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. […]
Ruby Lane is a website / marketplace for antiques, collectibles, art, and jewelry. Sellers set up shop and sell their merchandise in a similar way to eBay and Etsy. When sellers ship their merchandise, Ruby Lane requires that all shipments be insured unless declined by the buyer using the Decline Insurance option during the Checkout process […]
Starting May 16, 2012 the USPS is prohibiting the shipping of lithium batteries when mailed internationally or to and from an APO, FPO, or DPO location. The ban covers any devices that use a lithium or lithium ion battery; rechargeable or not. This means that companies cannot ship mobile phones, tablets (including iPads) , laptop computers, other items with […]