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March 4 2016
Address quality is a critical component of controlling shipping costs, both for shippers themselves and for service providers such as the United States Postal Service. A package that is addressed inco
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March 2 2016
Parcel shipping charges can represent up to five to 10% of a company's total expenses. Fuel surcharges are driving that cost even higher. And shippers are looking to get a handle on the numerous surc... View More
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March 1 2016
Changes are afoot once again with the FedEx and UPS fuel surcharges. On March 7th, the FedEx fuel surcharge for Air and International will be 0% (yes, you read that right!) and Ground will... View More
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March 1 2016
That question is a no-brainer. Yes — the USPS is still a great option. As shippers navigate the rate increase and how it affects them, it’s important to allow the smoke to settle by remembering... View More
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Feb. 24 2016
CHICAGO – CarrierDirect, an award-winning provider of advisory and tactical services to transportation and logistics corporations, has released its highly anticipated... View More
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Feb. 17 2016
Following the US January 2016 retail results, retail expert Dan Wagner gives his input. The January figures may be a welcomed result for retailers, but strong employment, wage gains and a... View More
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Feb. 16 2016
Third-party shipping is a vital and ever growing area of today’s modern supply chain and one that UPS, through its 2016 GRI, has targeted for additional yields. Effective January 4th, 2016 UPS began
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Feb. 9 2016
Every year, shoppers increasingly head online to cross items off their holiday gift lists, and every year, this trend seems to catch a few retailers flat-footed. The 2015 holiday season was no d... View More
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Feb. 5 2016
Amazon is dominating the headlines by constantly challenging the logistics status quo. What started out as “the leading online retailer of books in 1994” has evolved over the last decade to
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Jan. 29 2016
The final week of December 2015 marked the lowest On-Highway Diesel weekly price since June 2009; after falling for a seventh straight week, the price of diesel landed at $2.235. This is a 34 pe... View More
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Jan. 26 2016
According to the latest figures released by the UK-based Centre for Retail Research, US online spending was expected to reach $349.20 bn [£215.39 bn] in 2015 - an increase of 13.8 per cent on t
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Jan. 21 2016
Forget limiting rate increases to occur on an annual basis. Apparently when you’re UPS and FedEx, you can decide to make adjustments or, more accurately, increases throughout the course of the... View More
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Jan. 20 2016
To be honest, I am in awe of UPS. They execute with the precision of a Swiss watch. They plan, and then they make the magic happen. In anticipation of extraordinary Christmas volume, they treated the
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Jan. 18 2016
I have heard for a couple of years now about the 2020 Supply Chain Talent Drain and the challenges faced by many organizations looking to fill the gap because of retiring baby boomers. Tod... View More
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Jan. 12 2016
In December of 2013 Amazon was very public that they saw fit to blame UPS for late deliveries to consumers. Recall that the winter of 2013 was brutal and in particular in the Oklahoma/Texas area which
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Jan. 11 2016
The US domestic small parcel market is growing much faster than the UsS economy and we expect this to continue for years. We estimate the 2104 market at approximately $62.5 billion, reflecting a 14.4%
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Jan. 11 2016
We’ve made it. Another year has passed, one marked by a shift in consumer expectations and emerging shipping trends like flexible delivery options, cross-border shipping and additional return... View More
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Jan. 8 2016
You’re likely just getting back into the swing of things after attending Parcel Forum 2015, trying to determine what great idea to implement first… or, perhaps you’re still evaluating... View More
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Jan. 5 2016
For the third consecutive year at the PARCEL Forum, Shipware,LLC conducted a live parcel pricing and benchmarking surveyin which 77 shippers responded to survey questions about their parcel usage... View More
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Dec. 29 2015
Shippers, as well as the U.S. economy, prosper when exports are moving in high volume. Exports allow us to support business growth in the form of job creation and revenue. If we examine history... View More

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