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June 30 2020
There are two major changes occurring July 1 that will have severe implications for some while providing others with great opportunities to grow their businesses. First, let’s take a look a... 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 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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Feb. 14 2020
Global commerce and shipping can be complex. However, expanding your market internationally can be exceptionally lucrative, so it would be unwise to let hesitation and fear hold you back. Since the ri
Jan. 7 2020
The Trump Administration announced plans back in October 2018 to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) treaty. This was largely part of a move to level the playing field between Chinese... View More
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Dec. 23 2019
When sending goods globally, shippers need to be aware of the legal issues relating to international shipping and the risks they pose for parcel shippers. These risks include not only financia... View More
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Dec. 19 2019
If international shipping is not on your radar already, it is likely it will be soon. After all, cross-border trade is the next big growth arena in e-commerce. Figure 1 shows the top five coun... View More
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Dec. 16 2019
“The world is your oyster.” Everyone has heard the saying, and every day, it is becoming more and more of a reality, especially in the retail industry. If customers want an item, they will
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Dec. 13 2019
Bob Malley, Managing Director of Pierbridge, sat down with me at the 2019 PARCEL Forum to discuss what shippers can do to prepare their global supply chains for 2020... View More
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Dec. 12 2019
In October of 2018, the United States announced an intention to pull out from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) within one year. As a founding member of this 145-year old international organiza... View More
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Dec. 10 2019
As we wrap up 2019, global trade volume growth is likely to remain weak, with 3Q19 trade activity the weakest since the global financial crisis. While monetary easing is gaining momentum, its... View More
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Dec. 6 2019
Conducting regular daily business can be daunting enough, but with businesses transacting more with suppliers, distributors, and clients around the world, it has become even more baffling and... View More
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Dec. 4 2019
Incoterms are internationally recognized, used worldwide in both international and domestic contracts for the sale of goods. Incoterms first originated back in 1936, but have been adjusted, ad... View More
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Dec. 2 2019
Despite the global interconnectedness of the parcel sector, we are now only beginning to understand the effects of trade and security tensions on our industry. Outside of mere volume impacts, there is
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Nov. 26 2019
The international commerce sector is seeing some big changes that could have a fairly significant impact on shippers’ operations. In that vein, we at PARCEL sat down with some with logistics... View More
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Sept. 25 2019
On Wednesday, September 25, in Geneva, Switzerland, an amendment was reached that would keep the United States as a member of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), despite prevalent industry expe... View More
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Jan. 7 2019
Today’s shopping trip is no longer confined to the corner store or the local mall. With the growth of e-commerce, people can buy nearly anything from anywhere in the world with the click of a... View More
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Dec. 17 2018
“In Globalization 1.0, which began around 1492, the world went from size large to size medium. In Globalization 2.0, the era that introduced us to multinational companies, it went from size me... View More
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Dec. 14 2018
Online shopping has dramatically transformed the retail industry. The days of brick and mortar stores are dwindling, as retailers are emphasizing e-commerce to reach a larger customer base. No l... View More
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Dec. 12 2018
This article appeared in the Fall 2018 International Issue.The world is truly getting smaller, and more and more merchants from around the globe are entering the global e-commerce arena as technology... View More

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