Dec
17
2010

2010 Holiday Office Hours

Shipsurance Holiday Office Hours Our offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 22nd at 1:00 PM PST for the holidays. We will re-open our office on Monday, December 27th at 7:30 AM PST. We will also be closed on Friday, December 31st and re-opening on January 3rd. Have a safe and happy holiday.

Nov
2
2010

2011 UPS Rate Increases

UPS has announced their 2011 rate changes today. Like FedEx, these changes will take place on January 3, 2011. UPS Ground services will increase a net 4.9% through a combination of a 5.9% increase in rates and a 1% reduction in the UPS Ground services fuel surcharge. UPS Air and International services will increase a net 4.9% through […]

Nov
1
2010

Holiday Shipping Tips

It is November 1st and the holidays are almost here. This means decorations, vacation planning, and the holiday shopping season! As the mad holiday shopping rush moves online, ecommerce shippers are preparing for the uptick in online sales and getting their processes fine-tuned.   Holiday shipping is a slightly different beast than the rest of […]

Oct
27
2010

2010 Holiday Carrier Schedules

Below are the holiday shipping schedules for the major U.S. based shipping carriers.   FEDEX 2010 Holiday Schedule Thanksgiving 11/25 Closed Closed Closed Closed 11/26 Open Open Open Open 11/27 Open Closed Open Open (deliveries only)   Christmas 12/24 Open Open (deliveries only) Open (deliveries only) Closed 12/25 Closed Closed Closed Closed 12/27 Open Open […]

Sep
30
2010

2011 FedEx Rate Increases

FedEx has just released their 2011 rate changes and there are increases across the board. These changes take place on January 3, 2011. The cost for shipping packages will increase an average of 5.9% for U.S. services, but the fuel surcharge will decrease by 2%. FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL also will implement 6.9% […]

Sep
15
2010

Insure with Shipsurance or Self-Insure?

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Purchasing shipping insurance is an extra expense when the other option is not purchasing insurance at all. This practice is commonly referred to as “Self-Insuring”, although, it is better referred to as “Self-Warranting” as if you are pocketing “insurance” dollars and you do not have an insurance license, this is against insurance regulation. However, if […]