New e-Book from Pierbridge Highlights Cost-Saving Benefits of Parcel TMS in e-Commerce Space

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Transtream, powered by Pierbridge, spotlights the cost-saving power of Parcel TMS enterprise shipping software for e-tailers in its latest e-book, “It Takes an Enterprise to Control Parcel Spending.”

Better parcel shipping with enterprise-class parcel TMS software

Controlling transportation spend in the current environment requires careful planning, decision support, and process automation well upstream of the point of label creation.

"More carriers and service choices mean more complexity, the kind of complexity that can only be managed by an enterprise-class Parcel TMS solution."

In the e-commerce world of “my supply chain vs. your supply chain,” shipping is now an enterprise-level activity. Controlling transportation spend in the current environment requires careful planning, decision support, and process automation well upstream of the point of label creation. The latest generation of parcel transportation management system (Parcel TMS) technology provides shippers with all the enterprise shipping controls they need to optimize cost-effective, multi-carrier shipping decisions and execution processes, without compromising sky-high customer delivery expectations.

"Consumers expect delivery choices, including same-day, Sunday delivery, and pick up at convenient locations—and they want to know their options and costs early on in the e-commerce process," said Bob Malley, Pierbridge CEO. "Shippers who use a variety of carrier-provided shipping systems and other solutions are unable to manage rising costs effectively, and maybe as importantly, customer expectations for delivery costs, cartonization, and returns."

The e-book, available for free download at https://pierbridge.com/download-parcel-tms-white-paper.html, provides insights on the shipping struggles and solutions facing e-commerce players as they compete with shoppers’ expectations for fast and often free delivery set by Amazon, while trying to maintain their margins.

“Amazon and Walmart are pressuring e-commerce businesses to extend free shipping to premium services including same-day and even Sunday deliveries,” said Malley. “This means that the days of handing all your shipments off to one carrier are over. More carriers and service choices mean more complexity, the kind of complexity that can only be managed by an enterprise-class Parcel TMS solution. Point solutions just don’t cut it anymore, especially when e-tailers are struggling to keep margins while meeting customer expectations.”

To learn more about Transtream, powered by Pierbridge, visit https://pierbridge.com/Transtream.html

About Pierbridge, Inc.
Founded in 2004 by an experienced executive team with a proven track record of success in the transportation software industry, Pierbridge is now a global organization with offices in North America, UK, and Europe. Pierbridge’s Transtream technology powers some of the largest shipping operations in the world. Pierbridge is the only transportation management software that has earned both FedEx Diamond and UPS ConnectShip Platinum partner status for the last three years, in recognition of product excellence and customer adoption. For more information about Pierbridge, visit https://pierbridge.com.

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