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Nov
16
2012

2013 UPS Rate Increases

UPS

As expected, UPS followed up the announcement from FedEx and has announced their 2013 rate changes. The changes will take place on December 31, 2012, as opposed to the FedEx start date of January 7th, 2013. Since we offer shipping insurance coverage, we always focus on the declared value fees.  The declared value fees have been raised for the 8th year […]

Sep
19
2012

2013 FedEx Rate Increases

FedEx has announced their 2013 rate changes. The changes will take place on January 7, 2013. If you needed another reason to insure your shipments with Shipsurance, here is one: Other FedEx Rate Changes for 2013: Rates increased an average of 5.9%. The rate increase was partially offset by adjusting the fuel price at which the fuel surcharge begins, […]

May
15
2012

Don’t Ship Lithium Batteries Interna­tionally With The USPS

Starting May 16, 2012 the USPS is prohibiting the shipping of lithium batteries when mailed interna­tionally or to and from an APO, FPO, or DPO location. The ban covers any devices that use a lithium or lithium ion battery; rechargeable or not. This means that companies cannot ship mobile phones, tablets (including iPads) , laptop computers, other items with […]

Apr
13
2012

Lost Packages to Israel

Not only are shipments to Brazil having delays or losses, but shipments to Israel are catching up to them. We are seeing many delays and claims of non receipt for packages shipped to Israel. Remember, First Class mail has limited tracking and sometimes having tracking makes a difference between a lost package and a delayed […]

Jan
2
2012

2012 FedEx Rate Increases

Once again following UPS, FedEx has announced their 2012 rate changes. The changes will take place on January 2, 2012; the same day that the new UPS rates take place. Below is a list of some of the changes FedEx Rate Changes for 2012: Rates increased an average of 5.9%. The rate increase was partially offset by adjusting the […]

Nov
30
2011

2012 UPS Rate Increases

UPS

UPS has recently announced their 2012 rate changes. The changes will take place on January 2, 2012. UPS announced an increase of 6.9% for their air service and a 2% reduction in the fuel surcharge. UPS Ground will increase an average of 4.9% with a 1% reduction in the fuel surcharge. Once again, the surcharges take a big hit, especially their declared […]

Nov
1
2011

2011 Holiday Carrier Schedules

Holiday

Below are the holiday shipping schedules for the major U.S. based shipping carriers. United States Postal Service – http://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/2011-federal-holidays.htm Saturday, January 1 – New Year’s Day Monday, January 17 – Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday Monday, February 21 – Washington’s Birthday (President’s Day) Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day Monday, July 4 – Independence Day Monday, September 5 – Labor Day Monday, […]

Oct
19
2011

USPS First Class Mail Price Increase

The United States Postal Service will be raising the prices of First Class Mail beginning January 22, 2012. The cost of mailing a letter will raise $0.01 (one penny) to $0.45. Additional ounces will remain at $0.20. The overall average price increase across all mailing services is capped by law at 2.1 percent. The new prices were […]

Sep
27
2011

President Agrees to USPS Changes

USPS

Provide Postal Service financial relief and undertake reform. The Administration recognizes the enormous value of the Postal Service (USPS) to the Nation’s commerce and communications, as well as the urgent need for reform to ensure its future viability. USPS faces a long-term, structural operating deficit that has been exacerbated by the precipitous drop in mail […]

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