Nov. 7 2022
The e-commerce landscape has changed dramatically over the last two years. Retailers have had to balance the acceleration towards e-commerce and meeting consumers’ expectations of fast and f... View More
Nov. 3 2022
Typically, with a smaller organization, the responsibility of managing the carriers falls on the shipping manager or operations manager. This responsibility is in addition to the many other jobs requi
Oct. 28 2022
With the proliferation of online shopping, the e-commerce industry is growing exponentially. As a direct result, third-party logistics (3PL) fulfillment support services are a rapidly growing and crit
Oct. 27 2022
E-commerce is on the rise as peak season officially kicks off. With package deliveries increasing, the number of risks associated with shipping are increasing, too. Merchants are becoming acutely more
Oct. 26 2022
It is very important for a parcel shipper to know and follow the rules of the transportation service providers used by the shipper however named, e.g., tariffs, service guides, or terms and conditions
Oct. 25 2022
Matching rival FedEx’s September announcement, UPS has revealed its 2023 General Rate Increase (GRI) will also set an all-time high of 6.9%. While the FedEx increases are effective January 3... View More
Oct. 24 2022
Free shipping is still alive and well, but it is evolving as retailers battle higher last-mile costs. According to a report from last-mile technology firm X Delivery and the Retail Management... View More
Oct. 20 2022
I am writing this e-tip while sitting at O’Hare after attending another fantastic PARCEL Forum. One of the most prevalent discussions I heard at the conference was everyone trying to predict... View More
Oct. 18 2022
Between Thanksgiving and the end of December, UPS, the U.S. Postal Service and FedEx are preparing to deliver up to 110 million packages a day. And that doesn’t include the large number of items... View More
Oct. 14 2022
Planning is the difference between peak season warehouse success and a stressful holiday inventory swell. Peak season planning is vital for every facility. The right strategy can ensure you ar... View More
Oct. 12 2022
Ports remain clogged, labor is still short, and various raw materials continue to be endangered – which makes a company’s inventory invaluable. That means businesses are seeking every... View More
Oct. 10 2022
Automation is defined as “the use of largely automatic equipment in a system of manufacturing or other production process.” What does that mean in your distribution center? Automat... View More
Oct. 5 2022
When shippers look at their next freight bill, costs may be higher than normal – or the relative normal of late, characterized by already high and plentiful surcharges. That’s because FedEx... View More
Oct. 3 2022
This peak season, logistics leaders should expect new challenges to their operations from peak seasons past. According to a recent FedEx survey, the average transit time from China to U.S... View More
Sept. 29 2022
In the daily conversations I have with shippers across the country, including customers and prospects, there is increasingly a feeling that something fundamental changed. Many, particularly in... View More
Sept. 26 2022
Effective January 2, 2023, FedEx Express (Domestic, US Export and US Import), FedEx Ground, and FedEx Home Delivery shipping rates will increase by an average of 6.9%. FedEx Freight will incr... View More
Sept. 23 2022
For logistics operations, change has become a constant. The COVID-19 pandemic created major disruptions that still linger today, with 72% of businesses reporting negative effects due to the pandemic... View More
Sept. 21 2022
Shipping is a critical part of every e-commerce business. Not only do you need to be sure your products reach your customers promptly and in good condition, but you also have to figure out whi... View More
Sept. 19 2022
The global economy is an enigma right now, with the impact of inflation on supply chains a key part of that mystery. Thanks to the pandemic over the past few years, the industry has seen more than its
Sept. 14 2022
It’s no secret e-commerce has seen a boom over the last couple of years, and as customer expectations continue to evolve, shipping packaging continues to fall under more scrutiny. Many e-comme... View More