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E-commerce and last-mile continue to flip the script

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E-commerce and last-mile continue to flip the script

The parcel market continues to grow at a fast clip. A panel of parcel experts at Logistics Management magazine discusses how to navigate the fastest moving segment of logistics.


MORE CONSUMERS than ever are leaning toward e-commerce and are shopping online for goods, and they want them delivered as quickly as possible. This has introduced the need for increased services, not only from the parcel duopoly of FedEx and UPS, but also from national and regional last-mile logistics providers looking to establish themselves, as well as 3PLs that are increasingly upping their parcel offerings on a regular basis.

Here to answer some questions are Jerry Hempstead, President of Hempstead Consulting, a parcel advisory firm; David Ross, Transportation and Logistics Director at investment firm Stifel; and Rob Martinez, President and CEO at Shipware, an audit and parcel consulting services company.

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Written by: Jeff Berman, courtesy Logistics Management
Date: 01 May 2020

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