Dec. 2 2020
When it comes to the supply chain, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a major shift in how companies handle their operations. Entire industries are faced with new challenges, workers need to manage r
Dec. 2 2020
Plan for 2021? But you might think, “we’re not even finished with holiday season for 2020 yet.” Oftentimes, planning takes a backseat to current pressures or demands (like an unprecedent
Dec. 1 2020
We have been a provider of eco-friendly packaging for the DTC market since the eco-friendly trend started to take off around 2010. During that time, we have seen many direct to consumer (DTC)... View More
Nov. 30 2020
The spike in online shopping and e-commerce shipments only seems to be growing in popularity as everyone continues to acclimate to a post-COVID-19 world. In order for retailers to keep up with... View More
Nov. 26 2020
Just like that, the holiday season is upon us. Around this time last year, shoppers were flocking to retail stores in preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They would exit stores with bags and b
Nov. 25 2020
Much like the US, the rise in Canadian small parcels is being attributed to e-commerce growth, which has almost doubled this year. According to Statistics Canada, retail e-commerce sales were... View More
Nov. 24 2020
Corrugated packaging has remained one of the most popular options for packaging materials. Current industry predictions forecast that the corrugated packaging market will grow to the point tha... View More
Nov. 23 2020
Companies’ supply chains have become more global than ever. Why, then, do so many shippers treat their international parcel contracts as an afterthought? This is an important topic because... View More
Nov. 19 2020
USPS announced a general rate increase for shipping services to go into effect January 24th 2021. This year’s changes coming while seasonal peak volumes are already breaking records. T... View More
Nov. 19 2020
While the holidays have always been considered “peak season” for shipping, this year’s e-commerce growth has intensified this reality and required businesses to prepare for a capa... View More
Nov. 17 2020
With higher international postage prices in January 2021, particularly for small packages; potential new requirements for Advanced Electronic Data (AED) and to the USPS Shipping Services File... View More
Nov. 16 2020
Across the world, two strategies remain top of mind for parcel shippers as peak season and the year’s end draw nearer: 1) carrier diversity; and 2) carrier negotiation. COVID-19 continues to... View More
Nov. 11 2020
You would not be reading this magazine as an industry observer if you weren’t already hyper-aware of the explosive growth of B2C e-commerce in 2020 and the impact that has had on supply chai... View More
Nov. 9 2020
As trade compliance gains more traction, US regulators have made it clear that having compliance policies in place is critical, regardless of the company size or the industry. The implementati... View More
Nov. 5 2020
Global economies should continue to recover after one of the sharpest economic contractions in recent history, but risks remain. Our Morgan Stanley economics team believes the 2Q downturn cata... View More
Nov. 4 2020
We now live in the Online Shopping Era. The e-commerce transformation of the past two decades – especially the past five years – has translated to last-mile vehicles popping up... View More
Nov. 2 2020
Effective December 27, 2020, UPS Ground, Air, and International services will increase by an announced average of 4.9% -- matching both the UPS 2019-2020 increase and the FedEx 2021 GRI announ... View More
Oct. 29 2020
In perhaps the parcel industry’s most dynamic year to date, yet another pricing increase has been announced before the official start of peak season. Effective November 2, 2020, FedEx will b... View More
Oct. 26 2020
The world has been flipped upside down, with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting all parts of the world as well as each of us individually. There are many people suffering and unsure of their futu... View More
Oct. 23 2020
Congratulations! Your business just purchased a new warehouse management system (WMS). This is one of the most important decisions in moving away from out of date paper processes and spreadshe... View More