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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...

Update on the New USPS® Rates:

December 11, 2018

Navigate the New Mailing and Shipping Prices

On Tuesday, November 13th, the PRC (Postal Regulatory Commission) approved the proposed USPS® postage rates. Changes to the cost of postage stamps, Certified Mail®, Priority Mail®, and more, will go into effect January 27, but your business can start...

FedEx® Is Raising Shipping Rates and Increasing Surcharges

November 5, 2018

On the heels of the recent USPS® postal rate change—that increased First-Class Mail stamps by a record 10%—is FedEx®, making rate changes of their own. FedEx is increasing the rates of two of their main services, FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery, by an average of 4.9%.

This incremental...

Happening Now: Changes Proposed to USPS ® Mailing and Shipping Rates

October 15, 2018

The USPS filed their mailing and shipping rate changes on October 10, 2018, to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). These changes—affecting everything from First-Class Mail® to Priority Mail®—will be reviewed for approval by the PRC before they are scheduled to take effect on January 27,...

Holiday Mailing and Shipping Deadlines for 2018

October 8, 2018

Mailing and shipping for the holidays can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be!



Be prepared for the busiest time of the year and keep your year-end mailings and packages on time with our infographic. We've rounded up holiday shipping deadlines for major carriers and their popular...