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There’s more than just your bottom-line at stake when it comes to shipping costs. Sure, if you use the smallest box or packaging it costs less to ship items to your customers. And that’s good for your profits. But shrinking packaging also reduces waste. And that’s good for the environment.
The popularity of online shopping has given new meaning to oversize and large packages. From a week’s groceries to refrigerators, consumers can order and receive just about anything from the comfort of their own home. To keep up with these massive packages, Fed Ex® and UPS® are adding surcharges to handle what are often cumbersome and heavy deliveries.
Sure, at face value delivering its own packages seems like a logical move for Amazon. The online retailer shipped a jaw-dropping 5 billion items in 2017 with Amazon Prime alone. Now, all signs indicate that Amazon is set to launch a delivery service that would vie with FedEx and UPS in the...
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Prepare for the UPS®, USPS®, and FedEx® parcel rate changes and learn how to effectively manage rates.
Our experts Luke and Pat will walk you through:
The General Rate Increase (GRI)
What fees and surcharges to keep an eye out for
Best practices to...
Everything You Need to Know to Control Your Shipping Expenses
February 08, 2018, 01:00 PM EST
Quadient and ProShip join forces this year to bring you everything you need to know about the recent shipping carrier rate changes. FedEx®, UPS® and the USPS® all announced major changes to their...
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...
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...
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...
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