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Meet Justin Clairmore

Meet Justin Clairmore

Meet Justin Clairmore, Account Executive at Customodal! Justin was born and raised in Wausau, Wisconsin and currently lives in nearby Weston. He is proud to be an active part of the community where he was raised. Justin brings to Customodal a diverse work background, including time spent in Steel Fabrication, Construction, Transportation, Customer Service, Auto Repair, and Sales. His most recent career was as a Sales Manager for a Car Dealership for the last 7 years. Though new to logistics,...

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What You Need to Know About DIY Shipping

What You Need to Know About DIY Shipping

Today we're talking about DIY Shipping (ie: Do It Yourself Shipping). There are a lot of online portals out there that allow companies to coordinate their own shipments. This is wonderful if you are very, very experienced shipper who understands accessorial rules, are willing to take care of any claims processing that you need to do, and want to solve your own problems. However, if you're a company that makes $25 million or less, the odds are high that you could benefit from some help. That's...

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Meet Mark Wittmer

Meet Mark Wittmer

Meet Mark Wittmer, our new Business Development Manager located in Los Angeles, CA. Mark was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Minneapolis before moving to the west coast 35 years ago. He is a Washington State graduate with more than 32 years in the logistics industry. Mark enjoys working with people most of all, and in his free time the self-declared "foodie" can be found enjoying walks, music, family, church, and time with his kids.

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Why Work with a 3PL During a Recession

Why Work with a 3PL During a Recession

Working with a 3PL is a great idea, but why work with a 3PL during a recession? Working with a 3PL during a recession can have benefits for both your company and your customers. If your business is selling less and struggling to be profitable, it might be time to consider a new approach to logistics. Third-party logistics, or 3PL, is an outsourcing service that manages operational logistics of shipping operations from warehousing to delivery. This allows business owners to focus more on the...

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How to Strengthen Your Supply Chain

How to Strengthen Your Supply Chain

We've been hearing a lot about supply chains in the last couple of years. Now is the time to strengthen your supply chain! If your manufacturing business hasn't evaluated its supply chain in a while, now's the time to do so. Climbing prices and supply chain issues can impact your product, so it's important to get ahead of any issues. Here are some tips on how to strengthen your supply chain: Reflect and Learn Every business experiences tough times. The important thing is to learn from them...

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How to Prepare for Trade Show Shipping

How to Prepare for Trade Show Shipping

If your company is planning to attend a trade show, we have some tips on how to make trade show shipping as painless as possible! Trade shows are a great opportunity to showcase your business, but they do involve careful planning and timing. Typically, your company's sales and marketing team decides early in the calendar year which shows they plan to attend. They make travel arrangements, prepare the booth they are going to use, and develop handouts, materials, and giveaways. One thing that...

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