Industry Topics: Holiday Shipping

Our Favorite "S" Words: Summer, Sun... and Shipping

July 27, 2020

The summer might not seem like the right time to prep for holiday shipping, but everything is easier when you give yourself enough time and add in a margarita. So break out the salt and a pen and check out this list of tips from our shipping experts. 

Shipping Tips with a Spooky Twist

October 11, 2018

Shipping Makes Monster Cents: 10 Steps to Save While Shipping

  1. Don’t cause delays or overpay on international shipments. Ensure that you have the right customs forms and are providing the right information with low-cost shipping software.  If you are not using shipping software, research...

Year-Round eCommerce Demand Makes Saturday Shipping the New Normal

September 18, 2018

FedEx® Expands Its U.S. Shipping Services to Six Days a Week

Shippers are seeing more services and options than ever, and FedEx has just added another one. FedEx recently expanded their U.S. operations to six days a week, joining both USPS® and UPS® in making six-day shipping the new normal....

Holiday Shipping Guide for Businesses

December 4, 2017

How to Manage Increasing Package Volume and Customer Expectations

No time of the year is more critical for retailers than the holidays. According to the National Retail Federation, the stakes are high as more than 40% of holiday purchases are made online. While the holiday season presents a...

USPS® Adding Sunday Delivery this Holiday Season

November 28, 2017

The USPS® is expanding its services for the holidays, adding Sunday delivery to more locations that receive high volumes of packages during the holidays at no extra charge. The program will be available in 20 major U.S. cities and will allow consumers to place online orders with participating...

Keep Holiday Parcels Safe

This time of year, parcel carriers are flooded with packages to deliver each and every day leading up to – and even after –  the holidays. With tons of packages left on doorsteps, there’s understandably also some concern about security. It’s easy to imagine how easily someone could grab a...

5 Tips to Ease Holiday Shipping Stress

It seems the holiday season starts earlier and earlier each year. As the holiday shipping stress starts to creep in, use these tips to keep cool.

1. Take note of holiday mailing and shipping deadlines.

Make sure you know the cut-offs for the popular mailing and shipping services across...

FedEx Advantage Holiday Program

October 12, 2017

Take stress out of your busy season with help from FedEx

Your shipping needs to go smoothly while you juggle countless other tasks during the holiday rush. To make sure you can focus on what’s important, FedEx is here to help with your packing and shipping needs. See the ways we can help keep...

UPS To Hire 95,000 For Holiday Season

September 28, 2017
Our seasonal jobs often lead to permanent employment and even careers for some,” David Abney, CEO of UPS

With peak package delivery season rapidly approaching, UPS plans to hire about 95,000 workers to handle the influx of packages that will come from online shopping. This is good news for...

FedEx Skips the Surcharge for Most Residential Holiday Deliveries

August 15, 2017

In support of small business customers and consumers shipping for the holidays, “FedEx will not apply holiday season surcharges except for packages that are oversized, unauthorized or require additional handling," states Patrick Fitzgerald, SVP, Integrated Marketing and Communications, in their

Holiday Shipping in July

June 20, 2017

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... UPS Delivery Surcharges

Summer has only just arrived and UPS has already unveiled plans to add residential delivery surcharges for the holiday season. The extra fees will be effective surrounding Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the late December holiday rush...

Webinar: How to Manage Increasing Package Volume & Customer Expectations During the Holidays

November 10, 2016

Mark Your Calendar: 
November 16, 2016, 1 P.M. ET

Ensure Happy Customers & Healthy Margins This Holiday Season 

Don’t Be a Scrooge with Your Customer's Shipping Options This Year

October 21, 2016

Let the Customer Choose 

Give your customers the choice to select their own delivery experience from a variety of options. When you give customers an omnichannel experience, they are able to decide how they want their products delivered and may decrease the number of orders shipped. For...

Holiday Shipping 101: Upgrade to an Automated Shipping System

For many businesses, the holidays are associated with a substantial increase in products going out the door, resulting in an increase in packaging and shipping costs. During this time, shippers are often vulnerable to losing control of shipping costs, as they try to meet the increase in...

Holiday Shipping 101: Assess Last Year's Performance

October 18, 2016

There is a great saying that goes, “The past is where you learned the lesson, the future is where you apply it.” Before you start planning for this year’s holiday season, do a thorough evaluation of how well, or poorly, your business performed during last year’s season and what the...

Follow Our Planning Timeline for Seamless Holiday Shipping

October 4, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

Shipping is often one of the most important elements of your business’ successful holiday season, as customer satisfaction depends just as much on shipping as it does on your product. Without advanced planning, it is more difficult to cover all the bases of efficient and affordable shipping, in...

The Ultimate Holiday Shipping Guide for Businesses

How to Manage Increasing Package Volume and Customer Expectations

No time of the year is more critical for retailers than the holidays. According to the National Retail Federation, the stakes are high as more than 40% of holiday purchases are made online. While the holiday season presents a...

UPS® has Announced their 2017 Rate Increase

September 2, 2016

With each new year comes rate increases from FedEx® and UPS®, but this time, UPS is beginning their rate increases in December, potentially affecting your holiday shipping plans. Here are highlights from the announcement:

Summer: That Time of Year to Start Planning for Holiday Shipping

August 1, 2016

You don't want to get caught off gaurd during the busiest shipping season of the year. That's why we recommend preparing for the holiday rush now. But don't take our word for it. Check out this list of tips from the master of holiday shipping himself, Santa. 

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