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SaaS-based shipping solutions have traditionally been limited to freight or low volume parcel shippers because of their need for high transaction processing speeds. Higher volume parcel shippers have had to install on-premise solutions to integrate with local data and devices, as well as address concerns related to data security. Some shippers have struggled with batch uploading data to SaaS environments, but those efforts have come at the cost of synchronization issues.
The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology now facilitates real-time connectivity from the cloud to local data sources and devices such as scales, printers, and other material handling devices. This enables parcel shippers to move past the limitations of SaaS and enjoy the low cost, faster time to benefits these solutions can offer.Continue reading →
The last mile of delivery is a challenge for all carriers, and freight shipments are no exception. While most last-mile discussions center around e-commerce B2C parcel delivery, freight companies are now seeing opportunities for themselves in this high-growth segment.
The goal for all carriers — whether they are handling e-commerce parcels or freight — is to move B2C orders to their destination in the most cost-effective way possible, while delivering the experience customers are expecting. The challenges are particularly acute because home delivery has never been a focus of less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload (TL) freight carriers.Continue reading →
The pace of parcel industry change is rapid, and it’s becoming more complex—and costly. Parcel shipping rates are increasing at more than twice the rate of inflation. Carrier-supplied and point shipping solutions are not keeping up with demand for more delivery choices and flexibility such as free shipping, regional and crowd-sourced shipping, and “alternative” drop-off/pick-up locations including kiosks, hold-at-location, lockers, and more. If your parcel shipping practices don’t meet these expectations, you will be left behind.Continue reading →
"UPS and FedEx’s recent carrier dim weight rate changes have prompted shippers to look for new ways to cost-effectively optimize carton-packing processes. Cartonization software has been around for many years, but until recently, most options haven’t taken transportation costs into account..."Read more at parcelindustry.com
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