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Omnichannel Fulfillment Strategies Need to Incorporate Local Carrier Services Posted on January 15, 2019
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eCommerce has caused an explosion in shipping volumes worldwide. The pressure is now on shippers to implement omnichannel fulfillment to get closer to their customers to achieve faster and less expensive delivery and offset the cost of “free shipping.” They have to ship anywhere, from anywhere: from fulfillment centers, stores, depots, and suppliers who could be located anywhere in the world. National and regional parcel and LTL carriers will continue to play a critical role in omnichannel shipping strategies, but the writing is on the wall, the demand is growing for more localized and specialized delivery services. 

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Rx for 2019 Carrier Rate Increases: Multi-Carrier Shipping Systems Posted on January 08, 2019
Transtream Parcel TMS

Whether it is processing holiday returns, shipping to consumers taking advantage of post-holiday sales, or moving overstock items back to manufacturers, shippers are already starting to feel the impact of the various carriers’ 2019 general rate increases.

As we have discussed in a previous blog, the average rate increase for the two U.S. major carriers is set at 4.9 percent, two times the rate of inflation, making it more important than ever for shippers to make competition work for them by utilizing a multi-carrier shipping strategy. This will continue to be a factor if 2019 is anything like 2018, which saw steady growth in accessorial fees and surcharges. Managing transportation costs for your company is critical, whether doing it yourself or with the help of a third-party logistics (3PL) provider, especially with customer expectations for free and faster deliveries.

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5 Tips to Mitigate Carrier General Rate Increases Posted on January 02, 2019
5 tips to mitigate carrier general rate increases

As 2019 begins, so do the latest carrier General Rate Increases (GRI). As we discussed in an earlier blog, the announced U.S. carrier GRI is averaging 4.9 percent, or 2 times the inflation rate, making it more important than ever for shippers to utilize a multi-carrier shipping strategy. 

While general rate increases in this range are nothing new to shippers, there are some things that shippers need to be aware of as they enter the new year. 

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Pierbridge joins the WiseTech Global group

“Becoming part of the WiseTech Global group is an exciting step forward for Pierbridge. E-commerce is driving worldwide demand for smaller, more frequent, last-mile delivery of shipments across borders. By integrating our Transtream parcel TMS solutions with WiseTech’s CargoWise One platform, we will enable Pierbridge customers and partners to extend control of parcel shipping processes well beyond North America.”
- Bob Malley, Managing Director


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