Parcel shipping is getting expensive. In reality, it already was costly and now it is even more so. The recent rate increase announcements from UPS and FedEx means that it will cost more money to ship in 2018. Reducing parcel shipping costs, without sacrificing service, has become a concern for many businesses. Profit margins continue to narrow for ecommerce companies meaning they will need to make sure that their parcel shipping strategy not only fulfills customer demands but also saves money.