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April 1 2020
With the rapid growth in e-commerce, online retailers that are already fulfilling a significant volume of orders annually may reach a tipping point where they must eliminate manual aspects of... View More
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March 31 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
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March 26 2020
The introduction of Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) shipping complicates the traditional fulfillment model. Instead of sending full pallets directly to the retailer, distributors now must ship to var... View More
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March 23 2020
The parcel industry continues to be challenged by Amazon. FedEx, UPS, DHL, and the USPS have built sophisticated distribution systems that are second to none in the industry. However, Amazon c... View More
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March 20 2020
FedEx, UPS, and Amazon are making it easier for consumers to pick up and drop off items at commercial locations such as partner retailers, lockers, and other authorized shipping locations. Fed... View More
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March 18 2020
We’ve watched as the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has spread from country to country, and made its way to the United States. While its fatality rate is relatively low among low-risk individuals, the... View More
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March 18 2020
With the start of 2020 upon us, the UPS and FedEx general rate increases are impacting shippers’ transportation spend. This year, as with years past, UPS and FedEx increased the price of their trans
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March 16 2020
All of us make decisions about what tasks we are willing to do ourselves and what tasks we would rather hire someone else to do for us. Should we mow our own lawns, clean our own houses, change the oi
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March 13 2020
To start the new year, PARCEL Counsel will take a look at two legal developments from last year that will have an effect on parcel shippers in 2020. This begs the question: “Why do I need to... View More
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March 11 2020
For years, the societal model has been fueled by a “take-make-waste” mindset. This mindset contributed to 267.8 million tons of solid municipal waste in the United States in 2017 – with... View More
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March 9 2020
Our industry is seeing innovations that will change the way we operate the complete supply chain. Blockchain will improve transparency, reliability, and efficiency. Mobile robots are gaining t... View More
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March 6 2020
Mountain Rose Herbs, based in Eugene, OR, was founded in 1987 and today sells herbs, essential oils, and teas directly to the home consumer. On average, over 1,000 shipments a day leave their... View More
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March 5 2020
Shopping is easier than ever. With a simple mouse click or finger tap, consumers can purchase just about anything from just about anywhere and have it delivered in only a few days. This conven... View More
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March 5 2020
Local delivery companies, regional parcel carriers, and the largest integrated carriers have been managing the last-mile delivery process forever. However, it has only been in recent years tha... View More
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March 4 2020
The US will stay in the Universal Postal Union (UPU), a decision that likely caused mailers everywhere to breathe a sigh of relief at the avoidance of a major disruption in the USPS’ intern... View More
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March 4 2020
A light snow is falling in Memphis on what is one of the coldest New Year’s Days on record. Earth has just completed another extraordinary trip around the Sun. Ed Sheeran has the most popula... View More
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March 3 2020
The supply chain will never be immune to disruptions — some things are simply unpredictable. But as 2020 progresses, one thing is certain: the ability to rapidly innovate and adapt will be v... View More
March 2 2020
Today, shippers need to be nimble and must continuously analyze existing processes to optimize and stay competitive. This makes it critical to leverage the right partner to ensure wasteful spend... View More
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March 2 2020
As recently as just a couple of years ago, the term “delivery experience” was little more than an industry buzzword, often prefaced by “the Amazon effect” or “the e-commerce... View More
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Feb. 27 2020
Thanks primarily to Amazon (and the explosive growth of Amazon Prime), consumers in 2020 are conditioned to expect that virtually anything bought online can be shipped for free. That’s true... View More

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