Nov
16
2012

2013 UPS Rate Increases

UPS

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 […]

Sep
19
2012

2013 FedEx Rate Increases

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, […]

Aug
3
2012

International Package Tracking

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. […]

Jul
18
2012

Ruby Lane Shipping Insurance Coverage

RubyLane

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 […]

May
15
2012

Don’t Ship Lithium Batteries Interna­tionally With The USPS

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 […]

Apr
13
2012

Lost Packages to Israel

Not only are shipments to Brazil having delays or losses, but shipments to Israel are catching up to them. We are seeing many delays and claims of non receipt for packages shipped to Israel. Remember, First Class mail has limited tracking and sometimes having tracking makes a difference between a lost package and a delayed […]

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 […]

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