Feb. 6 2019
“In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king,” – Erasmus To succeed in today’s fast-paced marketplace, businesses need to shine a light on every aspect of their organizat
Feb. 1 2019
As e-commerce sales continue to grow, so does consumer demand for same-day delivery. E-commerce distribution operations increasingly need fulfillment footholds in crowded urban areas and near hi... View More
Jan. 30 2019
It's always interesting to look back and see what topics and stories piqued our readers' interest the most. Usually, it's no surprise as to what articles are the most popular (rate changes an... View More
Jan. 28 2019
With online sales continuing to grow at double-digit rates, retailers are looking for innovative solutions to improve their customer’s experience as well as minimize costs. A trending strategy... View More
Jan. 25 2019
Today’s supply chains are no longer simple Point A to Point B networks. They’re a digital, on-demand, and always-on ecosystem of complex, interconnected relationships. Every link relies on... View More
Jan. 23 2019
Online shops should stop looking at shipping as an expense and instead view it as a way of attracting customers. It is a fact that online shoppers check out an e-commerce merchant's delivery and return
Jan. 21 2019
With the explosive growth of online ordering for everything from toilet paper to TVs, consumers and manufacturers alike are eyeballing the next frontier: fast-moving consumer goods, also known a... View More
Jan. 14 2019
If you ship small parcels with either of the national parcel carriers and you’ve been paying attention to the changes in their dimensional weight (DIM) pricing strategies, you probably have at... View More
Jan. 10 2019
Recent media outlets have reported a record high economic outlook and consumer sentiment that has led to ever-increasing e-commerce parcel volumes. This growth rate has put great pressure on shi... View More
Jan. 9 2019
Say the word peak, and the word season often won’t be far behind. Most sellers have at least one such major sales surge per year (usually around the holidays). And many are lucky enou... View More
Jan. 7 2019
Today’s shopping trip is no longer confined to the corner store or the local mall. With the growth of e-commerce, people can buy nearly anything from anywhere in the world with the click of a... View More
Jan. 2 2019
This appeared in the November/December, 2018 issue of PARCEL. “Shipping profile? Check. We received it from our carrier representative at our last account review.” No, really, do you... View More
Dec. 26 2018
Understanding the ins and outs of auditing parcel invoices can be very beneficial to your business because this process provides valuable insight into your organization’s supply chain operatio... View More
Dec. 19 2018
E-commerce sales in North America will continue to climb over the next five years, with some projections showing an average growth rate of nearly 15% annually on the way to $821 billion by 2021... View More
Dec. 17 2018
This appeared in the November/December, 2018 issue of PARCEL. As always, PARCEL Forum 2018 was a great event. It was especially enjoyable for me, since I got to meet and visit with the fans — o... View More
Dec. 17 2018
“In Globalization 1.0, which began around 1492, the world went from size large to size medium. In Globalization 2.0, the era that introduced us to multinational companies, it went from size me... View More
Dec. 14 2018
Online shopping has dramatically transformed the retail industry. The days of brick and mortar stores are dwindling, as retailers are emphasizing e-commerce to reach a larger customer base. No l... View More
Dec. 13 2018
Whether you are several months into your peak season or you are looking ahead to a busy time, it’s important to check your list. Hopefully, many of you had the foresight to take stock of the �... View More
Dec. 13 2018
Wondering how the 2019 rate changes recently announced by UPS and FedEx will impact your shipping spend? These handy charts provide an easy reference as you plan for your 2019 costs. hbs... View More
Dec. 12 2018
This article appeared in the Fall 2018 International Issue.The world is truly getting smaller, and more and more merchants from around the globe are entering the global e-commerce arena as technology... View More