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April 20 2018
This article originally appeared in the March/April, 2018 issue of PARCEL.The international e-commerce market is growing at 25% per year and is just beginning to capture the attention of merchants all
April 19 2018
Keeping up with parcel industry changes is a challenge. The pace of industry evolution is rapid, and it’s becoming more complex — and costly. Parcel shipping rates are increasing at more than... View More
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April 18 2018
A short time ago in an introductory lecture, a professor gave his students a simple lesson. He said, "Everyone, get out your calculators and enter the following: ‘One plus one multiplied by t... View More
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April 16 2018
With online sales continuing to grow at double-digit rates, retailers are looking for innovative solutions to improve their customer’s experience as well as minimize costs. A trending strategy... View More
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April 13 2018
This article originally appeared in the March/April, 2018 issue of PARCEL. Annual shipping rate increases are an expected occurrence for shippers and customers alike. Shippers understand and acce... View More
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April 11 2018
There comes a point in nearly every growing e-commerce merchant’s journey when the topic of scalability must be explored. Scalability might take many forms for this growing business, but managing... View More
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April 9 2018
It is common knowledge that measurement is the key to effective management. This is especially true for shippers attempting to manage their parcel programs and better control their costs. In fact, a r
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April 5 2018
You’ve made the decision to implement a warehouse management system (WMS) – good choice. You will now be able to visualize a 99.9% increase in accuracy of inventory, reduced order processing... View More
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April 5 2018
Last month, we published part one of a two-part series on the top enterprise labeling trends affecting the supply chain. This month, we'll take a look at the role analytics and cloud technology play... View More
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April 4 2018
The US economy seems to be chugging along in the right direction. 2017 real GDP growth was 2.3%, compared to 1.5% in 2016. Retail sales for the all-important holiday season were the highest since 2010
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April 4 2018
With Amazon’s recent announcement of Shipping with Amazon, in which the company will pick up and ship packages to customers (effectively removing the need for third-party carriers), there’s
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April 3 2018
Across the materials handling industry, labor costs frequently comprise as much as 50% of the expenses at any individual warehouse. The industry is labor-intensive by nature... View More
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March 29 2018
Imagine ordering a new computer or buying a set of golf clubs in the morning. And it arrives at your house two hours later. That’s same-day delivery, and it has the power to shift the last-mile... View More
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March 27 2018
We all know that the e-commerce industry is booming. And why wouldn't it be? The convenience of shopping from home and having your purchases delivered to your doorstep is unparalelled. But, ther... View More
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March 23 2018
Customers keep flexing their collective muscles by choosing to spend their money with companies who not only provide the products they want, but with a delivery method, time, and cost they find accept
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March 21 2018
With new technology constantly emerging to enhance the overall retail experience, customer expectations continue to rise. The typical online shopping process has improved in almost all phases, causing
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March 19 2018
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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March 15 2018
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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March 13 2018
The booming trend of e-commerce shopping continues to grow, and not just in massive sales, but also in the actual size of products available. Sales of non-traditional, bulky items are now accessible f
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March 9 2018
Globalization and digital technologies are changing businesses, especially as companies look to find new ways to amplify growth and expand into new markets. To do this, companies must create efficienc

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