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Nov
16
2011

Real Parcel Insurance

We would like to offer a P.S.A. to make sure that you understand that the shipping carriers are providing declared value coverage, not real parcel insurance (or real shipping insurance). Please read our post The Difference Between Declared Value and Insurance for further clarification. Remember, Shipsurance offers complete coverage for your packages in transit and our coverage is real, […]

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, […]

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

Worldwide

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 […]

Aug
11
2011

International Shipping Trends

We have been seeing some disturbing trends for overseas shipments and we thought we would let you know to keep you on the lookout. We will use shipments sent to Germany as an example. We are not picking on Germany, but we have seen an increased amount of lost shipments sent there. After analyzing the losses and speaking […]

Jul
27
2011

Product Fulfillment with Shipwire

Shipwire is a fulfillment solution that removes the overhead involved with the shipping aspect of your business. Imagine just managing the sales and marketing of your products. With Shipwire, that is your only focus. They store your merchandise and ship it to your customers whenever there is an order. Their system ties into most shopping cart programs […]

Jul
26
2011

Shipping Tools – ReadyShipper

TrueShip

Second in our Shipping Tools series: ReadyShipper. TrueShip is an industry leading shipping software developer.  Their flagship product, ReadyShipper, offers users one of the most robust and easy-to-use shipping systems available.  It gives you one platform to import, organize, process and print all your shipping labels.  Every download includes fully integrated USPS shipping featuring Stamps.com […]

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