June 21 2021
Every successful business owner today focuses on delivering customer value — faster, better, and cheaper than their competitors. While relative to different types of consumers, one thing eve... View More
June 16 2021
My mother used to say, “Don’t believe anything you hear and only half of what you see.” It sounds a bit pessimistic, but I’ve been surprised at how often those words have rung... View More
June 14 2021
This last year may have you wondering who broke a mirror, causing seven years of bad luck, or when we will emerge from doom and gloom. As I write this, we are faced with weather issues, second... View More
June 11 2021
Fulfillment managers remain concerned following the 2020 holiday peak season, which was riddled with shipping delays and operational gridlock. They are aggressively searching for opportunities... View More
June 10 2021
In May of 2021, FedEx announced that it will be updating its fuel surcharge rate tables effective June 21, 2021. This change increases the associated rates of trigger points for FedEx Express... View More
June 9 2021
Picture the beleaguered sports coach. Any team will do. They all have the same issue as they pace the sideline: How do I really know if my team is any good? Many coaches look at individual pla... View More
June 7 2021
The “Amazon Effect” has led to most e-commerce consumers expecting free and fast delivery; often within one to two business days. There’s a price to pay for that, which ultimately... View More
June 4 2021
Every year, regional carriers and final-mile carriers become a bigger and more important part of many organizations’ delivery services. In the below PDF, get to know a selection of the leading playe
June 4 2021
In the modern supply chain, there are two types of operations, centralized vs decentralized distribution models. Each type has strengths and weaknesses, which means one might be better suited... View More
June 3 2021
As parcel delivery evolves, last mile technology will need to evolve with it — particularly by way of automation. Otherwise, efficiency gains and improvements elsewhere in the delivery chain... View More
June 2 2021
Beginning July 1, 2021, the European Union (EU) will be making important changes to its value-added tax (VAT) regulations that will have a major impact on US e-commerce sellers. Leading up to... View More
June 1 2021
Over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic exposed supply chain weaknesses, including supplier shortages and factory shutdowns, along with numerous challenges that affected the workforce. Combi... View More
May 28 2021
FedEx’s and UPS's hub and spoke method might soon be a thing of the past as e-commerce growth drives last-mile deliveries closer to the customer. As described by UPS on its website, the h... View More
May 26 2021
“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Albert Einstein While Einstein was not describing shippers’ approach to parcel carrier sourcing,... View More
May 24 2021
As we move into Spring after a chaotic 2020, it is understandable that the traditional December peak season is not the first thing on your mind. Unfortunately, it is going to be here before you know... View More
May 20 2021
The demand for online businesses has climbed exponentially in the last year. As people changed the way they shopped for both essential and nonessential items, e-commerce boomed. Online spendin... View More
May 19 2021
The coronavirus has taken its toll on the parcel and delivery sector. UPS, FedEx, and the Postal Service were forced to adapt to a bigger volume of deliveries amidst tighter regulations. On top of tha
May 10 2021
Your company faced lots of changes over the last year. With change can also come an opportunity for you to take a deep look at your company and your parcel shipping supply chain to see where you could
May 10 2021
Whether your focus is B-to-C or B-to-B shipping, each year seems to bring more challenges to your operations, processes, and deliveries — not to mention your growing expenses! growing expenses... View More
May 10 2021
This past year brought almost every business many types of chaos and challenges — and almost all of these challenges affected your bottom line. Each year, we like to give you a number of ideas... View More