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Jan. 17 2020
Speed – consumers want it and businesses need it. Wireless companies are working to improve their cellular speed to meet customers’ demands of faster service. Airlines are working to impro
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Jan. 16 2020
Whatever your needs or requirements are, a solid partnership with a TMS provider can help you take your operation to the next level. To see some of the leading solution providers in this space, downlo
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Jan. 15 2020
This past fall, the US unemployment rate fell to near-historic lows of 3.5%. While that’s great news for the economy and for workers, it’s bad news for organizations who find themselves paying... View More
Jan. 13 2020
NEW YORK, New York – Jan. 13, 2020 – National Retail Federation Annual Conference and EXPO (NRF) -- Janam Technologies, a leading provider of rugged mobile computers that capture d... View More
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Jan. 13 2020
When Gartner conducts its annual Supply Chain Technology User Wants and Needs Survey, we ask respondents to state their top three external challenges that affect their organization’s supply... View More
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Jan. 10 2020
Global commerce and shipping can be complex. However, expanding your market internationally can be exceptionally lucrative, so it would be unwise to let hesitation and fear hold you back. Since the ri
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Jan. 9 2020
Every year, it's interesting to look back and see what topics our readers were most interested in. We hope you enjoy this recap of the top 10 most-read pieces on our site... View More
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Jan. 9 2020
Another year, another major carrier rate increase, as UPS and FedEx continue to raise their list rates for transportation charges and accessorial charges, as well as implementing new methods to squeez
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Jan. 8 2020
With the parcel volume continuously growing and consumers wanting free shipping, optimizing the last mile of parcel delivery has become more and more crucial. The last mile alone costs upwards... View More
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Jan. 8 2020
It’s hard to believe that we are now in 2020. How did your organization perform with respect to attaining to your goals in 2019? The parcel industry is a dynamic industry that keeps changing... View More
Jan. 7 2020
(Lombard, Illinois) Jan. 3, 2019—Pinnacle Packaging, a Chicagoland-based distributor of packaging, shipping and industrial supplies to companies throughout North America, recently unveiled a... View More
Jan. 7 2020
The Trump Administration announced plans back in October 2018 to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) treaty. This was largely part of a move to level the playing field between Chinese... View More
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Jan. 7 2020
There are many facets of an e-commerce retail business that contribute to its success. From product design to marketing, retailers have endless opportunities to grow a loyal customer base. How... View More
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Jan. 6 2020
In the last PARCEL Counsel, we looked at several factors to consider when deciding whether an F.O.B. Origin or F.O.B. Destination term of sale is best for your company. Since then, I had the opportuni
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Jan. 2 2020
The 2019 PARCEL Forum conference just concluded, and once again, I was impressed by the quality and diversity of the distribution center tours offered. First up was Saddle Creek Corporation, a... View More
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Dec. 30 2019
Mixed messages in week 50. FedEx dropped to 81.3% while UPS rebounded to 93%. FedEx’s percentage is based off a smaller sample size due to how they invoice but it does provide credence... View More
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Dec. 30 2019
It is critical for organizations with any kind of parcel volume to understand the impact of the carriers’ general rate increase (GRI). Yet, while the annual announcement by FedEx and UPS is... View More
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Dec. 23 2019
When sending goods globally, shippers need to be aware of the legal issues relating to international shipping and the risks they pose for parcel shippers. These risks include not only financia... View More
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Dec. 19 2019
If international shipping is not on your radar already, it is likely it will be soon. After all, cross-border trade is the next big growth arena in e-commerce. Figure 1 shows the top five coun... View More
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Dec. 17 2019
Rate changes and surcharges have been implemented more and more throughout the past few years, often at any time during the year (instead of being done during the standard, year-end general rate... View More

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