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Holiday Shipping Volume Skyrockets

Posted by Cara Posey on 11/4/16 9:22 AM

The holiday season is officially upon us as we gear up for Black Friday and prepare for weeks of surging sales. Major parcel carriers are planning for record growth with UPS, FedEX, and USPS all expecting a significant uptick in shipping volume following a boom in ecommerce activity. For example, UPS is projecting 700 million deliveries between Thanksgiving and the end of 2016, which is a 14% increase over last year.

UPS, FedEX, and USPS are all taking steps to prepare for the final weeks of the year, making sure they can deliver packages on time while keeping up with increased demand. Let's look at what each carrier is doing.

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Topics: Carriers, Holidays

Increased Holiday Sales Make Shipping and Fulfillment Critical

Posted by Cara Posey on 10/12/16 8:34 AM

Shipping during the 2016 Holiday Season is critical to fulfilling on the sales generated during October, November, and December. The National Retail Federation is expecting that in November and December alone, retail sales will increase 3.6%.

Even more importantly for Pacejet customers, online sales are expected to increase between 7 and 10 percent over last year to as much as $117 billion. Retailers will be hiring hundreds of thousands of seasonal workers, and many will be working in shipping and fulfillment. This means that your ERP and shipping platforms have to be ready with efficient tools that can help many users.

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Topics: Holidays

Visit Pacejet at SuiteWorld 2015

Posted by pacejet on 1/22/15 3:39 AM

It's never too early to start the buzz about the largest NetSuite conference of the year - SuiteWorld 2015. During May 4-7, NetSuite customers, partners, and developers will come together in San Jose to share ideas, network and learn more about the power of the cloud.

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Topics: Articles, NetSuite Channel, Holidays

5 Shipping Gotchas to Watch For During the Holiday Rush

Posted by pacejet on 12/2/13 6:18 AM

Many business face an end of year shipping rush, a time when execution trumps planning as very busy warehouse teams focus on pick-pack-ship speed, efficiency, and precision. Unfortunately, less time on decisions and monitoring can mean a greater opportunity for shipping gotchas to sneak in and drain profit from all those extra orders as they head out the door.

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Topics: Articles, Holidays

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