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ConnectShip Community News: Spring 2020

2020 has marked a new year, a new decade, and the onset of what will be a period of change for all of us. We at ConnectShip realize now, more than ever, the power of a strong and supportive community, and dependable technology. We are proud to have each of you as members of our community as we navigate this time together.

COVID-19 Update

ConnectShip is closely monitoring the state of COVID-19, both for the health and safety of our employees and continued service for our community. Carriers have implemented changes that may affect your shipments.

Please monitor the page linked below for updated information.

COVID-19 Carrier News

New on ConnectShip.com

Our team is always working to add value through the online experience. Below are our most recent updates.

Did You Know?

Rate File Conversions
You probably know that many Progistics carrier components allow you to enter custom shipping rates, but did you know that we can help convert your rates into the format that Progistics needs? For more information, open a new support ticket and select “I need my custom rates converted to XML” in the Issue field.

2020 Training Dates Released

As we strive to ensure our carrier compliance solutions are effective and accessible, ConnectShip is happy to announce even more online classes for the 2020 training schedule. Please visit our training schedule for the complete list of dates.

Partner Webinar

Hear our Director of Operations, Tim Leary, participate in an insightful discussion hosted by Supply Chain Brain with guests, Pierbridge, ConnectShip, and Banyan Technologies.

Effective omnichannel shipping can impact customer service, shorten distances to the customer, increase speed of delivery, and reduce costs. Especially when it incorporates parcel, LTL, and a diverse multi-carrier network.

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Out in the Field

Our business development team had a busy quarter at this year's first conferences, connecting with the outstanding members of our industry. You can read more about their recent travels in our Blogistics industry blog, featured in the next section.

  • Stamp.com Endicia Partner Conference (pictured)
    Los Angeles, California

  • Modex 2020
    Atlanta, Georgia

The Latest on Blogistics

Check out what’s new on Blogistics - ConnectShip’s industry blog!

Targeting Excellence with Stamps.com Endicia

Jim Clifford, ConnectShip Innovation and Sales Senior Manager, recently attended his first Stamps.com Endicia Strategic Partner Conference at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach Hotel, Los Angeles. Read more about his take on this intimate event focused on setting targets and strengthening partnerships.

Powered by the Possibilities of a New Workforce Dynamic

Julie James, ConnectShip Channel Sales Manager, just returned from attending Modex 2020, which was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. While the show was visibly affected by some companies deciding not to attend or being prevented from traveling in response to the Coronavirus, the effect was quality over quantity of interactions. At first, it was unusual to see empty booth spaces and fewer people, but the lower attendance made it possible to spend more time with exhibitors to learn about their solutions and also to make stronger connections.

Celebrating a Great Career

Everyone at ConnectShip would like to congratulate Christina White on her dedicated service to our company. Support Manager Vince Sposato had this to say about Christina's retirement:

"We recently wished Christina White a fond farewell as she has retired after 22 years at UPS with the last 5 years working for ConnectShip, Inc in our Tech Support department as a Tech Support Analyst. Christina brought a unique perspective to ConnectShip having worked in various capacities in the Logistics industry with an initial stint at Pitney Bowes and then moving over to UPS. Christina worked in the UPS Technology Support Group assisting both internal and external customers alike. At ConnectShip, she was instrumental in handling multiple customer issues each day as well as being our admin for our various test FedEx FSMS servers which helped facilitate prompt support for our FedEx customers. We wish her the best as she moves on to the next chapter of her life. She left us with these final words, which are a Celtic blessing: "May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields. and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand."

Chinese New Year

This January, the ConnectShip team gathered to celebrate the Chinese New Year! Some of our staff used their culinary talents to cook up dumplings from scratch, others brought in tasty Chinese side dishes, and our themed decorations set the scene. What better way to ring in the new year than with good food and good company.

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