Parcel Index

What is the Parcel Index?

The Parcel Index is the shipping and trade index that measures the changes within the cost of transporting various commodities, such as retail items, e-commerce goods.


  • Brokers contact EPISHIP for pricing schedules tailored to a specific shipping profiles, package type, service selections, ship-from ship-to locations, all attributes.
  • Pricing is assigned according to nine subindexes, also referred as profiles. Each has a minimum credit threshold and a weekly premium rate to offset counter party exchange risk, among others.
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  • Pricing is a composite of all broker contracts given the price paid by the 75% percentile for a given subindex with low cost routing the functional test.
  • Pricing is a market appropriate incentive at each profile with net rates abstracted into single service-weight-zone type values.