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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
The Shipsurance Team wishes you and yours a safe and fun Halloween Monday!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Whether you insure your packages with Shipsurance, with the carriers, or do not insure at all, there are certain pitfalls to look out for when shipping. We have put together a small ‘cheat sheet’ called “Safer Shipping Guidelines”. Click here for a printable PDF version.