Being the leading provider of shipping insurance coverage gives us unique insight into possible problem destinations when shipping worldwide. We want to alert everyone to the growing amount of lost packages being sent to the Russian Federation. We are seeing a growing trend of lost packages shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS) to this destination [...]
As most of you have already noticed, the United States Postal Service has released a rate change effective January 27th, 2013. Besides the increase in the rates for shipping and extra services, they increased their default liability coverage for Express Mail International shipments. Each shipment of merchandise is now covered for up to $200.00 against loss, [...]
Declared Value Rates increasing to $0.85 per $100. As is becoming a yearly tradition, FedEx and UPS have raised their rates for declared value protection effective December 31st, 2010 and January 7th, 2013, respectively. Their shipping rates and other auxiliary services are increasing, as well.
Our office will be closed Monday, December 24th for the holidays. We will re-open on Thursday, December 27th at 7:30 AM PST. We will also be closing our office on Monday, December 31st and re-opening on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2012. Have a safe holiday season and a great New Year!
Below are the holiday shipping dates that the major U.S. based shipping carriers are closed. United States Postal Service – http://about.usps.com/news/events-calendar/2012-federal-holidays.htm Monday, November 12 - Veterans Day Thursday, November 22 - Thanksgiving Day Tuesday, December 25 - Christmas Day Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - New Year’s Day UPS - http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/ship/imp_exp/operation.html Thursday, November 22 - Thanksgiving Day* Friday, November 23 - Day After [...]
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 [...]
Beginning November 15th, the USPS will begin accepting packages containing lithium batteries installed in electronic devices bound for many international destinations.
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, [...]
As a follow-up to our popular post “Track International USPS Shipments To The Destination” we wanted to provide the direct links to most of the carrier websites. You can track packages directly with the destination carrier using these links. Many of the links are in different languages so you may need to us a translate service such as Google Translate. [...]