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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USPS Postage Rate Increase Starts January 27, 2019
Jan17

USPS Postage Rate Increase Starts January 27, 2019

The USPS will be implementing new postage rates on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Listed below are the highlights of the 2019 USPS rate increase for customers buying postage online:   First Class Mail Letters The First Class Mail letter (1 oz.) rate for postage purchased at the Post Office is increasing by five cents to $0.55 from $0.50. Each additional ounce for a First Class Mail letter will cost an extra $0.15 (a decrease from $0.21 in...

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5 Ways USPS is Staying Competitive
Jan07

5 Ways USPS is Staying Competitive

The U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) obligations as an independent agency of the United States Federal Government has often put it at a disadvantage when competing against companies like FedEx and UPS. It developed a reputation as the more costly and way slower option for package delivery. In recent years, though, USPS has found innovative ways to remain competitive against its private rivals. 1. Keeping Prices Low to Attract Online...

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ShipWorks to Support New USPS Automated Package Verification Program

Update: This article has been edited to reflect the new launch date of August 15 for the Automated Package Verification program. Effective August 15, 2017, the USPS will be starting a new program called the Automated Package Verification program to handling underpaid and overpaid packages being delivered to U.S. addresses.  This program only applies to packages and does not apply to envelopes or flats. Under the new Automated Package...

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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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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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