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Sept. 19 2018
Two years ago, during the Black Friday weekend, US online sales reached over $5.27 billion, which was a 17.7% increase year-over-year. More and more consumers went online and set a new record fo... View More
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Sept. 18 2018
We live in a parcel world where accessorial increases can be announced at any time of the year and have huge impacts on budgets. Accessorial charges account for anywhere from five to 30% of our... View More
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Sept. 17 2018
This article originally appeared in the July/August, 2018 issue of PARCEL. Threats have now become a reality as global trade comes under attack. Actions such as tariffs and Brexit are risks that ship
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Sept. 12 2018
For many, August brings the onset of the busy season. Time to rev up the motor and get orders out to adequately meet the holiday demand! Many e-commerce companies see between 40-60% of their bus... View More
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Sept. 10 2018
The real question on retailers’ minds is why do customers choose to buy something? If they could get into their heads, their lives would be a lot easier, as they would be able to clearly see w... View More
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Sept. 6 2018
Every merchant has a contract, which they typically renegotiate either annually or semi-annually, with a major shipping carrier. As merchants sit down to renew their contracts, they aim to negot... View More
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Sept. 6 2018
Earlier this year, I had a “discovery” experience when I was introduced to an entire world of which I was not very familiar. I’ve worked in the mailing/shipping industry for over 30... View More
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Sept. 6 2018
Anyone who has been through a holiday peak season recognizes the opportunities – and potential pitfalls – it presents for e-commerce brands. The spike in order volume can help meet short- and... View More
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Sept. 3 2018
The first full day of the 2017 PARCEL Forum in Nashville had a special highlight during the keynote luncheon. Since 2015, we have conducted a search for the game-changer of the year in the months lead
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Aug. 30 2018
The continued growth of e-commerce – which reached an all-time high of more than $2 trillion worldwide last year – has changed how brands should look at the packout part of the fulfillment... View More
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Aug. 27 2018
UPS recently implemented a brand-new audit fee for shipping charge corrections. This new fee will be assessed if the average shipping charge correction in a week is greater than five dollars. If... View More
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Aug. 24 2018
When the history of e-commerce is written by scholars in the future, it will be first and foremost a global story. Beyond the technology that has fueled it — and the convenience it has created... View More
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Aug. 22 2018
E-commerce is driving parcel shipping growth at a rate of 10% per year, and rates are increasing at twice the rate of inflation. And it’s just the beginning: e-commerce currently represents on... View More
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Aug. 17 2018
In this installment of PARCEL Counsel, we will explore the effect of a limit of liability expressed as “$ _____ per pound, per piece” as opposed to one expressed as “$ _____ per pound,... View More
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Aug. 16 2018
It’s not easy being small. Retail small businesses face numerous challenges from cash flow to managing inventory, and the demands of e-commerce make packing and shipping a major pres... View More
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Aug. 15 2018
This article originally appeared in the July/August, 2018 issue of PARCEL. E-commerce is rapidly overtaking brick & mortar retail sales, with US online sales reaching $409 billion in 2017 a... View More
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Aug. 10 2018
As companies grow, either organically or through mergers and acquisitions, leaders making pivotal business decisions must remain cognizant of the state of their industry in North America and the world
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Aug. 8 2018
Have you ever wondered what consultants look for when they come in and audit your facility to suggest better processes? Much like the game when you were a child, the consultant looks at your operation
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Aug. 7 2018
In our instant-everything world, customers want orders ASAP and at the lowest cost possible. This is becoming increasingly harder to do as parcel growth is expected to continue rising 17 to 28 p... View More
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Aug. 7 2018
You know what’s easy? Setting up an eCommerce web store. Shopify has 500,000 merchants, a number that’s grown 74 percent per year over the last five years, according to a January 2018 article... View More

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