Blog: Shipping

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...

Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2019

October 7, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

What Are the Last Days to Send Packages for the Holidays?

Back in 2017 package delays were consumers' biggest holiday stressor, with more than 35% saying it was their #1 concern. Make sure you get everything mailed and shipped on time with our deadlines below. 

 

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Beware of These 6 Mailing Mistakes

October 1, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

Avoid these 6 scary mailing and shipping mistakes to keep your mailroom performance in scary good shape!

 

Don’t haunt your mailings with high postal costs, undeliverable mail, and error-prone manual stuffing. We sat down with our mailing and shipping experts to talk about the 6 mistakes...

The Quickest Way to Save on Shipping Costs? Rate Shop

August 7, 2019
Author: Caroline McManus

If you are in charge of your company’s shipping, you know how important it is to reduce costs and save time. In recent years saving on shipping has been an uphill battle for many businesses because of the record level of packages being sent out and the increase in shipping rates.

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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...