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Nov
16
2012

2012 Holiday Shipping Schedules

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Below are the holiday shipping dates that the  major U.S. based shipping carriers are closed. United States Postal Service – http://about.usps.com/news/events-calendar/2012-federal-holidays.htm Monday, November 12 – Veterans Day Thursday, November 22 – Thanksgiving Day Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day Tuesday, January 1, 2013 – New Year’s Day UPS – http://www.ups.com/content/us/en/resources/ship/imp_exp/operation.html Thursday, November 22 – Thanksgiving Day* Friday, November 23 – Day After […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nov
1
2011

Holiday Shipping Tips for 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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