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ConnectShip Community News: December 2019

The winter holiday season means big business for the majority of the ConnectShip Community. It means hustling and bustling to keep up with the ever-growing demands of peak season, while working to reach 2019 goals, to complete annual tasks, and end the year on a high note. As we reflect on 2019, a year filled with goals, opportunities, and challenges, we would like to share a few highlights and achievements as inspiration for the new decade.

REACH Industry Webinars

Same Day Saves the Day
This October, ConnectShip collaborated with our partners on the Same Day Saves the Day REACH Webinar. Same Day has been a newsworthy topic; an answer to the speed of shipping demanded by today’s commerce. Our panelists discussed challenges, best practices, and how your business can benefit from implementing a same-day delivery service. You can access the on-demand webinar on our ConnectShip Vimeo Channel.

New on ConnectShip.com

Our team is proud to have made numerous improvements to our website in 2019. These updates, in addition to reflecting our new branding and partnership structure, have helped to create a more intuitive and informative experience for our visitors.

  • All New Partner Page - we collaborated with our ConnectShip + Compliance Partners to display the most helpful and accurate information about each individual partner company. Our goal was to provide an easy and intuitive Partner shopping experience for potential customers. The changes better reflect the new partner program structure and include filters for capabilities, experience, and locations, as well as a mobile friendly design and a more convenient method of contact between prospective customers and partners.
  • New Resources Page
  • New Logistyx 365 Page
  • New for Partners - Partner Resources Section

As we strive to ensure our carrier compliance solutions are effective and accessible, ConnectShip is happy to announce our 2020 training schedule, offered both in-class and online. Please visit our training registration page for the complete list of dates.

The Latest on Blogistics

Check out what’s new on Blogistics - ConnectShip’s industry blog!

Blockchain: Building Blocks for the Future of Shipping

What if there was a way to pack every shipment with onboard intelligence, allowing it to arrive at each touch point ready to communicate and therefore expedite its arrival at the destination? That is one of the relevant applications of blockchain. Even with its challenges, blockchain is a promising tool in the shipping industry. This article builds on a previous Blogistics highlight of the technology.

The Green [Last] Mile

We’ve been hearing a lot about that tricky “Last Mile”, and what options are being tested to cut the cost. But what about the “greening” of the shipping world? Turns out there are just about as many green alternatives as there are carriers – and more being tried all the time! Drones have gotten a lot of press, as have robots, so let’s take a look at the variety of human-driven wheeled vehicles appearing on streets around the world.

Employee Spotlight

Help us Welcome our Talented Newest Team Member!

Emily Steele

Prior to joining ConnectShip, Emily started her career with UPS in 2005. She’s held positions within UPS’s Operations, Human Resources, Business Development and Finance. Emily recently graduated from Cardinal Stritch University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Professionally, Emily’s favorite challenge is generating new sales. She is a proud mother to Beau who is twelve. In her spare time Emily can be found spending time with family, helping with homework, cheering at wrestling meets and baseball games, reading and cooking anything gluten-free.

ConnectShip Cares

ConnectShip Cares is more than just a section in our quarterly newsletter. ConnectShip is fortunate enough to be made up of individuals who believe in working to improve our communities and the lives of those around us. In 2019 we rolled up our sleeves and opened our hearts to volunteer in numerous capacities. Organizations we chose to work with this year included Junior Achievement (a national program that aims to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy), Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, the Tulsa Area United Way, and Domestic Violence Intervention Services of Tulsa (DVIS). We are grateful for such meaningful organizations in our area that allow us to step in and help out when we are able.

We are currently collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots program. Toys for Tots was founded in 1947 by the United States Marine Corps Reserve to distribute toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. We are one week into our collection event and our box is already overflowing with toys! For more information about your local Toys for Tots program click here.

DVIS, a Tulsa Area United Way agency, is the only nonprofit agency in Tulsa and the surrounding communities to provide comprehensive intervention and prevention services to men, women, and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. The DVIS mission is to rebuild lives affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, shelter, counseling, and education. Working with Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) of Tulsa, ConnectShip was recently able to collect items for and contribute 20 adult basic need bags and 25 bags for young children!
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