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USPS to Raise Shipping Rates January 2, 2011?

The U.S. Postal Service filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today an initiative to raise some of their shipping rates. Price changes for the majority of products and services fall between 4 percent and 6 percent. Also being raised are Periodicals (8 percent), Standard Mail Parcels (23 percent) and Media/Library Mail (7 percent). It […]


FedEx and UPS Declared Value Coverage Limitations

Purchasing shipping insurance coverage from Shipsurance is a smart decision from a cost perspective. However, did you know that FedEx and UPS have limitations of coverage for specific commodities? These are defined coverage caps that you, the shipper, must know and understand when shipping merchandise. As a matter of fact, see how FedEx explains themselves […]


USPS Five-Day Delivery

The USPS has launched a website on to provide information about its proposal to implement a five-day street delivery schedule. They propose to end regular Saturday mail delivery to street addresses as part of a plan to ensure that it can continue to deliver affordable service to the American people. Post Offices will remain open […]


FedEx Also Raising Declared Value Costs for 2010

Keeping the landscape the same with UPS, FedEx has raised their rates for 2010 effective January 4th. As listed here: “FedEx Express declared-value charges will increase from $0.65 to $0.70 per $100 of value. For U.S. package services, the charge will apply to shipments valued in excess of $100, and the minimum charge will […]


New eReport for Endicia Dazzle Release – Version 2.3

We have just issued an update to our  eReport for Endicia Dazzle program. The new version number is 2.3. ————— Whats New? Declared values can be entered in the “Group Code” field in Dazzle. ————— If you are a current eReport for Endicia Dazzle user, you can click on the “Check for Updates” button to […]


Possibly Up To 3200 Post Offices and Retail Outlets to Close

Over the next three months, more than 3,200 post offices and retail outlets — out of 34,000 — will be reviewed for possible closure or consolidation. Downsizing is a business imperative, says Linda Welch, acting vice president of delivery and post office operations at USPS. “Revenues have declined, and mail volume continues to decline,” she […]