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Oct. 17 2018
Almost every e-commerce brand experiences seasonal peaks. But without proper fulfillment management, what could be a period of increased sales can easily overwhelm emerging businesses. More specifical
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Oct. 15 2018
Many small and mid-sized shippers feel that they don’t have the time or resources to effectively negotiate carrier contracts or manage their transportation spend. In many cases, they feel inti... View More
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Oct. 12 2018
We all buy stuff. We buy it online, we buy it in stores. We buy it on marketplaces, we buy it from big and little retail stores, and we can now even buy it on Instagram. We use our laptops and o... View More
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Oct. 10 2018
CARB is the acronym for the California Air Resources Board. Several years ago, the board promulgated three related sets of regulations intended to improve air quality in California. One of these... View More
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Oct. 9 2018
This article originally appeared in the 2018 September/October issue of PARCEL.In today’s freight market, savings are hard to come by. Carriers are continually looking to increase their rates; howev
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Oct. 8 2018
It’s a rough time to be a shipper. Costs are mounting thanks to lower free freight minimums, higher package volumes, rising accessorials, shrinking dimensional factors, and increasing tariffs... View More
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Oct. 5 2018
The parcel shipping world is growing dramatically, and it will only continue to grow as consumers get hooked on the ease of ordering their needs from the living room couch. How do you take advan... View More
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Oct. 4 2018
As most of you know, 95% of the global population lives outside the US. If you have had success in the US, great! But don’t get too complacent — you are just beginning the journey to a highl
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Oct. 3 2018
Think about your last negotiation. No, I’m not talking about the later curfew your teenager tried to negotiate with you this past weekend. Those negotiations usually involve someone (let’s... View More
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Sept. 28 2018
Much has been written on FedEx and UPS rate increases, but what another large logistics provider, Amazon? Net sales from third-party sellers continue to grow for the e-commerce behemoth, often r... View More
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Sept. 27 2018
With consumers migrating away from traditional brick and mortar retail options, companies continue to increase their online presence and e-commerce offerings in order to stay relevant and profitable... View More
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Sept. 26 2018
Dimensional weight (also referred to as DIM weight, volumetric weight, or cubed weight) is the relationship of shipping box size to actual weight of the unit. As many parcel shippers know, prici... View More
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Sept. 25 2018
In our personal lives, it can be uncomfortable to answer the scary “what if?” questions about our cars, our homes, our health, and our lives themselves. But with respect to Murphy’s... View More
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Sept. 24 2018
Two emerging technologies, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), offer exciting possibilities for many industries, including the supply chain. VR is an immersive technology: the end u... View More
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Sept. 20 2018
We live in a world that demands instant gratification. What this means to companies – retailers, distributors, and suppliers – is that the pressure has never been greater to provide ever-fas
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Sept. 20 2018
In the frothy battle for online customer loyalty, shipping choices and amounts charged for those choices is a highly influential front. Retailers have been grappling with this changing landscape... View More
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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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