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2020 Vote by Mail Resources

August 17, 2020

With the primaries polls closed, it’s time to start preparing for the November general election. This election will be historic with close to 75% of registered voters being able to vote by mail this year, the highest it’s been in U.S. history. This large predicted turnout is due to many states...

FedEx Follows UPS in Adding Additional Domestic Delivery Surcharges

August 14, 2020

Quick Takeaways

USPS Operation Santa

December 11, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

 

Feeling in the giving spirit this holiday season?

Of course, you are! The USPS® Operation Santa is entering its 107th year and they are always looking for help.

 

What is Operation Santa? 

Operation Santa invites individuals or organizations to adopt letters to Santa from hopeful...

FedEx® Announces No Peak Surcharges and Gives a Sneak Peek at 2020 Rate Changes

September 26, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

Let's review the announcements for the quick takeaways and then unpack the details!

Takeaway: Holiday Shipping

FedEx® will not be applying additional holiday residential surcharges this season but there will be surcharges on packages that are oversized or require additional...

UPS Announces No Residential Peak Surcharges During Holiday Season

August 27, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

Quick takeaways

  • UPS® will not be applying additional peak surcharges for residential deliveries during the 2019 holiday season.
  • They will be applying peak surcharges for "large packages", over-maximum limit packages and those requiring additional handling.

What does this mean for your...

UPS® and FedEx® Start 7-Day Delivery

August 7, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

Big news for shippers of all sizes: Starting in January 2020 the UPS will deliver packages on Sunday.

This announcement came late last month and follows a similar announcement by FedEx who announced in May that they would begin extending their service to seven days a week next year. Per UPS,...

FedEx to Start Offering 7 Day Service

May 31, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

We buy online every day, regardless if it is a weekend or not! FedEx president COO Raj Subramaniam said in last week’s interview with CNBC, that FedEx wants to meet that 24/7 need with seven-day delivery service starting in January 2020.

You heard that right, FedEx will now begin delivering on...

UPS® Announces 4.9 Percent Rate Increase on Parcels

December 11, 2018

UPS just announced that their new shipping rates will go into effect shortly after the holiday season on December 26, 2018.  On average UPS rates will go up 4.9% for Ground, Air and International services, just like their counterpart FedEx, whose rates are scheduled to go into effect January...

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