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Amazon is Forcing eCommerce Shipping into Prime Time Posted on May 22, 2018
Overcoming the Amazon Effect

Shipping costs are squeezing eCommerce company profits.

Let’s start with the elephant in the room. Amazon. This evergrowing eCommerce bohemoth has become the standard against which all e-tailers are judged and not just by industry insiders. 

Customers, especially those that belong to Amazon Prime, have come to take fast and free delivery for granted even on what was once thought of as premium services such as Sunday delivery and hold-at-locations. 

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Shippers Need to Balance Cost with Customer Experience Posted on May 17, 2018
5 Cs of Customer Service

UPS’ CIO stressed the three “C”s at Modex 2018: Convenience, Choice, and Control. But we think there are two other critical “C”s if shippers want to stay a player in the eCommerce game. 

UPS CIO Juan Perez’s keynote address at Modex 2018 got us thinking about a lot of things. First, it reminded us just how large the organization is — 454,000 employees, 100,000 vehicles, and 500 airplanes spread out over 220 countries and territories, moving 19 million packages per day — 34 million during the Christmas shipping season. 

To do all of that, to stay competitive, “it requires more tech than ever before,” said Perez. 

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Will the ELD Mandate Bring Shippers and Carriers Together? Posted on May 10, 2018
Truck

With ELD enforcement now in full swing in the U.S., truckers have less time to deliver loads and are picking and choosing their lanes. Shippers are paying the price. 

Unless this is your first day in the shipping or logistics industry, you’ve no doubt heard of the electronic-logging device (ELD) mandate. If it is your first day, then welcome. You’ve joined at a time when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) ELD mandate is raising the cost of shipping within North America and looks to be changing U.S. truck shipping patterns — all within a strong economy. 

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In the press

Top 5 Ways Cartonization Can Help You Avoid Unexpected Dimensional Rates
2017-05-17

"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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