Archive for parcel shipping

2018 Parcel Oversize Changes: Tightening of the Vise

With the 2018 General Rate Increase (GRI), FedEx and UPS are further “tightening the vise” for oversize packages. What Has Changed? Below is a comparison of 2017 vs. 2018 parameters for oversize shipments: Overall, not only are fees increasing to $80 list for both carriers, but the definitions are tightening, and the minimum billable weight […]

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This Week in Logistics News (July 2-6, 2018)

It’s been a long hot week here in Boston, and even though we had the 4th of July holiday tucked in the middle, I still feel like I need another break. The forecast calls for thunderstorms this morning and afternoon, which should bring down the temperatures a bit — and hopefully raise my energy level […]

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Cross-Border E-Commerce: Growing Fast, But Still a Messy Reality

“More than a quarter of all revenue for sellers on Amazon globally was from cross-border transactions in 2017, up more than 50 percent from the year prior, Amazon Vice President Eric Broussard said in an interview,” as reported by Jeffrey Dastin in a recent article in Reuters. “That amounts to between $50 billion and $75 billion for […]

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Supply Chain Management in the Cloud

Is the cloud in your future? According to this year’s survey by Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, the top business drivers for adopting cloud and hybrid-cloud technology are: Business agility/flexibility – 49% Cost reduction/maximize IT investment – 43% Improved security – 37% System reliability/availability – 35% Ability to analyze/act on data – 34% Better customer […]

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Future-Proof Parcel Technology

Keeping up with consumer-driven demand can be exhausting. As consumers, we’re accustomed to being able to order almost anything we need or want, get it faster than ever, and track its every move. Great for us! But as supply chain professionals, the Amazon effect — with its omni-channel, next-day, full visibility pressures — puts a […]

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Keeping Up with the Amazon Effect: How to Future-Proof Your Parcel Technology

Steve Williamson, Director Solution Consulting at BluJay Solutions discusses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What exactly is the “Amazon Effect,” particularly from a parcel shipping standpoint? How is the Amazon Effect impacting the need for visibility? How is technology helping to meet this need? What new capabilities or opportunities […]

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