Dec. 22 2020
As a shipper entering a parcel carrier bid process, you are subject to a great deal of doubt and risk from the unknown. A successful RFP often begins by considering two critical questions –... View More
Dec. 18 2020
This year has been one of the most challenging for online retailers. As businesses looked ahead to prepare for Brexit, the Coronavirus pandemic hit, and online sales soared as much of the worl... View More
Dec. 18 2020
Perhaps you’ve thought about improving your company with packaging automation for a while but haven’t taken action. On the other hand, maybe you realize that many of your competitors have
Dec. 17 2020
On December 16th, FedEx announced the continuation of select peak surcharges into 2021: Peak — Oversize Charge U.S. Express Package Services, U.S. Ground Services, Internati... View More
Dec. 17 2020
Over the last few years, there have been several installments of PARCEL Counsel relating to transportation contracts. Other columns have discussed issues relating to loss or damage to cargo. G... View More
Dec. 17 2020
The end of the year is a time to reflect, recharge, and rechart your course for the next twelve months. No one imagined that 2020 was going to unfold the way it did. Understandably, most people are re
Dec. 16 2020
UPS has finally announced its SurePost rates for 2021. Just like the previously announced increases to UPS’s other services, these rates will go into effect on December 27. You can find the... View More
Dec. 14 2020
There’s a lot of talk about how we are going to respond to the effects of COVID-19 in the supply chain and, more specifically, in the distribution center. Automation would reduce the “human... View More
Dec. 10 2020
These are trying times. COVID-19 has considerably affected every one of us, and most of us believe it will change the world forever. The supply chain industry, along with all other major industries, i
Dec. 8 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the importance of meeting customer expectations for delivery of everything from toilet paper to patio sets. Amazon set the bar years ago, essentially t... View More
Dec. 3 2020
When it comes to the supply chain, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a major shift in how companies handle their operations. Entire industries are faced with new challenges, workers need to manage r
Dec. 2 2020
Plan for 2021? But you might think, “we’re not even finished with holiday season for 2020 yet.” Oftentimes, planning takes a backseat to current pressures or demands (like an unprecedent
Dec. 1 2020
We have been a provider of eco-friendly packaging for the DTC market since the eco-friendly trend started to take off around 2010. During that time, we have seen many direct to consumer (DTC)... View More
Nov. 30 2020
The spike in online shopping and e-commerce shipments only seems to be growing in popularity as everyone continues to acclimate to a post-COVID-19 world. In order for retailers to keep up with... View More
Nov. 26 2020
Just like that, the holiday season is upon us. Around this time last year, shoppers were flocking to retail stores in preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They would exit stores with bags and b
Nov. 25 2020
Much like the US, the rise in Canadian small parcels is being attributed to e-commerce growth, which has almost doubled this year. According to Statistics Canada, retail e-commerce sales were... View More
Nov. 24 2020
Corrugated packaging has remained one of the most popular options for packaging materials. Current industry predictions forecast that the corrugated packaging market will grow to the point tha... View More
Nov. 23 2020
Companies’ supply chains have become more global than ever. Why, then, do so many shippers treat their international parcel contracts as an afterthought? This is an important topic because... View More
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