Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Borderless Business: How Electronic Postage Technology Demystifies International Shipping


August 19, 2011

The sage adage “Think globally, act locally” has never been more relevant to businesses – especially those that ship goods. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, roughly 96 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States – holding two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power.

Online auction giant eBay® reports that 50 percent of its registered buyers live outside the United States. With ecommerce on the rise, and the Internet making the world smaller (85 percent of global Internet users shop online), businesses are missing significant revenue opportunities if they are not venturing into international trade waters.


Download this paper:
Borderless Business: How Electronic Postage Technology Demystifies International Shipping
Sponsored by:
image
* Indicates a required field
*Email:
*First Name:
*Last Name:
*Title:
*Company:
*Country:
*Address 1:
Address 2:
*City:
*State:
Province/Region:
*Zip/Postal Code:
*Phone Number:

*How many expedited (Priority or Express Mail) items do you ship daily?
Less than 5
5-75
More than 75

 
*Do you require insurance on any shipments?
Yes
No

Save my data on this computer (do not use on public/shared computers)

Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

The trend of rising weekly diesel prices remains intact, with the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reporting this week that the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline increased 1 cent to $2.914 per gallon.

When the United States House of Representatives last week voted extend current law and authorizes surface transportation programs through the end of July by a steep margin, it was widely expected that the United States Senate and follow their lead. That is exactly what happened on Friday, May 22, with the measures headed to President Obama to be signed into law.

For the month of April, Cass and Avondale found that truckload rates in April, which measures truckload linehaul rates paid during the month, were up 3.8 percent annually, while intermodal dropped 1.9 percent annually during the same period.

Following the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) signing off on ratifying a new five-year contract with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) on May 20, the ILWU followed suite on May 22, saying that 82 percent of its longshore worker members voted to ratify the tentative contract agreement between the parties that was reached on February 22.

Straying from its typical seasonal trajectory, United States-bound waterborne shipments dipped from March to April, according to data recently issued by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA