Declared value fees raised for the 10th year in a row.
Even when a package is successfully delivered, the recipient may never actually receive it. Below is a video from December 2012 of a package being delivered, and then getting stolen by another delivery person. This was an iPad Mini being delivered as a Christmas present. [youtube=http://youtu.be/j6aIPIsUE5I&rel=0&w=520&h=440] Having a pre-signed delivery form is not a great […]
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 […]
Most of the major shipping carriers do a great job when handling your shipments before, during, and after transit. This is why they are in business and are very reliable most of the time. However, as in every business, sometimes there are employees that are not working in the best interest of the company. Below […]
It looks like the United States Postal Service (USPS) will be improving the visibility of certain International First Class shipments in the near future. Effective July 28, 2013, shipments sent via the First-Class Package International Service (FCPIS) will contain delivery confirmation to 15 additional countries. This confirmation service is also being added for Priority Mail Flat Rate […]
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 […]
The United States Postal service is re branding their Express Mail service on July 28, 2013. Express Mail and Express Mail International are being renamed to Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail Express International. The service levels and rates are not changing as this is merely a marketing change. If you insure your shipments with […]
Being the leading provider of shipping insurance coverage gives us unique insight into possible problem destinations when shipping worldwide. We want to alert everyone to the growing amount of lost packages being sent to the Russian Federation. We are seeing a growing trend of lost packages shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS) to this destination […]
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, […]
Declared Value Rates increasing to $0.85 per $100. As is becoming a yearly tradition, FedEx and UPS have raised their rates for declared value protection effective December 31st, 2010 and January 7th, 2013, respectively. Their shipping rates and other auxiliary services are increasing, as well.