If you’re reading this shortly before your annual Thanksgiving feast, keep your antacids handy, because the country’s largest package carriers have begun rolling out their annual parcel shipping increases, and boy are they cause for heartburn.
Earlier this year, we shared our list of common but essential parcel industry terms that often get overlooked, especially when it comes to your company’s bottom line.
This week, we’d like to continue that discussion by spotlighting several terms and names that are equally important – especially if you’re a growth-minded company that wants to break into the international fulfillment and global e-commerce market, which
Raise your hand if you ever went to a birthday party and watched the guest of honor unwrap a huge box only to discover that it held a very small reward – one that was reached only after unwrapping a series of other large boxes.
It was the ten-year-old’s version of comedy gold.
Overpackaging still happens today in eCommerce packaging, only it’s not restricted to kids’ gifts. And in many cases, people find it annoying
Each year, the world’s most popular dictionaries make headlines when they announce their latest additions. (And in case you’re curious, some of this year’s winners included hangry and mansplaining.)
It’s a huge reminder that our day-to-day vocabularies are constantly evolving – and that it’s always a good idea for everyone to be on the same page about what a commonly used expression means.
With apologies to Noah Webster,
There are many industries that are chock full of competition. Unfortunately for your business, parcel delivery isn’t one of them.
Much like Henry Ford was glad to sell people a car in any color “as long as it was black,” your company is free to use any eCommerce delivery option you want – as long it involves UPS, FedEx, DHL or the USPS.
Once upon a time, most people would have thought twice before ordering furniture, a piece of exercise equipment, or a kitchen appliance online. Today, such heavy freight orders are commonplace.
For example, according to a survey conducted by AlixPartners in 2016, 88% of consumers are willing to purchase an appliance online – a vast increase over the comparatively lower 62% that were open to it in 2012. Meanwhile
If you’ve ever lived with teenagers, the expression “Bigger children, bigger problems” requires no explanation. It essentially means that even though looking after small kids may seem work-intensive, it’s often kids’ bigger and older years that are the most complex.
Do a little wordsmithing and you could also be describing how things work in eCommerce, because as items increase in size, so do their fulfillment challenges
The Grinch didn’t realize it at the time, but when he uttered the famous words “It came without packages, boxes or bags,” he was summing up the heavy goods industry’s most notable supply chain challenge – economically shipping large items.
The online buying revolution is not limited to items that neatly fit inside a parcel delivery box. Even the most “industrial” of businesses are shifting their marketing and fulfillment
In our new eBook, “How to Reduce Fulfillment Costs: It’s Your Parcel Spend, Stupid,” we provide you with 10 methods to reduce your parcel shipping spend – the biggest driver of fulfillment costs. Not surprisingly, several of these methods involve the relationship between you and your parcel carrier. This relationship can and should be improved for your benefit.
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In our last post, we introduced you to a few of the solutions contained in our new eBook on reducing parcel shipping costs. We’re going to continue along those lines this week, and discuss a shipping-cost-saving solution that may seem like a no-brainer: making sure that your mailing labels have a valid shipping address.