2019 US Holiday Shipping Deadlines
Oct24

2019 US Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The Holidays are fast approaching bringing with them the challenge of ensuring that packages arrive to your customers in time for the celebrations.  To add to the challenge, as many as 40% of all shoppers do their shopping within the last 10 days of the season. Offering last-minute shoppers an option for express services can help ensure that packages arrive on time. To help, we’ve put together a list of deadlines for USPS, UPS, and...

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The High-Cost of Free Shipping Software
Jun17

The High-Cost of Free Shipping Software

Carrier-provided software is free shipping software that allows you to ship packages to your customers. UPS WorldShip, FedEx Ship Manager, and USPS Click and Ship are 3 examples of this software, generously provided by their respective carriers. They are extremely popular and widely used among e-commerce companies. The big draw to these programs is that they are free and relatively easy to learn. The old saying, “nothing in life is...

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UPS and FedEx Shipping Refunds: Make Your Business More Profitable
Feb21

UPS and FedEx Shipping Refunds: Make Your Business More Profitable

Guest Author: Brian Gibbs of Refund Retriever Want to gain revenue and increase efficiency in your e-commerce business? Look no further than your shipping strategy when it comes to strengthening your profit thanks to UPS and FedEx shipping refunds gained from small parcel auditing and shipping refund credits. Multicarrier Shipping Strategy in 2019 With a reported 51% of consumers preferring to shop online than off, it’s critical for...

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FedEx & UPS Peak Season Surcharges
Oct01

FedEx & UPS Peak Season Surcharges

For the second year in a row, UPS and FedEx will enforce peak season surcharges that will impact shipping costs for e-commerce businesses this holiday season. Peak season charges are here to stay, and there is no getting around this so let’s dive into the details.   FedEx Fortunately, FedEx will not apply peak season surcharges to most residential deliveries, except for packages that are oversized, unauthorized, or those that...

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New FedEx Unauthorized Package Charge
Sep20

New FedEx Unauthorized Package Charge

Staying on top of shipping charges is one of the most important ways to make sure you’re protecting your e-commerce profit margins. If you’ve ever been hit with a mysterious charge related to a “Ground Unauthorized Package,” you know what we’re talking about. If you don’t know about Ground Unauthorized Packages yet, you’ll want to get up-to-speed on FedEx’s new 2018 charges. As of September 3, 2018, FedEx announced new pricing for...

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Holiday calendar makes shipping easier
Nov03

Holiday calendar makes shipping easier

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – holiday shipping season! Holiday sales are expected to increase by 3.6 percent, to $655.8 billion, this year, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual consumer spending survey. With that kind of money on the table, ecommerce businesses need to make sure they’ve fully prepared for a busy couple of months. We’ve created a handy Holiday Shipping Calendar, which includes important...

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