April 24 2024
Retailers, 3PLs, and manufacturers looking to meet customer delivery expectations while maintaining healthy order margins and controlling fulfillment costs are at the mercy of global supply ch... View More
Feb. 16 2024
Another holiday season is in the books, and it feels like you can finally catch your breath and relax after the last few months of shipping chaos, right? Wrong! Peak shipping season may have c... View More
March 16 2023
Amazon has a new initiative that will shake up the transportation industry. Over the past several years, we've seen many changes in this industry, causing major supply chain disruptions with railroad... View More
Feb. 6 2023
Client-facing features of trucking technologies such as self-serve portals, customer apps, contextual live chats, and more have become necessary facets of the sales engine for carriers and bro... View More
Oct. 1 2021
The retail and e-commerce landscapes are crowded and competitive. Retailers are facing stiff competition both from legacy brick-and-mortar companies and online marketplaces, including the industry lea
Sept. 13 2021
Every shipper can agree that the past year has seen a dramatic shift in buying habits from more traditional retailers to online sales, with the pandemic and safety concerns pushing consumers t... View More
May 10 2021
Whether your focus is B-to-C or B-to-B shipping, each year seems to bring more challenges to your operations, processes, and deliveries — not to mention your growing expenses! growing expenses... View More
Dec. 4 2019
Transportation is often the largest supply chain cost for a company. While there are many approaches to reducing this expense, such as redesigning the network or running a carrier bid event, t... View More
Nov. 7 2019
Navigating the transportation software market is often difficult because there are thousands of companies marketing themselves as Transportation Management System (TMS) providers. In addition... View More
Oct. 29 2019
Nowadays, shopping is much more than the simple act of just grabbing items off shelves and clothes off the racks. It is about convenience. Consumers want the option to be in the comfort of the... View More
July 24 2019
Talking about regional carriers, we really think of two modes: parcel and LTL. On the parcel side, the two national giants (FedEx and UPS) have really done a good job of limiting the parcel carriers... View More
Nov. 14 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
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
April 25 2018
Keeping up with parcel industry changes is a challenge. The pace of industry evolution is rapid, and it’s becoming more complex — and costly. Parcel shipping rates are increasing at more than... View More
Sept. 15 2017
Are you a popular B2C shipper or an increasingly rare B2B unicorn? If you primarily ship B2B, don’t be surprised to see carriers work harder to retain your coveted commercial deliveries. Howev... View More
Aug. 3 2017
Freight brokerage is a business with many participants and few clear leaders. Most brokers build their business around a combination of relationships and specialized knowledge built up over year... View More
Aug. 2 2017
Fleets today are under increasing pressure to be efficient when delivering the goods and services to customers. As an article by Australian Financial Review points out, the continuing growth of... View More
April 17 2017
Transportation management solutions (TMS) are getting a lot of attention these days as companies look for ways to optimize their delivery network and get control over rising freight costs. It’... View More
April 5 2017
Today’s shippers face many challenges, including the need to keep up with the growth of retail e-commerce sales and consumer expectations. In order to stay competitive, enterprise shippers mus... View More
April 5 2017
Order fulfillment is critical for retailers. It’s part of the customer experience — and also the cost of doing business. It’s even more critical as order volumes increase and the marketpla