LSO, the south’s premier regional parcel carrier, today announced new 2016 published rates, which include across the board savings for customers in every product category. In an environment of industry pressures to increase pricing, LSO continues to provide excellent value versus the global package carriers, for both ground and express delivery offerings. Compared to other express offerings in the industry and especially among global carriers, LSO remains an incredible alternative, with an average cost savings of 18% less. Whether shipping via ground services or express overnight, LSO can deliver both great service and lower costs at a savings up to 25% on select products compared to the global carriers.
LSO’s commitment to providing the best value for shipping is unparalleled in the industry — especially when customers are looking for competitive advantage in their parcel shipping. In 2016, many businesses will find their shipping rates will increase from 4% to nearly 8% depending on service option, if customers select from the two major global carriers for their shipping needs.
“LSO offers greater value across the board in all service offerings for companies shipping in our broad, multi-state regional coverage area,” said LSO’s CEO, Rick Jones. “LSO provides customers another, more economical choice when evaluating their parcel carriers.”
Significant Shipping Savings
Historically, the parcel carrier industry raises rates at the beginning of the fiscal year. LSO’s pricing compared to the industry average rate increases include:
For the LSO Groundâ„¢ offering, the average increase across all weights and zones is just 1.3% — or one third of the industry average of 3.9%. Depending on the size and weight of the ground parcel, LSO’s published rates can be up to 5% less expensive than the global carriers.
For typical Priority Overnight services, LSO’s average rate increase is 2.2% compared to the 4.6% industry average.
And, for Economy Next Day products, the average rate increase from LSO is 3.4%, compared to the industry average of 6.1%.
Finally, in the 2nd Day category, LSO’s average rate increase is 4.9% compared to the industry average increase of 7.7%.
LSO has continued to improve operationally, expanding its regional footprint and innovating throughout 2015 which allowed the company to continue to provide excellent shipping value versus the global carriers and help keep its rates lower. In May, LSO announced the expansion of its shipping services to include all major cities and zip codes throughout Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Metairie, New Orleans, Monroe and Shreveport. The extension of services into Louisiana greatly complemented LSO’s broad expanse of parcel delivery services already widely available throughout the south.
“At LSO, we are dedicated to providing superior service for our customers while servicing the shipping needs of small and mid-sized shippers to Fortune 500 shippers. In addition, we continue to research and evaluate new markets in 2016 for regional expansion and growth opportunities,” said Rick Jones, CEO of LSO. “We were pleased to provide these services to new customers throughout the great state of Louisiana while allowing our existing customers in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico much greater access to the southern region of the United States.