June 21 2024
Navigating the complexities of the modern global trade environment poses a significant challenge for shippers worldwide. Shippers face a landscape marked by rapid shifts in trade patterns, sub... View More
April 1 2024
A controversy between the member countries of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the 27 EU countries plus Norway and Switzerland raises questions about whether a country can impose controls... View More
Jan. 25 2024
The legal characteristics of the entities providing transportation service in international commerce fall into three broad categories: International Air, International Ocean, and North America... View More
Jan. 23 2024
In today’s digital age, launching an online shop has never been easier. Platforms like Shopify can transform budding businesses into fully operational e-commerce merchants in just one day, e... View More
Jan. 12 2024
Returns are a perennial headache for online retailers, costing US retailers $816 billion in lost sales in 2022, according to the National Retail Federation. And the issue is gaining momentum... View More
Jan. 5 2024
In the realm of domestic or international shipping, the planning of delivery routes is of utmost importance in order to ensure efficiency, sustainability, and profitability. This is particular... View More
Jan. 2 2024
A global surge in cross-border e-commerce activity spurred by the pandemic is expected to continue as consumer buying behaviors have accelerated the international online purchasing of products... View More
Dec. 29 2023
One of the most recognizable images of the supply chain crisis is that of nearly 100 container ships waiting to unload in October 2021. Both Los Angeles and Long Beach were represented, as they are si
Dec. 18 2023
With extreme weather occurring around the world, we are hearing about severe destruction of many thousands of square miles in Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkiye (formerly Turkey), Syria, China, the... View More
Dec. 12 2023
In April 2023, the early morning silence of a Walmart parking lot in Northeast Philadelphia was abruptly broken. A nondescript trailer, harboring $750,000 worth of dimes from the Philadelphia Mint, wa
Dec. 1 2023
With an estimated over two million shipments per day, the legal treatment of de minimis imports, also known as Section 321 shipments, is the subject of ongoing discussions in both Washington and... View More
Nov. 27 2023
AI is on everyone's lips, regardless of industry. Yet, it's the game-changer in cross-border trade and compliance, solving today's and tomorrow's challenges. For postal and logistics compa... View More
Sept. 29 2023
Two reports highlight the importance of this title question for the USPS and the global postal delivery network: The Universal Postal Union (UPU), in its October, 2022, presentation, Trend... View More
June 1 2023
When the marketplace changes, evolution and adaptation are critical to survival. As the pandemic altered buying behavior, for example, retailers and brands had to adapt by offering an optimize... View More
Jan. 9 2023
If every retailer’s goal is to delight customers, it’s not happening in home delivery. In mid-January 2022, a study of 8,000 consumers in Europe and North America and their perception of... View More
Dec. 30 2022
With peak fast approaching when this article was written, many US e-commerce retailers are wondering how best to maximize sales during Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, and beyond. Ambitious brands... View More
Dec. 28 2022
The world is truly getting smaller. As a global consumer, you can buy anything from anywhere, at any time, and at a price that is competitive. If you’re on the shipping side of things, it’s... View More
Dec. 16 2022
It's inevitable. E-commerce companies can’t limit themselves to domestic sales forever. International demand is growing. Ninety-five percent of the world’s market is outside the US. A sim
Dec. 12 2022
With the world becoming smaller, shipping internationally should be easy… right? Conceptually, yes, but to do so profitably, effectively, and continuously can be challenging. Between a varie
Dec. 6 2022
Earlier this year, the second phase of a European Union (EU) customs program called the Import Control System 2 (ICS2) Release 2 was implemented. As of March 2023, all economic operations, whi... View More