In an age of digital disruption, the status quo of supply chain management just won’t cut it anymore. The connection and collection of data at this present time delivers the ability to track items, goods, or materials faster than ever before. As you think about digital disruption, have you thought about how it impacts your supply chain management?
As a consumer, talking about holiday and year-end shipping in October might seem a bit strange but it’s definitely time to start thinking about it if your business ships. If this year is anything like 2017, we can expect that online sales will once again grow by double-digits.
According to Adobe Analytics, the combined totals from Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday were $7.9 billion in online sales, which was up 17.9% from the previous year. Given the importance of the holiday season for businesses around the world, what can you do to get your business prepared and to make sure you remain competitive?
Shipping rates are constantly changing. As your carrier strategy evolves to meet the industry changes, it’s important to make sure you are getting the best rates possible for each shipment. When was the last time you talked with your carrier representatives about your carrier rates? Maybe it’s time to think about how you can save money on shipping by negotiating shipping rates. Read on to learn more.
Nothing wrecks an e-commerce shopping experience quite like "porch piracy". Unfortunately, data recently published by Experian indicates that shipping fraud increased 37% in 2017 with the Western U.S. experiencing an almost 60% increase! So while it's exciting to see e-commerce sales continue to soar with double-digit growth rates, shipping fraud is growing even faster and threatening to ruin the party.
If theft, damage, loss, or other shipping risks are a concern for your business, take a closer look at and provide your input on "Pacejet Protection", a new "All-Risk" shipping insurance policy being developed by Pacejet. The goals of Pacejet Protection are to provide better insurance coverage for parcel and freight, offer lower prices with increased coverage, make claims quick and easy, and integrate coverage selection efficiently into your shipping process.
Read on to learn more and take our shipping insurance survey to provide your feedback.