Blog: Shipping

[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...

U.S. Postal Service® Releases 2016 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

October 18, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

Grab your pen and get ready to mark your calendar, the U.S Postal Service® has released its holiday shipping deadlines.  In addition to the already announced FedEx® and UPS® rates, you can finally put a cap on the major holiday shipping deadlines you need to know. 

You may be thinking “It’s...

The Holiday Shipping Guide for Small Businesses

October 17, 2016

How to Manage Increasing Package Volume and Customer Expectations

No time of the year is more critical for retailers than the holidays. Research by the National Retail Federation shows that the stakes are high as more than 40% of holiday purchases are made online. While the holiday season...

Here's Our Planning Timeline for Seamless Holiday Shipping

October 12, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

For many businesses, shipping can either make or break their holiday season. Customer satisfaction depends just as much on the shipping experience, just as much as it does on the quality or affordability of your product or service. Amid the chaos of the holiday season, advanced planning will go...

Four Traits of High Performing Small Businesses

October 4, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

It is a matter of looking at the glass half-full, instead of half-empty. While much of the focus has been on the 50 percent failure rate of small businesses, there is the other half that we can learn from. America’s best interest lies in encouraging and promoting the success of a small business,...