Posted: September 21st, 2015
Prepared by Craig Douglas for Global Logistics
You are the sales manager of a small company with sales in the United States. About 30% of your business is mail order, and the remainder comes from your two retail stores.
You recently created an e-store on the web and a few days later received an order from a potential customer from a city near Paris France.
You don’t want to lose this $350 order. You know you can use the postal service, but the customer indicated she wanted the item in about a week. Air express seems logical, but how much will it cost?
Consult both the FedEx home page (www.fedex.com) and the UPS home page (www.ups.com) to get some estimates on shipping costs. Here are some details you will need:
Total Weight: 2.5 pounds
Package Dimensions: 4 inches high by 6 inches wide and 6 inches long
U.S. Zip Code: 97035
French Zip Code: 91400
Answer the questions using the marking guide below. Submit your assignment through the submissions icon by the due date. Please see calendar for the due date of this assignment.
Marking Guide for this assignment:
Clearly identify the financial calculations of shipping through FedEx and UPS with an explanation of each shipping opportunity.
Formulate a clear and precise personal point of view on the best method of shipping the parcel. Include reasons for choosing your choice of carrier (FedEx or UPS) and why you would not go with the alternative carrier (FedEx or UPS)
Conclude your assignment with your thoughts on shipping online to Paris France. Would you personally make such a shipment, why or why not?
Total Marks = 100%
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