Apr
2
2012

Lost Packages to Brazil

As of the past few months, we have seen an alarming amount of lost packages being sent to Brazil via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Of the parcels being shipped most of the intended recipients are  cooperating with the claims process immediately upon request. Whether this is a customs issue, a carrier issue, or something […]

Mar
21
2012

Shipsurance Marketing Video

Explaining shipping insurance coverage can be tough to do. Most people we approach immediately think they need to change the way that they ship if they want use our service. This could not be further from the truth. Our coverage fits into your existing business workflow and allows you to lower costs and receive broader coverage. […]

Feb
20
2012

First Class International Tracking?

It is widely understood the most cost effective way to ship overseas from the USA is via the United States Postal Service’s First Class International (FCI) mail service. There is nothing comparable when it comes to cost and allows many commerce shippers the ability to open the borders for International commerce. The main drawback of FCI, besides […]

Jan
30
2012

Shipsurance Has a New Address

We have completed our office move, although it looks rather unruly around here. In a couple of days the office should look great. Our new address is: Shipsurance Insurance Services 21800 Burbank Blvd Suite 240 Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Jan
20
2012

UPS and FedEx Shipping Claims; Why 60 Days?

When filing a shipping insurance claim with Shipsurance for a FedEx or UPS shipment, we ask that the claimant provide all the claim documents to us by 60 days from the shipment date. We provide extra time for the claimant to get us a copy of the carrier liability check because that is out of their hands, but 60 […]

Jan
2
2012

2012 FedEx Rate Increases

Once again following UPS, FedEx has announced their 2012 rate changes. The changes will take place on January 2, 2012; the same day that the new UPS rates take place. Below is a list of some of the changes FedEx Rate Changes for 2012: Rates increased an average of 5.9%. The rate increase was partially offset by adjusting the […]

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 […]

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