Sept. 24 2021
In an era of restricted carrier capacity, ongoing changes to carrier pricing practices, and changing consumer behavior, one may wonder, is now the right time to diversify your stable of carriers? Many
Sept. 23 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined the retail industry by placing e-commerce at the center of retailers’ strategies. While e-commerce had been on a steady growth pattern prior to the pandemic, it... View More
Sept. 22 2021
Effective January 3, 2022, FedEx Express (Domestic, US Export and US Import), FedEx Ground, and FedEx Home Delivery shipping rates will increase by an average of 5.9%. FedEx Freight will increase rat
Sept. 22 2021
At first thought, order fulfilling robots and virtual reality lipstick try-on may conjure a mental image of something right out of The Jetsons. The long-running TV series portrayed a utopian f... View More
Sept. 21 2021
Perhaps your business completed a comprehensive logistics network study years ago when you determined the location and design of your current warehouse and selected or constructed your buildin... View More
Sept. 20 2021
Businesses across the world are seeing increasing and ever-changing demands from their customers. Many companies are looking to automate processes with the intent of increasing productivity. T... View More
Sept. 17 2021
Before the pandemic, consumers were satisfied with one-click ordering that came with two-day delivery, or even next-day delivery. Not anymore. In an extremely short period of time, ordering g... View More
Sept. 16 2021
Given the current landscape facing shippers, it has become increasingly important for shippers to recognize the new normal and a future with “perpetual peak” surcharges. This environment... View More
Sept. 15 2021
“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” The achievements of a fledgling e-commerce industry during the beginning of this century have been astounding. The concept of shopping on a home computer... View More
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
Sept. 10 2021
In our July/August issue, we covered some solution providers that can help you improve your material handling, packaging, and overall warehouse operation. Download the PDF below to read more inf... View More
Sept. 9 2021
We couldn't include all of the information in the page count allotted in the September/October print issue, so be sure to click the button below to see the PDF with the full survey results! ... View More
Sept. 7 2021
With over two billion online shoppers and a 44% year-over-year increase of e-commerce sales in 2020, demand for accurate, timely, and detailed package data has never been higher. A shipper’s... View More
Sept. 3 2021
The post-COVID-19 supply chain is speeding up to satisfy the consumer who has money to spend and is quick to hit the buy button on their laptop or phone for a variety of items. Where the item... View More
Sept. 2 2021
Editor's Note: This originally ran in the July/August, 2021 issue of our sister publication, Mailing Systems Technology, but we wanted to be sure our PARCEL readers saw it as well. There are many wa... View More
Sept. 1 2021
With lockdowns, shuttered stores, and health concerns, shoppers turned on their computers and to online shopping as their new go-to for everything they needed, from clothing and makeup to household cl
Aug. 30 2021
In the previous issue of PARCEL Counsel, we looked at the first two critical elements of transportation contracting: rates and charges and limits of liability for loss and damage. In this inst... View More
Aug. 27 2021
It was recently announced that more than 100 organizations had signed The Climate Pledge, a commitment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net-zero carbon by 2040. This has sent an imp
Aug. 25 2021
You know the old song lyrics: “And the sign says, ‘long hair freaky people need not apply.’" Well, we have thankfully come of age, and we are now accepting long hair, tattoos, earrings
Aug. 23 2021
It’s no surprise that customer satisfaction with online retail took a dive over the last year, as delivery delays and supply shortages originating from the COVID-19 pandemic were further com... View More