Death and Taxes – UPS Raises Rates Again

October 26th, 2017|General Info, Holiday Shipping|

The following changes will take effect on December 24, 2017. The rates for UPS® Ground, UPS Air and International services, as well as UPS Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, will increase an average net 4.9%. The dimensional weight divisor for packages less than or equal to one cubic foot [...]

Instant Parcel Gratification

June 8th, 2017|Small Business|

The microchip has brought instant gratification to nearly all areas of human endeavor. Parcel shipping is no exception. The percentage of e-commerce parcels sent in an expedited fashion vs. conventional ground delivery is growing. As consumer demand for increasingly immediate customer service continues to grow, parcel carriers are experimenting with new ways of delivering [...]

2017 Brings Higher Shipping Rates

February 20th, 2017|Shipping Rates|

Now that you’re accustomed to Dimensional Weight pricing, the carriers are raising the price – by 20% in most cases. In January, both FedEx and UPS changed the Dimensional Weight (DIM) divisor for US domestic service packages from 166 to 139.   Since 2016, all packages are priced by multiplying the length x width x [...]

International Shipping 101

October 27th, 2015|General Info, International Shipping|

Are you shipping internationally this summer? International shipping means you must have accurate and complete documentation. Dotting your I's and crossing your T's has never been more crucial. From the ever-changing government regulations and customs issues: from delaying of shipments and preventing shipment from reaching its destination, there are a lot of variables in [...]

Shipping Carriers Predicting Busiest Season in History

December 10th, 2014|General Info, Holiday Discounts, Holiday Shipping|

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone but we are actually right in the middle of the world's annual shopping frenzy. Retailers and other small businesses who find themselves shipping out countless packages this time of year are quickly turning to third party shipping services to help monitor their parcels and being [...]

Shipping Costs on the Rise Despite Drop in Fuel Prices

November 30th, 2014|General Info|

It would be nice if your shipping budget decreased with fuel costs. Unfortunately, the carriers other rate increases will keep your budget on the rise. In addition to their usual percentage bump, in 2015 the carriers will apply dimensional weight pricing (DIM) to ALL ground packages. Most parcel shippers can expect large increases in [...]

‘Tis the Season to Ship, Save & Celebrate!

November 10th, 2014|General Info, Holiday Discounts, Holiday Shipping|

Mail and shipping service providers have predicted a 14% increase in the number of packages delivered over this holiday season. UPS, Amazon and FedEx expect the busiest of days for deliveries are December 15th and December 22nd with millions upon millions of packages being filtered through their distribution facilities. Most of these shipping companies [...]

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