Discover more about Parcel Forum – the essential learning event for B2C and B2B shippers.

While most of the world nearly stopped due to COVID, the supply chain and logistics ecosystem was forced to keep on moving and even accelerate. The shipping industry, which has mostly labored behind-the-scenes, was now in the limelight. Parcel shipping and its workers became essential for e-commerce to function.

Now in 2021, ProShip is looking forward to gathering with fellow logistics experts at Parcel Forum next month to network and share insight over the past year. Parcel Forum will be held in Washington D.C on September 14-16, 2021, and will offer opportunities for parcel shippers to collect and share innovative ideas and lessons learned in both business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-commerce (B2C) ecommerce-focused shipping environments.

With an exciting agenda including a mix of keynotes speeches, workshops, and special learning sessions, the 2021 forum will offer a multitude of opportunities to learn and engage with peers and shipping experts alike. [See the full agenda here] With three full days of networking, dedicated exhibit hall time, and educational workshops and speaking sessions, the time is there for attendees to connect with quality shippers and customers.

ProShip’s top-notch multi-carrier shipping solution is the perfect complement to the Parcel Forum event. With an automated multi-carrier shipping software that empowers enterprise-level customers to exceed shipping expectations with millisecond transaction times, 25% of today’s Top Retailers who ship parcel trust ProShip to make complex parcel shipping challenges simple and cost-effective.

ProShip at Parcel Forum

Parcel Forum will feature speaking sessions from executives at Fanatics, enVista, and Kenco, as well as ProShip. Plan to join ProShip Co-Founder, Justin Cramer, at an informative session with advanced content, for those looking to expand their education on the flexible business rule strategies and software for setting their supply chain set up for success. Here are the details:

Speaking Session: How to Control the “Guaranteed” Delivery Time

Thursday | September 16, 2021
8:50 AM – 9:30 AM EDT (40 Min)
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What is the difference between algorithmic and prescriptive business rules? When do you use each type? Attend this session to learn how technology is allowing leading retailers to control customers’ options for delivery, enhancing the customer experience and saving costs to the retailer. Understanding the difference will allow you to select the right technology for your operation.

Prescriptive business rules often require rewriting as your shipping environment changes, whereas algorithmic rules are set up to accept new inputs and react accordingly. We will dive into employing carrier volume balancing concepts (an algorithmic business rule) to select the best service without violating carrier contracts. Combining algorithmic business rules with data flow integration, such as enabling an OMS and/or an e-commerce suite to communicate with your multi-carrier shipping software, allows the ability to set customer expectations while advertising all shipping options, which is of vital importance as same-day delivery becomes a factor again post-pandemic.

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to algorithmic business rules, like carrier volume balancing
  • Why algorithmic rules (like carrier volume balancing and advance date shopping) can make shipping decisions smarter with less need to engage an engineering-based rewrite
  • Understand how the right software and thought process can simplify and expedite the business rules process and integrate with other technology in your enterprise stack

If you are unable to attend Justin’s session, book a meeting with our team to learn how to integrate a strong yet flexible shipping system of intelligent business rules.

It’s not too late to register to join us at Parcel Forum ’21 in September. Stop by our booth #109 to learn more about ProShip and how our shipping software works – our experts will be there to help!

Looking to continue the fun? Join us for an after party at Top Golf National Harbor! The ProShip team is hosting a Top Golf After Party for current ProShip customers and prospective retailers or manufacturers after Parcel Forum’s Platinum Reception on Tuesday, September 14th from 6pm-9pm EDT. RSVP now to save your seat!