Nov. 19 2020
USPS announced a general rate increase for shipping services to go into effect January 24th 2021. This year’s changes coming while seasonal peak volumes are already breaking records. T... View More
Nov. 19 2020
While the holidays have always been considered “peak season” for shipping, this year’s e-commerce growth has intensified this reality and required businesses to prepare for a capa... View More
Nov. 17 2020
With higher international postage prices in January 2021, particularly for small packages; potential new requirements for Advanced Electronic Data (AED) and to the USPS Shipping Services File... View More
Nov. 16 2020
Across the world, two strategies remain top of mind for parcel shippers as peak season and the year’s end draw nearer: 1) carrier diversity; and 2) carrier negotiation. COVID-19 continues to... View More
Nov. 11 2020
You would not be reading this magazine as an industry observer if you weren’t already hyper-aware of the explosive growth of B2C e-commerce in 2020 and the impact that has had on supply chai... View More
Nov. 9 2020
As trade compliance gains more traction, US regulators have made it clear that having compliance policies in place is critical, regardless of the company size or the industry. The implementati... View More
Nov. 5 2020
Global economies should continue to recover after one of the sharpest economic contractions in recent history, but risks remain. Our Morgan Stanley economics team believes the 2Q downturn cata... View More
Nov. 4 2020
We now live in the Online Shopping Era. The e-commerce transformation of the past two decades – especially the past five years – has translated to last-mile vehicles popping up... View More
Nov. 2 2020
Effective December 27, 2020, UPS Ground, Air, and International services will increase by an announced average of 4.9% -- matching both the UPS 2019-2020 increase and the FedEx 2021 GRI announ... View More
Oct. 29 2020
In perhaps the parcel industry’s most dynamic year to date, yet another pricing increase has been announced before the official start of peak season. Effective November 2, 2020, FedEx will b... View More
Oct. 26 2020
The world has been flipped upside down, with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting all parts of the world as well as each of us individually. There are many people suffering and unsure of their futu... View More
Oct. 23 2020
Congratulations! Your business just purchased a new warehouse management system (WMS). This is one of the most important decisions in moving away from out of date paper processes and spreadshe... View More
Oct. 21 2020
Amazon’s shift from two-day delivery shipping to same-day delivery in 2019 reset consumers’ expectations for even quicker last-mile delivery. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted
Oct. 19 2020
To say that 2020 has been a challenging year might be the understatement of the century. The disruption to our lives brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has been far-reaching and pervasive. It... View More
Oct. 16 2020
Change… the inevitability of a shifting environment. Perhaps there has not been as rapid of an evolution in the parcel industry as the current adaptations to the global pandemic. The Coronavirus... View More
Oct. 15 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many shippers and carriers feeling uncertain about what the market will look like through the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. To prepare for what’s to... View More
Oct. 14 2020
The COVID-19 virus and pandemic has changed the world in countless ways. Although lockdown orders have been helpful to prevent the spread of the virus, the sudden halt of the economy has ravag... View More
Oct. 12 2020
If you manage a parcel expense budget, 2020 has likely left you searching for answers, often landing on a Magic 8-Ball response of “Ask again later.” Unfortunately, parcel expense manageme
Oct. 9 2020
Similar to small parcel carriers, the shift, driven by COVID-19, from commercial brick and mortar purchases to residential e-commerce purchases has created a strain on many retailers’ profit... View More
Oct. 7 2020
Optimizing your warehouse to meet your business requirements has certainly taken a twist since COVID and social distancing have become a daily reality. Many of the existing issues are relevant... View More