Sept. 5 2017
A customized solution is only valuable when coupled with reliable service you can count on and an answer that doesn’t break the budget. U.S. Cargo is built on the idea of creating flexib... View More
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Sept. 5 2017
For many retailers, the packing arena is a battleground they face every day. Not only do they want their packaging to stand out among the millions of parcels being shipped daily, but they also w... View More
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Sept. 5 2017
Before e-commerce sales consumed 8.5% of retail sales, warehousing could be a much simpler affair for many companies. You would bring products in by the truckload, store them until orders were p... View More
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Aug. 31 2017
This article originally appeared in our July/August issue If UPS and FedEx follow their 2017 timelines, general rate increase (GRI) announcements for 2018 are on the horizon. No matter when they are announced,... View More
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Aug. 28 2017
Understanding the ins and outs of auditing parcel invoices can be very beneficial to your business because this process provides valuable insight into your organization’s supply chain operatio... View More
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Aug. 23 2017
Free, fast, and all-inclusive. Those words sum up the challenges for those in the final-mile space. Shifts in shipper and consumer expectations have changed the whole landscape for carriers in t... View More
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Aug. 18 2017
If you are a small- or medium-size business (SMB), do you feel like you are spending too much on shipping? Most likely, you are. Many large shippers carry enough clout to negotiate with the larg... View More
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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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