Take a trip down memory lane with the best supply chain and IT blogs from the past year.
2022 was a year full of highs and lows for the supply chain. There were new players in the market, new technologies and advancements in automation but there were also still COVID shutdowns, inventory overflow, labor constraints and rising shipping costs. As we reflect on the last 12 months, let’s take a look back at some of the top blogs that provided valuable supply chain and technology insights into today’s volatile and ever-changing landscape. Before we jump in to the winners, here is an honorable mention blog…
Honorable Mention: [NRF Preview] Kicking Off 2023 with a Can’t Miss Trade Show for Retailers
In-person trade shows are back and supply chain and IT professionals are excited to join ProShip at The National Retail Federation (NRF) Retail’s Big Show 2023. The 2023 event will take place in New York City at the Javits Center on January 14th-17th and feature an opening party, 3 days of expo hall, conference sessions and more. Get all the details in the blog (and get your free Expo hall pass) about some of the top things to do and people to see at this jam-packed 4-day trade show.
#5: Exposing the Enterprise “Install in Days” Shipping Software Myth
By Justin Cramer, Co-Founder, ProShip
We saw technology providers making a questionable promise to shippers in 2022 – an “install in days.” While this may seem like an easy solution to a complex problem – it is definitely buyer beware. Citing advantage like no on-premise install, simple self-configuration of carriers, “easy” self-integration into your Enterprise Software Stack (ESS), no upgrades and no additional cost to add carriers this almost seems too good to be true. The reality – most “premise” based software solutions offer the same capabilities but have additional options that many “install in days” companies cannot extend. Keep reading to find out more of the details for each of these claims and see the bigger picture.
#4: Just Say “When!” The Right Time to Print a Shipping Label
By Clint Boaz, Senior Sales Engineer, ProShip
E-commerce runs on shipping labels, delivering goods from warehouse (or store) to consumers all over the world. Since these details are all inside those barcode lines of a label, shippers should understand how and at what point in their shipping workflow it makes sense to print them: Front of Line, Middle of Line, or End of Line. Check out this blog for the advantages and disadvantages of each point along the shipping line to decide what is best for your unique business.
#3: [Infographic] Why Now is the Time to Buy Shipping Software
Even though we are only into the first few months of 2022, we can already see what will be coming for the rest of the year: more e-commerce and online shopping! With a 10% increase in holiday e-commerce sales predicted for 2022, retailers need to have a full playbook of shipping strategies to tackle the upcoming peak season. The answer is here – check out this infographic to read about why now is the time to supercharge your supply chain with ProShip’s multi-carrier shipping software!
#2: True Blue | Why Your Parcel Carrier Mix Should Include the USPS
By Bill Schroeder, President, ProShip
This year we saw something different when the United States Postal Service (USPS) released their Merchant Rate Card – a rate decrease! In the midst of the UPS and FedEx rate increases, this definitely sticks out as with the best rates USPS has ever offered. Dive into ProShip’s breakdown of these rate changes and a highlight of the new competitive prices for 2023.
#1: Continuous Release, Continuous Deployment & Why Your Shipping Software Can’t Live Without It
By Dan Scott, Manager of Research & Development, ProShip
Speed and accuracy are 2 of the most important factors for a shipper looking to operate at its very best every day. Your enterprise software stack and the powerful architecture that are driving it are under enormous pressure to keep your shipping processes optimized. To uphold this speed and accuracy, software developers must ensure frequent software deployments and coordinate the available technology and strategy with the customer’s needs. Learn more about how n elite shipping software solution will leverage a combination of delivery approaches and technology to produce a flexible yet automated strategy in this IT-focused blog.
While it was a year of technology and supply chain unpredictability, the supply chain keeps moving. From all of us at ProShip, thank you for joining us on this journey through supply chain and logistics news and education from our shipping experts. 2022 has been an eventful year for supply chain and IT professionals and we are excited to see what 2023 will bring!