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USPS Announces Temporary Rate Change for October 2020

August 21, 2020

On August 14, 2020, the USPS announced that they were going to implement a “time-limited” commercial pricing only rate change for some of their competitive shipping products. Note that retail rates will not be affected.

While surprise rate changes can put stress on your shipping budget and...

FedEx Follows UPS in Adding Additional Domestic Delivery Surcharges

August 14, 2020

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UPS Announces Simple Rate a New Flat Rate Shipping Option

December 12, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

If you are a fan of USPS Priority Mail® flat rate shipping or FedEx®’s One Rate flat rate shipping service, I’ve got good news: UPS® is joining the flat rate shipping game with UPS® Simple Rate. We are going to give you all the information on this new service and talk about how all these...

UPS Announces 2020 Rate Increase and New Shipping Fees

December 11, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

The major carrier is increasing rates by 4.9% and adding some shipping fees to watch out for

How much are the rates increasing? 

UPS announced it’s 2020 rate increase last month that will take effect right before the new year on December 29, 2019. This change includes an average increase for...

Top 7 Ways to Save with the USPS

August 1, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

The hottest days of the summer are upon us and so is our list of burning hot ways the USPS® can help small businesses save big. The USPS has certain services, basic perks and even special promotions that can help your small business cut mailing and shipping costs and make this your summer of...

The Top 3 Ways to Avoid DIM Shipping Costs

July 8, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

When it comes to avoiding dimensional (DIM) weight pricing the key is to work smarter, not harder! Dimensional weight pricing is used by the major carriers including the USPS® to limit the number of large, lightweight packages that take up a lot of delivery space. This pricing model can sneak...

5 Costly Shipping Charges and How to Avoid Them

May 31, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

If shipping costs are making you feel like a sourpuss, we have a solution! We advise all our shippers, small and large, to audit their shipping invoices regularly. It’s important because these invoices show not just the shipping rate but any additional carrier charges on your bill. These...

Flat Rate Boxes: Sizes, Prices, and Benefits

May 3, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

As part of our effort to make sure our customers get the best deals on shipping, we are talking about some of our favorite cost-saving services. I can say with confidence that flat rate shipping tops our list! USPS flat rate boxes and envelopes are boxes with flat shipping postage rates—no...

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