Nov
1
2011

2011 Holiday Carrier Schedules

Holiday

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, […]

Oct
19
2011

Shipsurance Covers Shipments Sent Via EquaShip

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 […]

Oct
19
2011

USPS First Class Mail Price Increase

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 […]

Oct
18
2011

Track International USPS Shipments To The Destination

Worldwide

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 […]

Sep
27
2011

President Agrees to USPS Changes

USPS

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 […]

Aug
25
2011

General Shipping Tips

Safer Shipping Guidelines

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.

Aug
15
2011

ShipSaver Insurance Demo Video

View the new ShipSaver Insurance demo video. ShipSaver allows eBay sellers to insure their eBay shipments for less. Tip: View it in full screen mode to clearly see the demo screens. www.shipsaver.co http://applications.ebay.com/selling?ViewEAppDetails&appType=1&appId=insurance.inkfrog.com

Aug
11
2011

International Shipping Trends

We have been seeing some disturbing trends for overseas shipments and we thought we would let you know to keep you on the lookout. We will use shipments sent to Germany as an example. We are not picking on Germany, but we have seen an increased amount of lost shipments sent there. After analyzing the losses and speaking […]

Jul
27
2011

Product Fulfillment with Shipwire

Shipwire is a fulfillment solution that removes the overhead involved with the shipping aspect of your business. Imagine just managing the sales and marketing of your products. With Shipwire, that is your only focus. They store your merchandise and ship it to your customers whenever there is an order. Their system ties into most shopping cart programs […]