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CPS Smart RateBots™ Save Money and Decrease Your Company's Carbon Footprint!


Shipping Room Ideas To Decrease Your Carbon Footprint


How does using CPS help you join other green companies and save money at the same time?


Introduction to Harvey Software's Green Efforts


Other Green Shipping Resources

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CPS Smart RateBot CPS Smart RateBots™ Save Money and Decrease Your Company's Carbon Footprint!

With CPS Smart RateBots you can not only take real-time, best price control of time-guaranteed carrier services, but you can also implement an automatic shipping system that minimizes your company's carbon impact for the carrier services you choose.  This can save you money and stimulate sales as many of today's shoppers are very concerned about our environment.

It is a fact that using CPS Smart RateBots can save you shipping costs and give you the tools to use the shipping service with the least environmental impact while you save. 

For example, let's say you decide to offer 2 day delivery times to all your customers that visit your on-line store.  CPS Smart RateBots can be set to use ground services for all of the ZIP codes that have a 2 day or less guaranty for ground services and use only carriers' express 2 day service for those shipments out of that delivery area.  Once the right service is found, CPS Smart RateBots can then rate shop to find the best service and price to ship every package using the greenest carrier service possible.  All automatically!  This means that you can offer your shoppers green alternatives that deliver timely results.

It has been stated that energy costs associated with a product rises from 6 to 28 percent when the mode of transport shifts from ground to air.  CPS Smart RateBots help lower this impact significantly!

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CPS Green Shipping Resource - Shipping Room Ideas to Decrease Your Carbon Footprint Shipping Room Ideas to Decrease Your Carbon Footprint

Shipping packages without having an environmental impact is impossible but a responsible company can greatly reduce their impact.  Here are a few ways to start shipping greener today:


Use CPS Multi-Carrier Shipping Software with Smart RateBots, SHIP eLERT®s, Address Verification Module (AVM) and other money saving green software tools to optimize shipping automation.


Be sure to recycle your shipping boxes and packing materials.  Reuse shipping containers and boxes as often as possible.


Use thermal labels, electronic data transfer and barcode technology instead of plastic pouches with paper printed documents and address labels when shipping packages.


Use and promote the recycling of Dupont Tyvek mail envelopes like those used by the U.S. Postal Service.  Call 1-866-33-TYVEK and ask about Dupont's pouch program for recycling Tyvek envelopes.


Packing peanuts do not have much recycling potential, but they can be reused, which is even better. When you receive them from others, save them and reuse them for the things you ship. When you purchase packaging peanuts use the ones made from vegetable starch. They are much better for the environment and much easier to get rid of.  If you have more than you can use, unwanted clean packing peanuts are accepted at 1,500 packaging stores around the US. The Plastic Loosefill Council’s Peanut Hotline can give you names of local businesses that will accept unused packing peanuts.  Many Pack'NShip  business like UPS Stores or FedEx Kinko's will also accept them.


When you purchase new boxes or packing materials try to use those made of recycled materials.


Reuse boxes when ever possible.  For a new box look, you can even remove the labels or tape from a box.  Followed by breaking open the bottom seams and side seam.  Then refold the box inside out and secure the seams with packing tape.  You can also use old bubble wrap, packing peanuts, tissue paper, boxes, crumbled newspaper and magazine pages for packing material.


To save money on shipping costs and reduce environmental impact always use the smallest size box necessary with the least amount of packing material.


Use biodegradable packing peanuts, recycle paper, news papers, packing materials made from potato or corn starch when ever available.  Try not to use new bubble wrap or Styrofoam packing peanuts and they are a petroleum derived product and cannot be recycled.

Small changes can make a world of difference!

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CPS Green Shipping Resource - How does using CPS help you join other green companies and save money at the same time? How does using CPS help you join other green companies and save money at the same time?

All versions of Harvey Software's Computerized Parcel System (CPS) can help you practice energy-wise smart shipping.  "How" you ask?  To start, CPS uses specialized features to automate the best way to ship your products with money saving features like Smart RateBots™, Cut’N Ship®, BestWay™ Calculator, Flat Rate Shipping Charge Calculator, and many more.  These standard features of CPS help optimize shipping methods for green results while reducing costs.

In addition to standard features of CPS, low cost options like the Address Verification Module (AVM) will automatically correct addresses as you ship.  When you ship to the wrong address you are wasting energy resources to get the package to the right location, or even worse, having it returned.  The AVM insures your package goes to the correct address and saves you additional carrier charges.

You can use CPS to control the environmental impact of shipping your products.  CPS can be tailored through the use of RateBots to ship by the least cost method and also control the environmental shipping costs of the methods you chose.    For example, choosing ground shipping instead of air for your shipping lets you choose a green smart way shipping method over more energy consuming methods whenever possible.

