly research and compare a variety of products, retailers, reviews, shipping services and delivery options before they buy. 

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Many eCommerce store owners either dismiss shipping as unimportant, don’t spend enough time thinking through their strategy, or willfully avoid it altogether due to its complexity. Yet, without a good shipping strategy, you could end up with an unprofitable business. Even once you have a good strategy, choosing the wrong shipping partner could affect you negatively in a number of ways.

According to an eCommerce survey by MetaPack, 96% of shoppers said a positive delivery experience would encourage them to shop with a retailer again. In addition, over half (59%) of consumers have not completed an order because delivery was too expensive, and 86% of the same shoppers want a fast delivery.

Selecting a sound shipping strategy and a dependable partner can improve your business. Incorporating a regional carrier into your existing shipping workflow can save you time and money, which is exactly what consumers are looking at retailers for.

A Third Party Logistics Company, Cerasis, refers to regional carriers in a recent article as “package delivery companies that are usually more personal, flexible, and responsive than national carriers and offer shipping advantages within a targeted geographic area.”

Regional carriers, like OnTrac, can oftentimes offer more flexible and competitive options, which address specific customer needs that the National Carriers might not be able to accommodate. Also, with lower operating costs and the shipping advantages of targeting a specific geographic region, regional carriers can pass that savings on to you.

Additionally Cerasis includes that these savings can add up to as much as 10% to 40% lower than the base rates of the National Carriers. Also, with lower fees and fewer surcharges than National Carriers, OnTrac can boost your bottom line.

For a customized rate quote, click here.

Topics: shipping companies, shipping rates, shipping strategy, partnership, eCommerce, lower rates, fewer fees