April 4 2024
Packaging industry professionals play a major role in supporting companies’ brand reputations by developing innovations to promote product security. A well-designed package offers protection... View More
April 3 2024
I'm the CFO of a shipping logistics company that brings in tens of millions of dollars in annual revenue. I have more than a decade of experience in finance, I've earned a master's in accou... View More
April 1 2024
A controversy between the member countries of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the 27 EU countries plus Norway and Switzerland raises questions about whether a country can impose controls... View More
March 26 2024
As we turn the page into a new year, we often find ourselves filled with ambition to take on new challenges. While many are setting personal home, work, and fitness goals we often find ourselv... View More
March 22 2024
As omnichannel sales increase, the number of returns will grow. Indeed, e-commerce retail sales have increased 8.3% year-to-date through November, while retail sales have risen two percent for... View More
March 21 2024
March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate all that women have contributed to culture and society in America and throughout the world, as well as to reflect on the progress made and... View More
March 20 2024
Every year, parcel carriers announce a general rate increase where they cite an average increase in their rates. For 2024, UPS and FedEx announced a 5.9% average increase. In the parcel indust... View More
March 18 2024
Business intelligence (BI) is not just a buzzword. But for many companies, it is — and that’s a problem for their supply chains. For the companies that use it, BI is a tool that provides... View More
March 14 2024
Retailers are realizing things need to change to improve profitability amid dwindling consumer demand and rising costs. Predicted 2024 trends can be grouped into three categories: return polic... View More
March 8 2024
No matter how carefully a parcel shipper structures its transactions and conducts its operations to avoid being sued, it is almost inevitable that sooner or later a claim will be brought against it in
March 6 2024
Over the past few years, I have seen, among business leaders, a growing realization of the dramatic impact that parcel shipping operations, acumen, and performance have on overall business suc... View More
March 4 2024
The past few years have been historic for the direct-to-consumer (DTC) industry. Sales grew steadily until the pandemic unleashed tremendous growth and a need to convert omnichannel packaging and fulf
Feb. 29 2024
The supply chain technology market has been growing rapidly. In 2022, it was valued at US$21,129.2 million and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 11.1% from 2023 to 2030. And one of the most i... View More
Feb. 26 2024
We at PARCEL would like to thank Morgan Stanley for allowing us to publish the results from their quarterly shipper surveys. We included a snapshot of these results in our recent January/February, 202
Feb. 22 2024
3PLs, retailers, and manufacturers engaged in e-commerce fulfillment face high customer delivery expectations, continuing labor shortages, uncertain carrier capacity, and rising warehousing an... View More
Feb. 21 2024
For years, delivery expectations have hung on broad carrier windows: two to five days, three to seven days, etc. While these still exist, modern shopping carts and time-conscious consumers demand fine
Feb. 16 2024
Another holiday season is in the books, and it feels like you can finally catch your breath and relax after the last few months of shipping chaos, right? Wrong! Peak shipping season may have c... View More
Feb. 14 2024
Club stores require people to pay annual membership fees, so they cater to a different market than big-box retailers. The people who agree to pay those fees quickly learn there are a few key d... View More
Feb. 8 2024
Peak season is here, my friends. For you shippers out there, this means orders and shipments are coming your way fast and furious. The pace and volume this time of year brings means it is actu... View More
Feb. 6 2024
Sure, every mile is technically the same distance. But just ask a distance runner and they’ll assure you that not only is the last mile the longest, but that it can be the difference between... View More