How to Handle the Growth in Parcel Delivery

How to Handle the Growth in Parcel Delivery


The boom in e-commerce has seen a massive growth in parcel delivery and this activity is estimated to increase by 12.2% CAGR (1) in 2017, compared to 2011. If your organization is facing an increase in its shipping operations, these guidelines should be taken into consideration:

Action Plan

  • Evaluate Dimensional Weight (DIM) – DIM involves factoring the box size into pricing. Essentially the bigger the box, the higher the cost.
  • Audit your invoices to see the impact.
  • Educate others in your organization about DIM & set up “business rules”.
  • Use the right packaging.
  • Validate your shipping addresses.
  • Evaluate the impact of returns.
  • Shop around carriers and within your current carriers for options.
  • Implement technology, packaging and hardware tools to manage the changes.

Check out our infographic to find out about U.S. Parcel Volumes - in millions2


1Compound Annual Growth Rate

2Transport Intelligent Data Report -2014

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