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Nov. 12 2018
Electronic shopping was introduced back in 1979 when English inventor Michael Aldrich connected a modified TV to a transaction-processing computer via telephone line and opened the information systems
Nov. 1 2018
Analysts at Deloitte project that the 2018 holiday shopping season will see a 5.0% to 5.6% year-over-year increase in retail sales, with total sales projected to rise over $1.1 trillion. E-commerce sa
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Oct. 31 2018
In a hyper-competitive, evolving digital supply chain, brands are required to deliver a positive experience. The faster the shipping, the better — and free shipping is essential. According to... View More
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Oct. 31 2018
Online shops should stop looking at shipping as an expense and instead view it as a way of attracting customers. It is a fact that online shoppers check out an e-commerce merchant's delivery and return
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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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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. 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. 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
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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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. 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. 6 2018
Remember the shopping experience of old? Make yourself presentable, get in the car, drive to multiple locations – maybe even try on a few things, and then make your way to a line of people waiting... View More
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Aug. 2 2018
No matter if you’re a small business or a Fortune 500 company, workflow management and employee productivity top the list of things to improve. And sometimes that means cutting processes, hirin... View More

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