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Why Buy? The Demise of Home-Grown Parcel Shipping Technology: Part 6

At a time when e-commerce is growing and changing as rapidly as the expectations of the consumers using it, leveraging advanced technology to support parcel shipping is a given. The ability to navigate carrier changes, track orders from the initial order placement to the final order delivery, and analyze parcel shipping data and develop a forecast to support future success are just a few of the benefits of parcel shipping technology. But, with budgets as tight as consumer expectations for product delivery, shippers still sometimes ask, “Is buying parcel shipping software worth it, or should we invest in developing our own solution?”

ebook logistyx future-proofing-supply-chainAs the title of our Why Buy? The Demise of Home-Grown Parcel Shipping Technology series suggests, most shippers choose to purchase software because the intricate complexities of building a solution from the ground up make the initiative impractical. In our previous five blog posts, we covered everything from the importance of multi-carrier integration, to the predictive insights offered by Business Intelligence, to the considerations that come into play for international and HAZMAT shipments, and much more. These complexities make building a homegrown solution too daunting for most, involving far more effort, time, and money than would be required to integrate an existing, more advanced solution.

As the series concludes, parcel shipping has perhaps never been more complex than it is at this moment. The importance of adaptable, agile parcel shipping technology can’t be overstated, and we invite you to review the topics we explored in this series:

If you want to streamline your parcel shipping strategy by harnessing the advantages of automation to improve customer service while saving your business time and money, tap into Logistyx’s best-in-class parcel shipping solutions to boost your supply chain resilience today

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