Interesting article from popular mechanics. They placed a data logger into packages and shipped them via FedEx, UPS, and the USPS. They charted the results and mapped the number of flips, acceleration spikes, and temperature changes of each shipment. Read here: Which Shipping Company is Kindest to Your Packages?
The Shipsurance Team wishes you and yours a safe and fun Thanksgiving!
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 […]
The Shipsurance Team wishes you and yours a safe and fun Halloween weekend!
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 […]
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% […]
Purchasing shipping insurance is an extra expense when the other option is not purchasing insurance at all. This practice is commonly referred to as “Self-Insuring”, although, it is better referred to as “Self-Warranting” as if you are pocketing “insurance” dollars and you do not have an insurance license, this is against insurance regulation. However, if […]
Here is a great video from FedEx.
There are many options for eBay sellers to print postage and get their packages on the their way to their buyers. Unfortunately, most users only know of PayPal or printing labels directly within eBay. Although these options are easy to use and the price is right (FREE!) there are other alternatives out there. One […]
Stamps.com is another PC Postage product that allows users to print U.S. postage from their computer. Users can print physical stamps or actual shipping labels and use nothing more than their normal printer. They also allow users to print FedEx labels. Stamps.com allows users to purchase shipping insurance from the USPS or directly from Stamps.com. […]