FedEx & UPS continue to focus on process & tech optimizations for 2021, regionals feel the same pain, and shippers are caught in the middle.
Cosmetic and Beauty Manufacturer Partners with GMT for $3M+ in RFP Savings
When a large cosmetic and beauty manufacturer partnered with GMT during a parcel carrier RFP evaluation, the partnership yielded $3.5M in savings.
Peak Season is Here, but FedEx, UPS, Regional Carriers, and Even Shippers Have Their Eyes on 2021By Cameron Elliott
‘Tis the season to make sure your gifts arrive on time – use these U.S. domestic shipping deadlines to ensure they arrive by December 25!
How are your parcel carriers performing during the 2020 peak holiday season? Let Green Mountain Technology know with our carrier performance survey!
Carriers Navigate New Levels of Efficiencies, Optimization, and Expansion Preparing for Peak Season and BeyondBy Cameron Elliott
Carrier earnings remain positive, though it's clear network and technology investments are needed to provide capacity support to shippers of all sizes. General rate increases, COVID-19-related and peak season surcharges, as well as longer term contracts seem to be viable strategies for carriers to manage capacity commitments and spikes.
With peak season upon us, there’s no better time to look back on some of the peak holiday shipping advice we’ve given over the years.
3 Parcel Strategies that Major Retailers are Leveraging to Mitigate Carrier Capacity ConstraintsBy Lindsay Bodkin
Carrier capacity issues abound in this new COVID-19-impacted parcel industry, but we've identified three successful and creative strategies some of the largest brands are implementing to maintain their customer commitment.
After a Dizzying Transportation Summer, Shippers Lead with Agility into Peak SeasonBy Cameron Elliott
Shippers prepare for peak – and non-peak – surcharges by being flexible and open to opportunity.
In 2020, shippers across the world are finding that negotiating their parcel carrier contract is unlike contract negotiation during any year prior – largely impacting those wanting to diversify their carrier network through this strategic means.
Parcel carriers have implemented a number of surchares and general rate increases due to COVID-19 and peak season – don't miss them!
When it is most clear that your brand and parcel network would be better served through the means of a RFP, we know better than most that there are five critical components to a positive and rewarding RFP outcome.
Before bidding out volume to a regional carrier, certain characteristics of the supply chain should be evaluated. Here, we’ll highlight five specific characteristics or network components that should be considered before selecting a regional carrier.
Follow this page for weekly FedEx, UPS, and USPS updates, as well as parcel industry observations related to COVID-19.
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted the global supply chain, disrupting industries around the world. Just like their customers, carriers are not immune to the negative impacts of COVID-19.
Peak season surcharges began in 2017 as a way for carriers to mitigate some of the costs during the heavy shipping season. Packages that require extra handling (i.e. additional handling, large package/oversize, and over maximum limits/unauthorized package) that get pushed into the carriers’ network create less efficiency; therefore, carriers seem to penalize shippers even more during the holiday season.
An efficient supply chain is one that meets customer expectations in a cost-effective manner. With two-day delivery (or less) becoming the retail standard for customers, balancing cost and customer service is no small feat.
- 2020 Guide to COVID-19 and Peak Season Surcharges and Rate Changes
- How COVID-19 is Affecting the Parcel Industry
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- 3 Parcel Strategies that Major Retailers are Leveraging to Mitigate Carrier Capacity Constraints
- Peak Season is Here, but FedEx, UPS, Regional Carriers, and Even Shippers Have Their Eyes on 2021