Harvey Software plans to continue to develop ways CPS can help environmental companies practice green logistics.

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CPS Green Shipping Resource - Introduction to Harvey Software's Green Efforts Introduction to Harvey Software's Green Efforts

Harvey Software believes very strongly in seeking better ways to do business.  Green concepts are not new to Harvey Software as we have always delivered high quality shipping software solutions that provide maximum efficiency, reliability, and accountability.  In our efforts to continue to deliver outstanding solutions, we have re-examined our use of energy, transportation, and the materials used to market and deliver our products.  We feel every business should take their impact on the environment seriously.  We are happy to say that our efforts have uncovered many areas where we have been able to greatly improve. This has in turn lowered our costs of doing business while delivering the products outlined by our mission statement.  We are proud to say that today we offer low cost shipping products that can help you practice green shipping methods along with saving you time and money like never before.

How have Harvey Software's Green efforts saved you money?

One of the first areas we worked to improve was to switch to Internet distribution of our product, marketing and documentation.  In December of 2006, we stopped using CDs and printed manuals.  We now completely distribute all of our products and documentation over the Internet.  This has turned out to not only reduce costs of distribution and materials but has also allowed us to deliver products and updates with ease and in the greenest possible fashion.  Changes like this are not only good for the company but also reduce our dependence on unnecessary materials that waste energy and use oil, paper and other important resources.

However, switching to Internet product distribution was only the beginning.  Starting in 2007 we made many company wide changes that continue today.  We have decreased our use of electricity by nearly 50% by changing all of our lights, rearranging our staff for more efficiency, and upgrading to more energy efficient equipment.  This has both lowered our costs and allowed us to increase our service offerings to our customers by switching to better equipment and rethinking what we do.  These are areas where we continue to make changes that should yield even greater efficiencies more and more every day.  And we plan to fully pass our increased efficiencies and cost savings to our valued customers.

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Other CPS Green Shipping Resources Other Green Shipping Resources

ClimateCounts.org - They provide a Consumer Shipping Score Card for all the carriers supported by CPS.  This help you to determine climate footprint of the carriers you use. (http://www.climatecounts.org/scorecard_sectors.php?id=24)

Earth911.com - They provide a one-stop shop for information concerning your company's environmental impact and give you ideas on reusing and recycling your company's trash. (http://earth911.com/)

Environmental Defense - Partners with businesses, governments and communities to find practical environmental solutions. (http://www.environmentaldefense.org)

Environmental News Network - Environmental news. (http://www.enn.com)

FedEx - FedEx recognizes that their impact is greater than the services they provide. FedEx is committed to a thoughtful steward of the environment and being a caring citizen in the communities where they do business.  FedEx is passionate about sustainably connecting people and places and improving the quality of life around the world. (http://earthsmart.van.fedex.com/)

Global Green USA - An organization works with governments, industry, and individuals to create a global value shift toward a sustainable and secure future. (http://www.globalgreen.org)

GreenBiz - Daily News and Resources on Green Business, Sustainable Practices, Environmental Innovation. (http://www.greenbiz.com)

Grist - Environmental news and commentary.  (http://grist.org)

Plastic Loose Fill Council - The Peanut Hotline is America's most successful packaging reuse program. Consumers call the Hotline, 800-828-2214, or visit this website, for the nearest location that accepts plastic loose fill, or packing peanuts, for reuse. (http://www.loosefillpackaging.com/pages/hotline.htm)

Sierra Club - Environmental organization.  (http://www.sierraclub.org)

SmartWay (EPA) - The United States Environmental Protection Agency's SmartWay Transport Program. (http://www.epa.gov/smartway)

SustainableBusiness - They provides global news and networking services to help green business grow, covering all sectors: renewable energy, green building, sustainable investing, and organics. (http://www.sustainablebusiness.com)

TreeHugger - A good source for all types of green news and ideas. (http://www.treehugger.com)

UPS - UPS operates more than 94,000 vehicles, over 1,800 facilities and is among the world's top 10 airlines. UPS embraces their leadership role by developing sustainable transport options. With their transportation imprint being very large and they take their responsibility seriously so as to minimize their impacts in any way they can. (http://www.community.ups.com/Environment)

USPS - The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been planet friendly for a long time. They employ alternative fuel-capable vehicles by the thousands. They utilize Eco-friendly products and practice recycling. (http://about.usps.com/what-we-are-doing/green/welcome.htm)

UsedCardboardBoxes.com - They provide low-cost, earth-friendly recycled shipping boxes.  (http://www.usedcardboardboxes.com/)

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Lee County Florida Ordinance # 07-25 makes recycling mandatory for businesses. Proudly Harvey Software, along with the efforts of its employees, exceeds these requirements.

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