Feb. 22 2024
3PLs, retailers, and manufacturers engaged in e-commerce fulfillment face high customer delivery expectations, continuing labor shortages, uncertain carrier capacity, and rising warehousing an... View More
Feb. 21 2024
For years, delivery expectations have hung on broad carrier windows: two to five days, three to seven days, etc. While these still exist, modern shopping carts and time-conscious consumers demand fine
Feb. 19 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. 14 2024
Club stores require people to pay annual membership fees, so they cater to a different market than big-box retailers. The people who agree to pay those fees quickly learn there are a few key d... View More
Feb. 12 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. 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
Feb. 2 2024
Combining ingenuity, belt-tightening, and grit helped brands and retailers successfully navigate the volatile supply chain over the last few years. Turbulent times aren’t quite over, though... 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. 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. 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. 17 2024
In the wake of the recent GRIs implemented by both UPS and FedEx, with a 5.9% increase, it's crucial for shippers to reevaluate their budget assumptions. Despite any preconceived notions of being pre... View More
Jan. 15 2024
Amazon is finally throwing its hat into the ring of carriers. Industry experts have long speculated the company would one day compete with FedEx and UPS - myself included, with a few article... 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. 11 2024
When the premier manufacturing and supply chain trade event of 2024, MODEX, returns to Atlanta on March 11, it will include over 1000 exhibits from leading solution providers and a comprehensi... 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. 8 2024
Let’s take a minute to talk about the annual GRI (general rate increase) from the big two - FedEx and UPS. While this year’s announced 5.9% increase was less than the record increases of the