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UPS® Announces December 2017 Rate Change

October 31, 2017

UPS is increasing the rates for some of their services, and the first price increases will be effective December 24, 2017. There will be a second wave for packages that goes into effect on July 8, 2018.

Below is an overview of rate changes for packages:

The following changes will be...

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 Announces 2018 Shipping Rate Changes

September 28, 2017

On September 18, FedEx announced their 2018 shipping rate changes. The details affect list rates, surcharges, fees and other factors that impact your shipping rate.

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery®, FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Freight rates will...

Smart Shipping with a Spooky Twist


This scary good infographic outlines 10 tips you can easily implement to impact your bottom line and streamline your shipping process. Hang it up in your office to get everyone in the spooky spirit.


It's Electric: UPS Fleet Adds 3 All-Electric Trucks

September 15, 2017

In a recent press release, UPS will be the first U.S. customer to use three all-electric Fuso eCanter light-duty trucks made by Daimler Trucks North America. These electric vehicles can drive 62 miles on a charge, saving $1,000 for every 6,000 miles it travels compared to the conventional diesel...

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

Visit Quadient USA at Parcel Forum ‘17

August 15, 2017

Visit our team to learn about shipping software and parcel delivery solutions, September 18-20 in Nashville! Plus, be sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn to keep up with all the latest happenings at #PARCEL17!

UPS Fleet Gets an Eco-Friendly Makeover

June 29, 2017

In their 2016 Annual Corporate Sustainability Report, UPS announced environmentally-friendly commitments to update their fleet and processes. The goals are summed up in this excerpt from their press release:

UPS has a goal that 25 percent of the electricity it consumes will come from renewable energy sources by 2025, a dramatic increase from the 0.2 percent in 2016. In addition, by 2020 UPS plans that one in four new vehicles purchased annually will be an alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicle, up from 16 percent in 2016. The company also set a new goal that by 2025, 40 percent of all ground fuel will be from sources other than conventional gasoline and diesel, an increase from 19.6 percent in 2016."

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