Browsing articles tagged with " fedex"
Jan
3
2011

FedEx and UPS Rate Increase – January 3, 2011

Declared Value Rates increasing to $0.75 per $100. The time has just about arrived. FedEx and UPS are raising their rates on their services effective January 3rd, 2011. Their shipping rates are increasing as well as their rates for auxiliary services, such as declared value. The declared value costs, also mistakenly called insurance cost, is increasing by […]

Nov
1
2010

Holiday Shipping Tips

It is November 1st and the holidays are almost here. This means decorations, vacation planning, and the holiday shopping season! As the mad holiday shopping rush moves online, ecommerce shippers are preparing for the uptick in online sales and getting their processes fine-tuned.   Holiday shipping is a slightly different beast than the rest of […]

Oct
27
2010

2010 Holiday Carrier Schedules

Below are the holiday shipping schedules for the major U.S. based shipping carriers.   FEDEX 2010 Holiday Schedule Thanksgiving 11/25 Closed Closed Closed Closed 11/26 Open Open Open Open 11/27 Open Closed Open Open (deliveries only)   Christmas 12/24 Open Open (deliveries only) Open (deliveries only) Closed 12/25 Closed Closed Closed Closed 12/27 Open Open […]

Sep
30
2010

2011 FedEx Rate Increases

FedEx has just released their 2011 rate changes and there are increases across the board. These changes take place on January 3, 2011. The cost for shipping packages will increase an average of 5.9% for U.S. services, but the fuel surcharge will decrease by 2%. FedEx Freight and FedEx National LTL also will implement 6.9% […]

Jul
15
2010

ShipSaver Insurance Summer Special Rates

ShipSaver Insurance on eBay is offering a great summer special rate.  At only $0.65 per $100 of value for USA shipments, and only $0.95 per $100 of value for shipments everyone can afford to insure their shipments. With ShipSaver, you can insure your shipments that you send to your buyers. You can continue to ship […]

Jun
2
2010

FedEx and UPS Declared Value Coverage Limitations

Purchasing shipping insurance coverage from Shipsurance is a smart decision from a cost perspective. However, did you know that FedEx and UPS have limitations of coverage for specific commodities? These are defined coverage caps that you, the shipper, must know and understand when shipping merchandise. As a matter of fact, see how FedEx explains themselves […]

Apr
30
2010

Bad Packaging Can Ruin a Good Day

From ParcelIndustry.com It’s a story repeated all too often: A shipper’s employee gives a package to a carrier, the goods arrive damaged but inside an intact box, a claim is filed, but it’s denied because of “improper or insufficient packaging.” Here are some easy steps to prevent this nightmare: 1. Assume that whatever you ship […]

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