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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
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 […]

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, […]

May
6
2011

Shipping Insurance for eBay Sellers for Less

eBay sellers have always been the responsible party when shipping a package to their buyers. If something goes wrong in shipping they must make their buyer whole again. Shipping insurance is the best way to protect the seller from mishandling by the shipping carriers. eBay sellers have a great resource in the ShipSaver Insurance App. […]

Jan
25
2011

UPS and FedEx Rates Increases Hit Small Businesses

Raising rates is inevitable when a company is trying to increase profits and shareholder value. When companies like UPS and FedEx raise their rates on their shipping services, there are many understandable factors they take into consideration besides their stock prices. Inflation, increased fuel costs, increased competition, and increased general overhead all play a part. […]

Jan
21
2011

ShipSaver for Etsy is Now Available

ShipSaver & Etsy

Shipping insurance for Etsy sellers is now available using the new ShipSaver for Etsy application. U.S. based Etsy sellers that have a PayPal account can purchase discounted shipping insurance coverage for your outbound shipments. What is it? ShipSaver offers shipping insurance coverage for shipments sent via the USPS, FedEx, and UPS. It is a web […]

Jan
18
2011

FedEx vs UPS – Who Is More Efficient?

We are always asked the same question: Who is better, FedEx or UPS? It is impossible to give a clear answer as both offer tremendous services and the claims we process are evenly distributed. Using industry data, Package Fox has come up with a great graphic that compares the two shipping giants by the numbers. […]

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 […]

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