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Demystifying DIM Weight for 2017

December 20, 2016
Author: Contributed by Krish Iyer

Admittedly, DIM Weight policy is not the easiest comprehensible aspect of shipping. The recent DIM weight policy changes by major shipping carriers FedEx and UPS have further compounded the confusion surrounding DIM weight for shippers. Let us break-down the major 2017 DIM weight changes in...

FedEx, UPS Amend Money Back Guarantee Policies on Holiday Late Deliveries

November 30, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

Usually, when a UPS or FedEx package is delivered after the guaranteed time, you are entitled to a refund credit for the shipping charges. Though these refunds are not automatic but are only given upon request, customers are entitled to them under both carriers’ money back guarantee...

UPS® Changes DIM Policy to Align Closely with FedEx's

November 21, 2016
Author: Krish Iyer

Shippers now have another change to keep their thumb on for 2017.  UPS® recently announced a change to their DIM policy that more closely aligns with FedEx’s recent change to the measurement of Dimensional Weight.  Currently, both carriers use a calculation of length x width x height divided by...

Don't Overstuff Priority Mail Envelopes, Says USPS

November 21, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

It may be very tempting during the holidays to overstuff your Priority Mail® envelopes, as after all the Post Office™ says “if it fits it ships”, right? That is quite a bit of a stretch of the Priority Mail catchphrase. The U.S. Postal Service® is reminding holiday shippers to resist the urge to...

Your Return and Exchange Policy is a Real Big Deal for Customers

November 17, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

With over 40% of holiday purchases made online during 2015, it is no secret that the internet has become the new shopping mall. However, while customers are making more purchases online, they are also increasing their rate of returns and exchanges. Therefore, a concise, clear and  solid return...

Holiday Shipping Deadlines You Need to Know (Infographic)

November 4, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

 

The holidays are associated with a substantial increase in business revenue and particularly package volume. According to Channel Advisor, 74% of retailers depend on the season for more than 20% of sales”. While the holiday season presents a major opportunity to maximize revenue, one of the...

[Updated] Postal Service Rate Changes Went Into Effect January 2017

November 2, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

The U.S. Postal Service® announced new rates for both mailing and shipping services effective January 22, 2017. The new rates affected First-Class Mail, Standard Mail, Periodical products, Package Service products and Special Services.

We've provided a summary of the changes below. For more...

USPS® Files Notice to Increase the Price of Flat Rate® Shipping

October 26, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

Courtesy of the USPSFollowing the request to increase the prices of First-Class Mail® stamps, the U.S. Postal Service® has filed another notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). In a notice dated Wednesday, October 19, 2016, the Postal Service® has requested approval to raise shipping prices after the...