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Dec
14
2011

Shipping Tools – ShipStation

ShipStation

ShipStation: Powerful shipping, simplified. ShipStation  is here for all stages of your business, from the early days to the multi-million dollar businesses. They will automatically import all your orders from wherever you sell, and their time-saving application will help you manage orders so you can ship them out quickly & easily! You can define automation rules, filters, […]

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
16
2011

Real Parcel Insurance

We would like to offer a P.S.A. to make sure that you understand that the shipping carriers are providing declared value coverage, not real parcel insurance (or real shipping insurance). Please read our post The Difference Between Declared Value and Insurance for further clarification. Remember, Shipsurance offers complete coverage for your packages in transit and our coverage is real, […]

Nov
1
2011

Holiday Shipping Tips for 2011

Holiday

It is that time of the year again. The weather is getting colder, festivity is in the air, and the holiday shipping season is among us. If you are an internet retailer or retail shipper, this is the time of year to buckle-down and show your customers what you are made of. As always, we […]

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

Shipsurance Covers Shipments Sent Via EquaShip

Yesterday, EquaShip took the wraps off of their new shipping service. The startup is looking to compete with UPS and FedEx by offering shipping discounts to small to medium sized business shippers. At its basis, the service provides for packages to be picked up by a consolidator, and ultimately delivered by the United States Postal Service […]

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 […]

Oct
18
2011

Track International USPS Shipments To The Destination

Worldwide

Shipping Internationally via the United States Postal Service is often the most economical way to fulfill orders if you are based in the United States. Their First Class Mail and Priority Mail services are great options with reasonable pricing. The main problem with these services are their lack of tracking once the packages reach the postal service […]

Aug
11
2011

International Shipping Trends

We have been seeing some disturbing trends for overseas shipments and we thought we would let you know to keep you on the lookout. We will use shipments sent to Germany as an example. We are not picking on Germany, but we have seen an increased amount of lost shipments sent there. After analyzing the losses and speaking […]