April 10 2019
Due to the increasing complexity of ground parcel shipping rates, it’s quite possible that many shippers may not be aware of the potential surcharges to which their packages are being subjected.... View More
April 2 2019
The first of the year is an excellent time to take stock of your operation and evaluate some changes that need to be made or identify some improvements that can enhance your throughput. Many tak... View More
April 1 2019
2018 was a record year for 3PLs but a tough year for shippers. The 3PLs were the beneficiaries of a perfect storm in the trucking market, driven mainly by the enforcement of the electronic loggi... View More
March 28 2019
In 2017, Americans gave retailers their best holiday season in over five years. According to a sales report issued by Mastercard SpendingPulse, US year-end holiday retail sales rose 4.9% compare... View More
March 27 2019
I recently watched an interesting YouTube video that basically mapped out the history of the universe using a simple chronological chart with milestones ranging from the birth of the Milky Way a... View More
March 25 2019
There is zero doubt that the e-commerce market will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. According to Mastercard’s SpendingPulse report, retail sales grew 5.1% year-over-year to $850 b... View More
March 21 2019
The 2019 FedEx and UPS rate increases have taken effect, and while anyone who has been in the industry for a while knows that rate increases happen on a regular basis, you still might be wonderi... View More
March 20 2019
The list of priorities for shippers today is never-ending. They are constantly checking inventory, worrying about packing orders correctly, and getting the order out the door as fast as possible... View More
March 18 2019
All major sports across the globe share one thing in common: their biggest stars don’t negotiate for themselves. Athletes are busy perfecting their craft and preparing themselves to create the best
March 15 2019
It’s always an enlightening exercise when the PARCEL Forum advisory board and staff select the winner of the Game Changer of the Year award, which is presented at our conference every fall. Ev... View More
March 11 2019
Yogi Berra once said, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Believe it or not, that advice isn’t as silly as it sounds, especially when the fork in question is an opport
March 1 2019
This installment of PARCEL Counsel is being written just after New Year’s — a traditional time for reflection. In 2005, my colleague and the first author of this column, William J. Augello,... View More
Feb. 22 2019
The rapid growth of technology and the number of innovative service providers is advancing the variety of options available for retailers and direct-to-consumer brands to deliver products ordere... View More
Feb. 18 2019
In literature, a cautionary tale is folklore embedded with a moral message. Obvious danger is ignored, and the main character meets its demise as a result of certain misgivings. The lesson to be... View More
Feb. 15 2019
President Trump has been extremely vocal in his displeasure with NAFTA and described it as the "worst trade deal in the history of the world." He has followed through with his promise of a mak... View More
Feb. 13 2019
The next time you think about returning an item to Amazon, be forewarned: Return too many items in a year, and you might just be exiled for good. Retail returns have become such a night... View More
Feb. 7 2019
Now that Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the holidays, and fourth-quarter surge are over, you can take a deep sigh of relief that you got through it. Many companies see 40% of their annual revenues... View More
Feb. 6 2019
“In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king,” – Erasmus To succeed in today’s fast-paced marketplace, businesses need to shine a light on every aspect of their organizat
Feb. 1 2019
As e-commerce sales continue to grow, so does consumer demand for same-day delivery. E-commerce distribution operations increasingly need fulfillment footholds in crowded urban areas and near hi... View More
Jan. 30 2019
It's always interesting to look back and see what topics and stories piqued our readers' interest the most. Usually, it's no surprise as to what articles are the most popular (rate changes an... View More