Dec. 4 2019
Transportation is often the largest supply chain cost for a company. While there are many approaches to reducing this expense, such as redesigning the network or running a carrier bid event, t... View More
Dec. 4 2019
Incoterms are internationally recognized, used worldwide in both international and domestic contracts for the sale of goods. Incoterms first originated back in 1936, but have been adjusted, ad... View More
Dec. 3 2019
Peak season surcharges began in 2017 as a way for carriers to mitigate some of the costs during the heavy shipping season. Packages that require extra handling (i.e. additional handling, large package
Dec. 2 2019
Despite the global interconnectedness of the parcel sector, we are now only beginning to understand the effects of trade and security tensions on our industry. Outside of mere volume impacts, there is
Nov. 26 2019
The international commerce sector is seeing some big changes that could have a fairly significant impact on shippers’ operations. In that vein, we at PARCEL sat down with some with logistics... View More
Nov. 25 2019
UPS announced its 2020 general rate increase (GRI) on November 18, 2019. The announced rate increase is 4.9% on Ground and Air services, and it will go into effect on December 29, 2019. Along... View More
Nov. 20 2019
Shippers and delivery companies have been preparing all year for this – the busy and exciting holiday season, and this ye... View More
Nov. 20 2019
It's hard to believe the holidays are almost upon us, yet that is certainly the case. With an even shorter holiday shopping season this year, due to the lateness of Thanksgiving, consumers will l... View More
Nov. 18 2019
The process of analyzing high-volume shipper distribution patterns, identifying opportunities to save money and, in many cases, reduce transit times is often called mode (or modal) optimization (MO)... View More
Nov. 13 2019
The most wonderful time of the year for online merchants is the holiday shopping season. With it comes a plethora of new customers who are experiencing your brand or business for the first tim... View More
Nov. 7 2019
Navigating the transportation software market is often difficult because there are thousands of companies marketing themselves as Transportation Management System (TMS) providers. In addition... View More
Nov. 6 2019
When it comes to eCommerce, getting products delivered to customers safely and efficiently is generally the top priority. Interior packaging is often considered to be simply a means of securin... View More
Nov. 6 2019
In 2018, Amazon started offering franchises for their final-mile package delivery segment. For as little as a $10,000 investment (which could be free if you are a veteran), you could start an... View More
Nov. 5 2019
E-commerce is booming, and so are parcel deliveries. According to the Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index, which covers 13 world industry nations, more than 74 billion parcels were shipped in 2... View More
Oct. 31 2019
As the small package industry progresses further into the future, it continues to change. UPS and FedEx have adapted and responded to the ever-evolving environment of e-commerce. Long considered bellw
Oct. 29 2019
Nowadays, shopping is much more than the simple act of just grabbing items off shelves and clothes off the racks. It is about convenience. Consumers want the option to be in the comfort of the... View More
Oct. 25 2019
The past five years have paved the way for a new age of retail, where stores have become omnichannel-driven showrooms, checkout has become as simple as a flick of the phone, and teeming compet... View More
Oct. 23 2019
The most obvious cost related to packaging is direct material, but the largest cost associated to packaging size is transportation. This is especially true for products shipped in large volumes and su
Oct. 18 2019
By now, most shippers are keenly aware of how surcharges are impacting their transportation spend. Accessorial costs keep climbing and can now contribute to, on average, almost 40% of your tot... View More
Oct. 16 2019
Shipping is a critical part of your business, but it’s becoming more complex and expensive than ever. Rate increases, damaged goods, billing mistakes, and late shipments all affect your bott... View More