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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Are You Ready for USPS Dimensional Weight Pricing?
Jun05

Are You Ready for USPS Dimensional Weight Pricing?

  The USPS will be implementing new postage rates on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Listed below are the highlights of the 2019 USPS changes: Dimensional Weight Pricing will go into effect across all USPS Postal Zones for Packages large than 1 Cubic Foot. First Class Mail International can only be used to send Documents, weighing less than 1lb. What is Dimensional Weight (DIM Weight)? Dimensional Weight pricing applies to larger packages with...

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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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UPS Adds Audit Fee for Shipping Charge Corrections
Aug13

UPS Adds Audit Fee for Shipping Charge Corrections

Have you ever accidentally forgot to weigh a shipment before it went, so you guesstimated? You were in a rush, had a dozen things to get done before lunch, and you decided to estimate. Although you may know your products pretty well and the costs of your shipments, you’re about to get charged by UPS the next time you estimate wrong. As of June, UPS now charges for shipping corrections. Let’s take a closer look at how it all works and...

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UPS Increases Large Package Surcharges
Jul31

UPS Increases Large Package Surcharges

If you’re an e-commerce seller or retailer who sells big products like sofas, tables, mattresses, and TVs, you might have noticed new surcharges from UPS when shipping these large items. UPS has started increasing their charges for Large Package Surcharges (LPS), plus increasing the Additional Handling Surcharge (AHS). Let’s take a closer look now at how these new surcharges charges work for sending large packages, so you’re...

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