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Dec. 13 2017
As the boom in e-commerce continues to transform today’s business environment, how should warehouses be structured to meet these demands for quick turnaround? Previously, one warehouse was bui... View More
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Dec. 13 2017
Can Amazon seriously take on FedEx and UPS as a major small parcel provider? There are plenty of naysayers that believe it can’t – the costs to establish a network is huge, but who says Amazon... View More
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Dec. 12 2017
On September 18, FedEx announced its 2018 general rate increase (GRI). FedEx’s 2018 GRI is keeping the US Domestic Express and Ground increase to 4.9% (as compared to 2017 GRI Express at 3.9%)... View More
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Dec. 11 2017
I often find myself explaining the importance of separating various cost reduction strategies. It is common for shippers to reference one or two cost reduction strategies and insinuate or assume that... View More
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Dec. 8 2017
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will take a look at the legal characteristics of UPS and FedEx. While people tend to think of these two corporate giants as just that, i.e., “UPS”... View More
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Dec. 7 2017
In every bid event, you want to make sure you have all your bases covered and are setting yourself up for a great relationship with your carrier over the life of the contract. Fully understandin... View More
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Dec. 7 2017
Packaging waste is a crucial issue regarding both businesses and consumers as their packaging waste accounts for roughly 40% of all solid waste. According to the US EPA, residential, commercial, and i
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Dec. 7 2017
What exactly is brand strategy? Essentially, this is a strategy to distinguish a company or products from its competitors. The aim is to create a lasting (positive) impression in the minds of cu... View More
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Dec. 6 2017
Would you like to do your part to reduce your company’s operating expenses and increase profits? Take a closer look at your shipping spend! Costs are on the rise. For large production shippers... View More
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Dec. 6 2017
I often hear two misconceptions about big data. First, people sometimes think, “I have a large amount of data, so I have big data,” and second, “It’s too expensive to truly leverage... View More
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Dec. 6 2017
Breaking the rules to get qualified workers this busy season may be just what needs to be done. In certain areas of the country, finding qualified associates has become a dilemma. That’s why m... View More
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Dec. 4 2017
How many parcel shippers truly read the story their parcel data tells? The reason I ask: To have a discussion about parcel benchmarking against other businesses, the data — be it from invoices... View More
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Nov. 30 2017
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! People all over the world have begun to fill their online shopping carts with gifts for family, friends, and loved ones. As package deliveries surge d... View More
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Nov. 29 2017
We are halfway through the 2017/2018 trans-Pacific contract season, and it’s time to start asking some serious questions regarding your contract rates to guarantee successful 2018/2019 contrac... View More
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Nov. 22 2017
In its second annual Parcel Shipping Index, Pitney Bowes announced a 48% increase in global parcel volume over the last two years. Parcel volume has grown from 44 billion parcels in 2014 to 65 b... View More
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Nov. 21 2017
As always, we are thankful that Morgan Stanley allows us to share these results with our readers, as they provide a benchmark of where the industry is and where it is heading. We’ve pulled out... View More
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Nov. 20 2017
No one can dispute the massive impact the internet has had on the continuing growth of e-commerce and connecting buyers and sellers across country borders. But for start-up businesses wanting to... View More
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Nov. 15 2017
A large number of shippers, whether new or experienced, encounter unnecessary headaches when shipping small parcel to Canada. These headaches often translate into increased rates of customer complaint
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Nov. 15 2017
After years of experiencing Amazon’s profound effect on everything from their delivery times to their shipping prices... View More
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Nov. 15 2017
Manage and Exceed Expectations Customers expect the same services from a small business as they do from an online retail giant. A recent study conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF) found... View More

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