Jan. 13 2023
And all through the distribution center, elves were frantically picking, packing, and shipping. Yes, frantically! The peak season is a trial-by-fire of the procedures and processes you... View More
Jan. 11 2023
The case of Hadley v. Baxendale was decided in 1854 by a court in England. Although decided nearly 170 years ago in a foreign jurisdiction, the principle announced in that case, based upon eve... View More
Jan. 9 2023
If every retailer’s goal is to delight customers, it’s not happening in home delivery. In mid-January 2022, a study of 8,000 consumers in Europe and North America and their perception of... View More
Jan. 5 2023
In recent years, we’ve seen record high general rate increases (GRI), large jumps in fuel costs and extended peak seasons. 2022 has been no different and will be a year to remember for many reasons
Jan. 3 2023
Congratulations! After years of searching, sitting through countless demos where you smile politely and promise to call (but you know you won’t), you’ve finally done it. You found The One
Dec. 30 2022
With peak fast approaching when this article was written, many US e-commerce retailers are wondering how best to maximize sales during Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, and beyond. Ambitious brands... View More
Dec. 28 2022
The world is truly getting smaller. As a global consumer, you can buy anything from anywhere, at any time, and at a price that is competitive. If you’re on the shipping side of things, it’s... View More
Dec. 26 2022
The global supply chain is complex, fragile and subject to disruptions. The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the supply chain for the past few years, forcing businesses to adapt and deal with ch... View More
Dec. 23 2022
The old adage really is true: your employees are your most valuable asset. In the age of quiet quitting and high turnover, building a company culture that values quality of life has... View More
Dec. 22 2022
Most shippers are already all too aware that for the second year in a row the nation’s two largest carriers, FedEx and United Parcel Service (UPS), introduced record-breaking annual general ra... View More
Dec. 20 2022
How do you want customers to feel about your products and store? Are you achieving those goals, or do constant complaints, refund requests, and other concerns make it feel like you’re missin... View More
Dec. 16 2022
It's inevitable. E-commerce companies can’t limit themselves to domestic sales forever. International demand is growing. Ninety-five percent of the world’s market is outside the US. A sim
Dec. 14 2022
Recently, I’ve been inundated with inquires pertaining to return-less refunds – a term first coined by Amazon in 2017. Return-less refunds occur when a buyer initiates a return and a reque
Dec. 12 2022
With the world becoming smaller, shipping internationally should be easy… right? Conceptually, yes, but to do so profitably, effectively, and continuously can be challenging. Between a varie
Dec. 8 2022
There’s no denying the data: consumer demand for e-commerce shopping is rising. According to Statista, by 2026, the volume of small parcels processed each year is expected to reach 2... View More
Dec. 6 2022
Earlier this year, the second phase of a European Union (EU) customs program called the Import Control System 2 (ICS2) Release 2 was implemented. As of March 2023, all economic operations, whi... View More
Dec. 2 2022
The starting point in understanding international cargo claims is that a claim is based upon a breach of contract by the carrier, not whether the carrier was negligent. This arises out of the... View More
Dec. 1 2022
A recent survey showed 50% of our subscribers are actively looking into how focusing more on international shipping can improve their businesses’ bottom line. If your 2023 plans include adding... View More
Nov. 30 2022
Many parcel shippers find that using a licensed customs broker is essential when making international shipments, since every cross-border shipment is both an import and export transaction involving tw
Nov. 28 2022
What's old is new nowadays, as retailers resell returned items online and in stores. According to data analytics and consulting firm, GlobalData, the market for secondhand goods is estimated... View More