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Dec. 17 2018
This appeared in the November/December, 2018 issue of PARCEL. As always, PARCEL Forum 2018 was a great event. It was especially enjoyable for me, since I got to meet and visit with the fans — o... View More
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Dec. 17 2018
“In Globalization 1.0, which began around 1492, the world went from size large to size medium. In Globalization 2.0, the era that introduced us to multinational companies, it went from size me... View More
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Dec. 14 2018
This appeared in the November/December, 2018 issue of PARCEL. “Shipping profile? Check. We received it from our carrier representative at our last account review.” No, really, do you... View More
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Dec. 14 2018
Online shopping has dramatically transformed the retail industry. The days of brick and mortar stores are dwindling, as retailers are emphasizing e-commerce to reach a larger customer base. No l... View More
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Dec. 13 2018
Whether you are several months into your peak season or you are looking ahead to a busy time, it’s important to check your list. Hopefully, many of you had the foresight to take stock of the �... View More
Dec. 13 2018
Wondering how the 2019 rate changes recently announced by UPS and FedEx will impact your shipping spend? These handy charts provide an easy reference as you plan for your 2019 costs. hbs... View More
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Dec. 13 2018
Today’s shopping trip is no longer confined to the corner store or the local mall. With the growth of e-commerce, people can buy nearly anything from anywhere in the world with the click of a... View More
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Dec. 12 2018
If you ship small parcels with either of the national parcel carriers and you’ve been paying attention to the changes in their dimensional weight (DIM) pricing strategies, you probably have at... View More
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Dec. 12 2018
This article appeared in the Fall 2018 International Issue.The world is truly getting smaller, and more and more merchants from around the globe are entering the global e-commerce arena as technology... View More
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Dec. 11 2018
With the explosive growth of online ordering for everything from toilet paper to TVs, consumers and manufacturers alike are eyeballing the next frontier: fast-moving consumer goods, also known a... View More
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Dec. 10 2018
Several new international regulation changes have flown under the radar this summer. These changes could potentially have a profound effect on US export shippers and importers, especially as the... View More
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Dec. 6 2018
There are many reasons to focus on international marketing and distribution, and if you ignore this segment, your business could be missing out. Global parcel shipping has increased by 48% over... View More
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Dec. 6 2018
'Tis the season for UPS’s General Rate Increase (GRI) announcement for 2019... View More
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Dec. 6 2018
The holiday season happens at the same time every year. We know it’s coming, but somehow most of us end up waiting until the last minute to buy gifts. And thanks to Amazon, we can now procrast... View More
Dec. 5 2018
Effectively managing an e-commerce business means delivering products on time through an efficient shipping process. Doing this gets more complicated as a business grows, and you find yourself n... View More
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Dec. 4 2018
From order to delivery, do you handle your delivery process as efficiently as you can? Efficient delivery management saves hours of manual work, reduces human errors, improves customer service, and speeds... View More
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Dec. 4 2018
Selling internationally is a real opportunity for small e-commerce merchants. According to Statistica, from 2014 to 2021, worldwide e-commerce sales will grow almost 246%, from $1.3 to $4.5 tril... View More
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Nov. 30 2018
You wouldn’t really know it from recent media headlines, but cross-border trade between the United States, Mexico, and Canada continues to thrive, with US goods exports to Mexico up by more th... View More
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Nov. 29 2018
The 2018 holiday season is upon us. According to the National Retail Federation, these two months alone — November and December — represent 16 to 30% of a retailer’s total sales for... View More
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Nov. 26 2018
FedEx Express and FedEx Ground, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp., will increase shipping rates effective January 7, 2019 by an average of 4.9%, while FedEx Freight will increase by an av... View More

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