The need for a global parcel service is increasing due to the growing importance of online retail in leading home shopping markets and the globalisation of supply chains. Moreover, China is expected to surpass the US in terms of value in the near future. However, the lack of exposure to the Chinese domestic market is expected to decrease the global share of integrators. The reasons for this are many. Hence, it is vital to find a solution that can meet all of the needs of parcel carriers.
Ship24 is a leader in global shipment tracking
One of the best-known companies in the industry of shipment forwarding and tracking is 4PX. This company uses partnerships with some of the major couriers outside of China, including FedEx and DHL in Europe. Regardless of the country of origin, tracking a parcel outside of mainland China can be difficult. With Ship24’s multi-courier global tracking feature, users can see the exact location of a parcel from any carrier in one convenient location.
You can also track your parcel through FedEx with the help of Ship24. If you do not have the tracking code of the courier, you can enter it into their universal tracking site. Once you have entered it into the tracking site, you will receive notifications confirming its current status and location. Moreover, this tool supports up to ten couriers. Using this service, you can easily track a parcel no matter what carrier it uses.
Ship24’s multi-courier capability
When it comes to tracking packages, Ship24’s multi-courier capability is an incredible feature. The system enables you to get real-time updates as your parcel makes its way through various couriers. The website offers live notifications when a parcel arrives at its final destination and updates you on the exact location where the package is. This may help you resolve issues more quickly. Ship24’s global parcel service allows you to track over 1,200 couriers around the world.
If you’re shipping internationally, the logistics can be a major pain point. If you’re shipping to China, you’re likely dealing with a different courier than you’d like. And if you’re shipping from North America, it can be especially hard to track your package. With Ship24’s multi-courier capability, you can track shipments to any country, even China. This capability will make your life much easier and ensure your packages arrive safely.
If you’re building an integration with Ship24’s global parcel service, you’ll want to use the shipping company’s webhooks. Webhooks are a powerful way to automate processes by letting you know when a shipment has been delivered, a step has been completed, or an issue has been encountered. You can even use webhooks to notify a customer when their package has been delayed. With webhooks, you can automate many different workflows, including email notifications, automated invoices, and more.
The API provides you with a list of couriers, or you can download a list in CSV format. To use the API, you must be logged into the Ship24 platform and have a valid API key. The data you send should be compliant with its schema, and any non-compliant data will result in an error message. This includes characters that are less than 10 characters in length, such as A-Z. Also, if you want to use hyphens, you must use lowercase characters.
Global pandemic affects parcel delivery
The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has caused major disruptions across the world, affecting the parcel trade in different ways. These include increases in air freight rates, increased costs of sea freight and road freight, and fewer workers at border crossings. These challenges have also affected people who handle goods. Luckily, containment measures have limited the spread of the disease and lockdown measures are being lifted in many areas. However, the challenges remain.
Among the problems facing the parcel market is a lack of capacity. With the increase in B2C shipments, carrier capacity is at a premium. In order to compensate for the higher costs, carriers have implemented peak surcharges. These surcharges will continue until the pandemic has been resolved and vaccines distributed to the greater U.S. population. Until then, the shortage of capacity is likely to persist.