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Jan. 10 2017
Last month, I shared some basics of big data and how it can help parcel shippers. My column explored the break-neck pace at which data continues to grow, as well as the benefits and competitive... View More
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Nov. 28 2016
Has Netflix suggested a movie or TV show that perfectly matches your tastes? Have you ever purchased an item from Amazon under the category, “Customers who bought this item also bought?”... View More
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Nov. 21 2016
A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with Rob Martinez and Krish Iyer to discuss the FedEx 2017 rate changes. In the wake of UPS's Friday announcement, I chatted with these experts again to get their take... View More
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Oct. 4 2016
Shipware’s Analysis of the FedEx General Rate Increases for 2017 By David Faour With each year’s General Rate Increase announcement, shippers inevitably ask, “How much is this... View More
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Sept. 28 2016
During a discussion about the various iterations of dimensional weight in our presentation at the 2016 PARCEL Forum in Dallas, I made the (ahem… dare I say, "bold") prediction that at some point
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Sept. 28 2016
We have all heard that knowledge is power. This could not be truer when it comes to managing your transportation expense. In today’s world, the carriers have made it difficult for shippers to... View More
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Sept. 16 2016
The small parcel market is growing its market share every year. Why? Because everything is trending toward a direct-to-consumer (B2C) model. You’ve already noticed once-crowded malls closing s... View More
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Sept. 1 2016
Are you sabotaging your transportation and logistics negotiations? The answer might surprise you... View More
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Aug. 23 2016
Today’s transportation environment is driven by using data to make critical decisions. Whether the focus is a concentrated carrier sourcing event or a company-wide network realignment, the fir... View More
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Aug. 11 2016
There’s a unique consumer profile for every organization competing in the online retail world. We can broadly identify unique trends that differ from one industry to the next. There are some markets... View More
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Aug. 8 2016
Benjamin Franklin once said: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Well, Mr. Franklin clearly wasn’t a parcel shipper — if he was, he surely... View More
Aug. 1 2016
Hickory, NC (August 1, 2016) – Transportation Insight, a leading global third-party logistics (3PL) provider, announces the branding of its expanding transactional division as BirdDog Logistic... View More
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June 29 2016
Much has been written about the adjustments small package carriers have made to service and accessorial charges in recent years. Most of these seemingly minor changes are helping carriers achieve sign
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June 14 2016
Shippers already pay enough in General Rate Increase (GRI) cost, but will they have to pay more? E-commerce volumes have increased exponentially over the past several years, and it could start g... View More
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June 13 2016
Let’s face it. “Data” is a trendy term. Everyone wants to talk about it and prove to others that they know what it means to live in a data-driven world. It’s a wildly popular thing... View More
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May 24 2016
Earlier this year, FedEx Corp. announced its plans to decrease the maximum length for the Additional Handling Fee from 60 inches to 48 inches (length of longest side) before the surcharge... View More
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May 4 2016
The number one reason online shoppers abandon their cart at checkout is due to the spike in price when shipping fees are included. National parcel carriers continue to implement monumental rate... View More
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May 2 2016
Last weekend my wife and I were craving a steak dinner. We grabbed the kids and headed to a well-known steakhouse chain, famous for their satisfaction guarantee on their food. Once seated, there... View More
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April 4 2016
When it comes to negotiating carrier agreements, carriers have a way of making shippers feel great about their discounts. However, more often than not, “fine print” gets in the way... View More
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April 4 2016
Want to know how to get the most value out of the time and money you spend on office shipping? To find that out, you must start with the data. This includes all the information you have about... View More

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