Sept. 18 2020
The small parcel shipping industry has had a front-row seat to the impact of COVID-19 since the beginning. Still today, both shippers and carriers are working to adapt their businesses to a ve... View More
Sept. 16 2020
Effective January 4, 2021, FedEx Express (Domestic, US Export and US Import), FedEx Ground, and FedEx Home Delivery shipping rates will increase by an average of 4.9%, while FedEx Freight will increas
Sept. 14 2020
The numbers tell the story of the potential of e-commerce. In 2019, online sales reached over $601 billion, accounting for 14.9% of retail sales. That figure is forecast to top $709 billion in... View More
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Sept. 8 2020
Warehouses and distribution centers play a vital role in the success of the supply chain industry. And behind these operations are the material handling professionals and equipment who keep in... View More
Sept. 1 2020
Earlier in the summer, Voxware conducted a survey that predicts a further demand increase for the holiday season. Over half the respondents plan to start shopping earlier, in comparison to yea... View More
Aug. 31 2020
The threat of a pandemic had the ability to break the weak supply chains and embolden the strong ones. The ones less prepared have struggled in getting supplies, finding workers, protecting th... View More
Aug. 28 2020
Hazardous materials can be defined as materials that are acidic, caustic, combustible, corrosive, explosive, flammable, infectious, poisonous, radioactive, toxic, and volatile. Some items that... View More
Aug. 27 2020
Any consumer goods distributor that works with large retailers knows what it’s like to receive that dreaded chargeback or notice of non-compliance. These compliance requirements help retaile... View More
Aug. 26 2020
Deep in the forest, a larger-than-life creature roams, leaving enormous footprints. Known as Bigfoot or the Sasquatch, very few people can actually claim to have seen this elusive figure. He c... View More
Aug. 24 2020
In theory, the payment of freight charges is a simple matter: A transportation provider sends its invoice and the shipper-customer pays it. In reality, the process is so complicated that an entire ind
Aug. 21 2020
Peak shipping season. These three words can evoke excitement or stress for many retailers, and sometimes both. Shopping during this time of year can account for 40% of annual sales for retaile... View More
Aug. 20 2020
There was a simpler time when order fulfillment meant picking an item, throwing it into a carton filled with peanuts, paper, or air pillows, and adding it to a pile of packages to be loaded on... View More
Aug. 19 2020
On Friday, August 14, the U.S. Postal Service announced temporary price increases, effective October 18, 2020 through December 27, 2020. Increases are quite significant and are as follows:Par... View More
Aug. 17 2020
This time last year, before any of us could imagine large-scale store closures and mask-clad grocery shoppers, experts were predicting e-commerce sales growth in North America of around 15% for 2020... View More
Aug. 13 2020
With so many businesses and retailers competing for online sales, customer loyalty has never been more important. As more shoppers opt to buy online and the rate of deliveries rises, so to do the retu
Aug. 11 2020
From Prime Day and back-to-school shopping to the big holiday test at the end of the year, peak season preparation follows a similar, steadily evolving playbook through the years. But 2020 is unique... View More
Aug. 10 2020
The global retail sales arena is $25 trillion… yes, I said $25 trillion. The e-commerce world is $2.9 trillion. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way people purchase items. As the world went
Aug. 6 2020
Businesses and consumers have all been impacted by COVID-19, and for many of us, the focus has shifted from business as usual to getting through this crisis. With the stay-at-home orders preva... View More
Aug. 5 2020
Due to the onset of COVID-19, the rulebook for businesses, the logistics industry, and the entire world has changed overnight. Corporate strategies, employee behaviors, and workflow patterns that we h
Aug. 4 2020
In 1993, President Clinton signed the original North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The most important free trade agreement of the 20th century was signed one year before Amazon was fo... View More