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Aug. 17 2017
Freight charges can represent up to 10% of a company's total costs. Fuel surcharges and fees drive that cost even higher, and we trust that what our contract says is what our invoice hears. In... View More
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Aug. 16 2017
Did you celebrate the beginning of summer by ordering patio furniture online? Chances are, someone had to pay heavy surcharges on top of the regular delivery charge as more consumers order large items
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Aug. 15 2017
The shipping game is a deceptively tech-driven one. It’s easy for the word “shipping” to bring to mind images of packages, boxes, delivery trucks; they are pretty well-ingrained stereotype
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Aug. 11 2017
In the November-December 2016 issue of PARCEL, we took another look at the first rule of contracting: Know with Whom You Are Dealing. In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will revisit my si... View More
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Aug. 10 2017
Companies are finding it hard to replace good people retiring from supply chain positions and fill the spots of supervisor and managers within the distribution center. Tenure is not only a luxur... View More
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Aug. 8 2017
Lately, talking about the future of shipping feels like peering into an old 1950s sci-fi movie complete with flying robots and self-driving vehicles or a steampunk dream featuring blimps and par... View More
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Aug. 7 2017
Many retailers are starting to plan now for the 2017 holiday shopping season — some even began planning immediately after last season’s rush. Not everyone needs large strategic transformatio
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Aug. 7 2017
Have you been considering adding USPS shipping services to your parcel carrier mix but are unsure what the savings might be? Perhaps you are unclear about the various service options, unsure if... View More
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Aug. 7 2017
In part one of this series, we covered the many factors that are creating new challenges for inbound parcel management. First is the dramatic increase in the volume of inbound parcels that organizations
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Aug. 3 2017
Freight brokerage is a business with many participants and few clear leaders. Most brokers build their business around a combination of relationships and specialized knowledge built up over year... View More
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Aug. 2 2017
Fleets today are under increasing pressure to be efficient when delivering the goods and services to customers. As an article by Australian Financial Review points out, the continuing growth of... View More
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Aug. 2 2017
There has been a massive surge in deliveries to residential dwellings, one that’s outstripping deliveries to commercial establishments and creating a traffic nightmare. Los Angeles Ti... View More
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July 26 2017
While the general population is working on their tans and vacationing in tropical locations, July is the month that online retailers should start preparing their stores for the influx of holiday order
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July 20 2017
On many levels, your relationship with your parcel carrier is like a partnership. You need your carrier so that you can perform your business, and the carrier needs you for revenue. You sign an agreem
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July 18 2017
Technology is constantly evolving, and many people are eager to obtain the latest electronics. Electronics are relatively fragile and often expensive, so it's important to understand how to safely pa... View More
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July 12 2017
Not so long ago, businesses saw no great need to put much effort into managing inbound parcels and mail pieces. However, in the last few years the inbound parcel receiving landscape has changed... View More
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July 6 2017
“Amazon doesn’t talk about what they’re doing - they just do it,” says Markus Ellenbeck, head of StartupLogistics, LLC in Austin, Texas. Judging by the progress Amazon has made... View More
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June 25 2017
Well, it happened. Just as we predicted during our presentation at last year’s Parcel Forum, a major carrier has finally imposed a Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) for 2017. UPS’s announcement... View More
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June 22 2017
In a previous article, I referenced business intelligence and its importance in managing small parcel supply chains. It wasn’t merely for the sake of audit and service recovery, but for the sake... View More
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June 21 2017
In 2016, nearly half -- 43 percent -- of all online retail sales in the US went through Amazon, thus fueling industry demand for two-day shipping. This growth in e-commerce has contrib... View More

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