June 12 2024
Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Mario and Luigi. In contemporary retail, the dynamic duo consumers have come to expect is e-commerce and free shipping. Amazon popularized... View More
May 29 2024
Last-mile delivery, the final stretch from warehouse to consumer, presents businesses with a myriad of challenges. High shipping costs, time-consuming processes, and the escalating demand for... View More
May 23 2024
In the rapidly evolving green-economy landscape, the significance of accurately measuring carbon emissions cannot be overstated. The transparency and accountability provided by precise emissions data... View More
May 16 2024
Agoraphobia or efficiency? Mysophobia or effectiveness? Blame or celebrate COVID for remote work? Whatever the driver, real or otherwise, more and more people today want to live as much of lif... View More
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
April 10 2024
A strategic push to implement a data analytics program can play an important role in optimizing your facility operations including your outbound parcel planning. A robust data analytics plan e... View More
March 26 2024
As we turn the page into a new year, we often find ourselves filled with ambition to take on new challenges. While many are setting personal home, work, and fitness goals we often find ourselv... View More
March 18 2024
Business intelligence (BI) is not just a buzzword. But for many companies, it is — and that’s a problem for their supply chains. For the companies that use it, BI is a tool that provides... View More
March 4 2024
The past few years have been historic for the direct-to-consumer (DTC) industry. Sales grew steadily until the pandemic unleashed tremendous growth and a need to convert omnichannel packaging and fulf
Feb. 29 2024
The supply chain technology market has been growing rapidly. In 2022, it was valued at US$21,129.2 million and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 11.1% from 2023 to 2030. And one of the most i... View More
Feb. 26 2024
We at PARCEL would like to thank Morgan Stanley for allowing us to publish the results from their quarterly shipper surveys. We included a snapshot of these results in our recent January/February, 202
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
Feb. 8 2024
Peak season is here, my friends. For you shippers out there, this means orders and shipments are coming your way fast and furious. The pace and volume this time of year brings means it is actu... View More
Feb. 6 2024
Sure, every mile is technically the same distance. But just ask a distance runner and they’ll assure you that not only is the last mile the longest, but that it can be the difference between... View More
Jan. 31 2024
In today's digital age, data has emerged as a driving force behind modern business strategies. Companies across various industries are harnessing the power of data to drive growth, enhance op... View More
Jan. 29 2024
We’re all busy. The day-to-day noise of the transportation function is never calm and peaceful. This is especially true as we ramp into and through peak and GRI season. But urgent is the enemy of... View More
Jan. 19 2024
Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing industries in numerous ways. Many business leaders wonder if deploying an AI chatbot for customer service could tackle rising query volumes while givin... View More
Jan. 10 2024
Editor's Note: This article was written in fall of 2023, but even though this most recent peak season is now over, we still thought this article from our November/December issue should be share... View More
Jan. 4 2024
In January of 2023, Amazon announced the expansion of Buy With Prime (BWP), a program allowing eligible retailers to sell through Amazon Prime on their own websites, with shoppers using their... View More
Dec. 22 2023
With high customer expectations, continuing labor shortages, uncertain carrier capacity, and rising warehousing and shipping costs, it's becoming increasingly difficult to meet customer deliv... View More