It seems easy enough to get a package from A to B. Place the items in a box, pack it well, label it, and send it on it’s way. Most of the time that is all that is needed for reasonably safe transit. Things come up, which is why you have shipping insurance, but how […]
As an eCommerce seller, the inevitable happens: You ship a product to a customer and it arrives damaged. That is one of the reasons you insure your shipments with Shipsurance. However, what does your customer do with the damaged item and packaging? In the past, if you declared a value with the shipping carrier, you […]
FedEx has announced their 2015 rate changes. The changes will take place on January 5, 2015. Almost all modes of FedEx transit will have a rate increase in the new year. Of specific interest to our current and prospective customers, this includes their declared value charges. This means that if you declare a $200.00 value on 100 packages, this would […]
The major U.S. based shipping carriers are raising their declared value rates again for the 10th year in a row.
We have all heard the term “There is no such thing as a free lunch”. This applies correctly to most things in life and truer words have not been spoken. In the shipping world, the United States Postal Service started offering free insurance for Priority Mail packages in $50 and $100 increments. On paper, this […]
UPS has followed FedEx in announcing their 2014 rate changes. The changes will take place on December 30, 2013. Make sure to take note of this date as it is not the same date that FedEx is changing their rates. FedEx rate changes take place on January 6, 2014, UPS is raising their declared value charges for […]
Declared value fees raised for the 10th year in a row.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently added free insurance coverage to their Domestic Priority Mail services. This coverage is either $50.00 or $100.00 based on how you are printing your labels. This is meant to combat the service offerings from competitors like UPS and FedEx. This is a good option for some, but we […]
Starting July 28, the USPS will provide Domestic Priority Mail shipments with free insurance coverage. Most domestic Priority Mail shipments will include up to $50 or $100 of insurance based on the payment method used. If you’re using a stamp or meter to add postage to your package, you’ll need to bring your package to the Post […]
As most of you have already noticed, the United States Postal Service has released a rate change effective January 27th, 2013. Besides the increase in the rates for shipping and extra services, they increased their default liability coverage for Express Mail International shipments. Each shipment of merchandise is now covered for up to $200.00 against loss, […]