In this video interview, Women in Retail Leadership Circle associate member Melissa Priest, president and CEO of Alexandretta Transportation Consulting, shares her industry insight into the state of the parcel market. She dives into five trends she’s tracking as well as offers best practices for retailers navigating these shipping challenges. The trends include:

  1. increasing surcharges and rules applied to large and bulky packages;
  2. peak season keeps moving up on the calendar;
  3. underutilization of regional carriers;
  4. increasing fuel surcharges; and
  5. ongoing volatility in carrier pricing.

For more information and/or advice on how to best navigate shipping challenges, contact Melissa at 714-606-9298 or