It takes an enterprise to meet the challenges of omni-channel shipping.
Thousands of shippers, developers, and logistics service providers rely on Transtream to solve transportation challenges, and they count on Pierbridge to support their efforts.
In the old days, it used to be pretty simple to calculate rates. Weigh a package, look up a zone on a zip to zone chart, and then find the cost of shipping associated with the weight and destination zone. Not anymore. Calculating shipping costs has become a lot more complicated, especially with the explosion of new carrier services, dynamic pricing incentives, and of course, surcharges. Reconciling expected costs against actual invoice charges amounts to a game of "truth or dare." With shipping costs increasing at twice the rate of inflation, shippers need to ship smarter and implement cost controls to ensure they are not paying more than they need to.Continue reading →
Today, there is a movement toward shopping locally, and it’s a great way to boost regional economies and help small businesses. However, once consumers use their PCs, tablets, and phones to shop, the location of the retailer and product becomes far less important. In fact, studies show that 40 percent of online shoppers are willing to buy from merchants in other countries, and merchants are extending omnichannel shipping strategies to ship directly to consumers from offshore supplier inventories—a phenomenon called the “endless aisle.”
This has led to a logistical maze for many shippers to make their way through as they look to deliver items to shoppers around the globe, while keeping costs in line and customers happy.Continue reading →
Global eCommerce is growing quickly. No longer are consumers contained by borders when purchasing goods as they search for the perfect gift or item for their house. This has led to a surging wave of cross-border shipping throughout the world. The wave does not look to be cresting anytime soon. In fact, it is building to a tsunami.
eCommerce is at the eye of this storm as consumers increasingly shop without borders looking for not only the best deals but products that may not be available locally. While cross-border activity adds an additional level of revenue, it also exacerbates complexity compared to domestic shipping processes on which most shippers have built their businesses.Continue reading →
“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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