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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Service alerts and where to find them
Sep12

Service alerts and where to find them

Flooding in Louisiana, a hurricane headed for Florida, wildfires in California — Whether due to natural disasters or other issues like labor disputes, there are certain times where your shipment can’t get from point A to point B as planned. Here’s a quick refresher on where to learn about current service alerts. FedEx FedEx uses its Service Alerts page to notify customers about service interruptions as issues arise, and notes...

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USPS Service and Price Changes Go Into Effect Aug. 28
Aug11

USPS Service and Price Changes Go Into Effect Aug. 28

The United States Postal Service® plans to implement a trio of changes to its products and services on Aug. 28, 2016. Here are the details about what’s changing.

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New UPS Ground Retail Rates: What You Should Know
Jun16

New UPS Ground Retail Rates: What You Should Know

UPS recently announced that UPS Ground retail rates will change, effective July 11, 2016. These changes apply to retail rates for UPS Ground service originating in the continental U.S. only. “The changes are designed to simplify the UPS Ground Retail rates and improve the competitiveness of UPS rates on the most frequently shipped UPS Ground packages,” UPS said in a June 10 email to customers. UPS has incorporated multiple surcharges...

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UPS and FedEx to Lower Minimum Measurements for Large-Shipment Surcharges in June
Jun01

UPS and FedEx to Lower Minimum Measurements for Large-Shipment Surcharges in June

Shipping larger packages using UPS or FedEx? It’s time to get your tape measure and your calculator.

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Negotiating USPS, FedEx and UPS Shipping Rates
Mar05

Negotiating USPS, FedEx and UPS Shipping Rates

Negotiating USPS, FedEx and UPS Shipping Rates Cost-effective shipping rates are mandatory for anyone selling online. In order to successfully compete and improve the customer experience, you need to do your homework and find the shipping mix that best suits the needs of your business. High-volume shippers can receive deeply discounted rates by negotiating prices with FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service®. Why? Shipping carriers...

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