Latest News and Updates from Varsity Logistics

Benefits of Integrating Your ERP with Shipping Software

4/8/22 5:36 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, IBM, erp, integration

Where's my order? Has it shipped yet? Your customer service likely hears or sees those questions dozens of times per day. They spend hours answering questions.

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Integrate Your IBMi as400 ERP with Shipping Software

3/4/22 10:30 AM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, TMS, IBM, integration, as 400

Where's my order? Has it shipped yet? Your customer service likely hears or sees those questions dozens of times per day. They spend hours answering questions.

What if you could cut that time in half or more? It would make not only your customers, but your customer service team happy, too. 

It's possible with IBMi AS/400 ERP shipping.

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Why the IBMi Shipping Software Platform Is Growing

2/28/22 11:45 AM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, TMS, IBM, ecommerce, trends

Shipping and fulfillment is a major cog in many industries. Warehouses, supply chains and logistics all run on powerful shipping software.

In this space, there are many competitors, and people often expect that the best software is going to be something new. 

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Shipping in a Post-Covid World: What You Need to Know

2/15/22 9:30 AM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, TMS, IBM, ecommerce, trends

COVID-19 caused an incredible shift in consumer and business purchasing that nobody could have foreseen coming. From traditional in-store buying behavior, to on-line purchasing, nothing will ever be the same.

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UPS to Flatten the Curve (of Deliveries)

5/11/21 5:19 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, TMS, IBM, ecommerce, trends, parcel shipping, UPS

Supply Chain Dive reports that UPS will be adding weekend capacity, with up to 90% of US residential customers covered by October. This is intended to reduce "some of the lumpiness in the network in the middle of the week," according to Carol Tomé, UPS CEO, on the company's earnings call on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.

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UPS Earnings are Up. Are You Getting Your Best Rates?

2/9/21 1:45 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, Industry News, parcel shipping, UPS

UPS released its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2020 last week. No surprise to anyone it was higher than 2019, as demand for delivery services exploded exponentially with COVID. “Our financial performance…exceeded our expectations,” said UPS CEO Carol Tomé, thanking “all UPSers for their extraordinary efforts to deliver industry-leading service through the holidays.”

In the US, UPS revenues increased 17.4%, aided by growth from small and medium-sized businesses and abetted by the company’s use of surcharges.

We can expect to see

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Ship FedEx? Varsity is FedEx Compatible

1/15/21 4:23 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software

If your company ships a lot of packages a day (from the low 100s to the mid 1000s), saving a little money here and there can really add up. 

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IBM i users: Free EXPO pass to POWERUp, 9/14-17

9/9/20 5:50 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, events, IBM software

Technology folks at companies on the IBM i platform (including its earlier variations... we're looking at you AS/400 users) will gather next week for the 50th anniversary PowerUp meeting hosted by Common.org.  This annual IRL event was postponed from April in Georgia to August in Florida and is now 100% virtual from Sept. 14-17, 2020.

Bookmarked by morning stretch yoga sessions and evening 

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Customer-Directed Charitable Contributions: The Results Are In!

8/10/20 4:30 PM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Varsity Logistics, Charity, Give Back, Customer Info, COVID-19, COVID

Varsity Logistics customers have spoken. After completing our annual survey, customers were given the opportunity to select a not-for-profit charity. Varsity is making a donation to each of the five charities selected by our customers.

The choices offered included the two most popular charities from

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Ship Faster w/ Auto Package Weighing

5/14/20 11:51 AM / by Varsity Logistics posted in Logistics Software, 3PL, Varsity Logistics, Shipping Software, Warehouse Software, TMS, data entry, Money Saving, tips, Safety, RF, COVID-19, parcel shipping, COVID

Our thoughts go out to all the busy warehouses and distribution centers. Most of these essential businesses are going strong, but they all need to keep their essential workers equally strong and healthy. 

Physical distancing within the warehouse can be tricky, which is one reason companies like this automated way to get actual package weights for shipping without having to physically walk over to the scale. SpeedWeigh™

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