It looks like the United States Postal Service (USPS) will be improving the visibility of certain International First Class shipments in the near future. Effective July 28, 2013, shipments sent via the First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS) will contain delivery confirmation to 15 additional countries. This confirmation service is also being added for Priority Mail Flat Rate […]
Starting July 28, the USPS will provide Domestic Priority Mail shipments with free insurance coverage. Most domestic Priority Mail shipments will include up to $50 or $100 of insurance based on the payment method used. If you’re using a stamp or meter to add postage to your package, you’ll need to bring your package to the Post […]
The United States Postal service is re branding their Express Mail service on July 28, 2013. Express Mail and Express Mail International are being renamed to Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Express International. The service levels and rates are not changing as this is merely a marketing change. If you insure your shipments with […]
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 […]