The influx of holiday purchases is not the only problem that the supply chain finds itself dealing with as the holiday season kicks into full swing. There is also the very important matter of the wintry weather and the possibility of temperature-sensitive goods freezing. What can be done to mitigate this? First of all, being … Read moreHow Can You Prevent Shipments from Freezing?
Amazon quickly set itself apart by offering customers free shipping on certain orders. Even though they racked up some big net losses, they still managed to come out on top, and the move has had the added effect of influencing customer expectations. Now, consumers are increasingly demanding that ecommerce companies offer free shipping, but everyone … Read moreIs Free Shipping Truly “Free”?
Following months of speculation, Uber has finally made a decisive move into the trucking world with its acquisition of Otto, a self-driving trucking platform. The firm’s long-term goal of setting up a national digital freight matching network now appears to be one step closer to reality. Venture capital firms have been looking beyond consumer transit … Read moreWill Shippers Jump on the Uber Bandwagon?
The influx of demand for shipping brought about by the rise of global trade and e-commerce is changing the traditional relationship between shippers and carriers. The shipper-carrier relationship between these two parties are becoming increasingly stressed as shippers send out more and more packages and carriers must adjust to handle the changes in demand. One … Read moreShippers Can Benefit From Seeing Carriers In A New Light