Delivery Convenience

This article originally appeared in the January/February, 2018 issue of PARCEL This was a successful and challenging peak season. Most volumes have exceeded projections, which has put pressure on the carriers to meet their customers’ delivery expectations. However, there is a bigger problem that is getting more and more exposure: theft of parcels from doorsteps and apartment/condo …

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New Ecommerce Fulfillment Facility opening in Sugar Land Industrial Park (Right outside Houston, TX)

Preferred Fulfillment proudly announces the opening of a state-of-the art 63,000 square foot warehouse facility in the Sugar Land Industrial Park. The building is fully racked, highly-secured, and specifically equipped to support small and large package fulfillment, quickly and efficiently. Conveniently accessible to Highway 59, Highway 90A, and The Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8) this …

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2017 DHL Express Zone Lookup Instructions

DHL is consistently investing in customer experience to facilitate this the US has moved onto a new Global platform. This conversion required a modification to the destination zone naming convention that was previously provided as part of the DHL customer rate card. The changes being made affect labeling and rate-card presentation only – they do …

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Final Rule Implementation for the Foreign Trade Regulations with Corrections

The Final Rule of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), Title 15, Part 30 was implemented on July 18, 2017. The amendments reflect the implementation of the International Trade Data System (ITDS), in accordance with the Executive Order 13659, Streamlining the Export/Import Process for American Businesses. Section 405 of the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) …

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Venezuela Export Update

Due to ongoing unrest in Venezuela, its government’s ability to manage its customs port authorities has been severely impacted. This has led to many customs work stoppages and port outages, directly affecting the ports of entry and their ability to process import shipments. At the present, customs and the ports of entry are unpredictable and …

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Parcel Uberization

This article originally appeared in the March/April issue of PARCEL. As we all know, Uber has changed the taxi world with technology. They took a very stable business that relied on old technology (radio dispatch system) and made it easier for the consumer. This was also done by utilizing a very mobile and agile work …

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Preferred Shipping to offer Domestic Solution

[vc_row type=”container”][vc_column][vc_column_text] You asked and we’ve answered: Preferred Shipping now offers domestic shipping services! We’ve got an exciting new partnership that allows us to offer great service and rates through the USPS, the largest residential delivery network in the country. Just like our international shipping program, our domestic service offers competitive pricing, exceptional customer service and a free, easy-to-use online …

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Technology Changes Everything

The way consumers buy today will change dramatically in the future. There has been a lot of focus in the e-tailing arena on how to market your product, do effective fulfillment, and compete with Amazon. The advancements in technology will continue to change how buying habits are enabled in the future.