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May 23 2019
Retailers are aggressively implementing omnichannel shipping strategies to fulfill orders from inventory located in closer proximity to their customers. They are shipping from fulfillment center... View More
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May 21 2019
Supply chain automation as a strategy to keep up with consumer demand and reduce costs is no new concept. What is new, however, is the accessibility of the latest generation of robotics and auto... View More
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May 15 2019
The cost of the last mile for e-commerce service is a big obstacle. Some estimates show that up to 28% of the total cost of delivering goods reflects the last-mile delivery expense. However, whe... View More
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May 10 2019
Your customers are expecting faster and faster delivery times each year, all while you are trying to cut costs, so network changes are often needed to increase shipping performance. Adding a dis... View More
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May 2 2019
The growing influence of Amazon is sending a ripple effect through e-commerce, impacting customer expectations and leaving merchants and warehouses scrambling for ways to keep up. With this chan... View More
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March 25 2019
There is zero doubt that the e-commerce market will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. According to Mastercard’s SpendingPulse report, retail sales grew 5.1% year-over-year to $850 b... View More
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March 15 2019
It’s always an enlightening exercise when the PARCEL Forum advisory board and staff select the winner of the Game Changer of the Year award, which is presented at our conference every fall. Ev... View More
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Feb. 22 2019
The rapid growth of technology and the number of innovative service providers is advancing the variety of options available for retailers and direct-to-consumer brands to deliver products ordere... View More
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Feb. 18 2019
In literature, a cautionary tale is folklore embedded with a moral message. Obvious danger is ignored, and the main character meets its demise as a result of certain misgivings. The lesson to be... View More
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Dec. 6 2018
The holiday season happens at the same time every year. We know it’s coming, but somehow most of us end up waiting until the last minute to buy gifts. And thanks to Amazon, we can now procrast... View More
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