Last month, we contacted you with the call to action below. Although we've heard from numerous members and non-members in the remote selling community about the considerable hardships and expenses required post-Wayfair, we need more case studies to make a significant impact on Capitol Hill. A Simpler Ask - We had requested you to fill out this template. There's still time for you to do so, but to make it easier on you, we would be happy to set up a short call in which someone from our team can interview you fairly quickly. Just reply to this email and provide your name, phone number, and a good time to reach you and we'll give you a call. As you may have seen from our previous outreach, we recently released the very troubling results from our survey on remote merchants' post-Wayfair actions. Our government relations firm in Washington has strongly urged that we need multiple case studies that can be taken to the Hill demanding attention and action from Congress. In case you missed them, here are a couple of sample case studies from ACMA member companies: K-Log - https://catalogmailers.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/K-Log_Remote-Sales-Tax.pdf Halstead Bead - https://catalogmailers.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Halstead-Bead-Publicly-Shareable-Wayfair-Recommendations.pdf et's not get run over by overreaching states. Getting Federal legislation to protect your company in the future is within our grasp, so please contact us today by simply replying to this email.
Parcel shipping volume is to grow annually at 5% to 7% between now and 2018, for a total increase of 20%, with the biggest gains coming in cross-border shipping, according to a new study from Pitney Bowes.
The 2016 Parcel Shipping Index looked at B2B, B2C, C2B and consumer-consigned shipments weighing up to 70 lbs. in 12 major markets (U.S., Canada, Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Australia and India).
“With the growth we’ve witnessed over the last several years in ecommerce, it is no surprise the global parcel shipping market continues to expand at a strong pace,” said Lila Snyder, President of Global Ecommerce for Pitney Bowes. “That growth in parcel shipping is having a profound effect on businesses. Increased demand has led to greater service options from an expanding number of global, national and regional carriers. However, managing multiple carriers and shipping goods across borders also creates new challenges and raises complexity.”
As ecommerce is growing at about 15% per year compared to 5%-7% for global parcel volume, Snyder said she expects the share of parcels being generated by ecommerce to increase. “This highlights the challenges retailers face, including the complexity of managing the seasonality of volume and continued pressure on the shipping market,” she said.
In the Pitney Bowes survey, 42% of respondents said they experienced some type of issue last holiday season, such as the wrong item in a box, a bad tracking number, a late arrival or a no show. For the U.S., the figure was somewhat better, at 33%.
more at: http://multichannelmerchant.com/news/global-parcel-shipping-projected-grow-20-2018-29112016/