The 28th annual Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) State of Logistics Report concluded that while US transportation costs were down -0.7% in 2016 compared to 2015, parcel delivery revenues were up 10.0% during the same period.
Pierbridge announced today that the latest release of its Transtream enterprise shipping platform, version 8.16, enables desktop and mail center shippers to take advantage of Deliv same-day shipping services in over 1,300 US cities.
Pitney Bowes measures parcel spend globally and found a 48 percent increase over the last 3 years.
Among the 13 countries researched, the US is the largest parcel shipping market with $98.5 billion spent and 13 billion parcels shipped in 2016. China shipped the highest volume of parcels at 31 billion and accounted for $60 billion in spend in 2016. Germany led Europe with 14 billion euros of spend.
Amazon is using transportation as a competitive weapon. They are forcing every shipper to look all of the transportation touchpoints across their enterprise, including shopping carts, order entry, suppliers, warehouse fulfillment, customer service, and returns. Pierbridge CEO Bob Malley's recent article in Logistics Viewpoints describes the 10 most important things shippers should consider when selecting an enterprise shipping platform.