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The holiday season is done, which meant a huge boost in sales for retailers. But with the sales comes the returns. No one likes a return---either making one or receiving one. Retailers must deal with many different types of returns during the holidays, from a...

Every year FedEx and UPS issue a General Rate Increases (GRI) which, while fully expected, causes waves throughout the industry. Most shippers are left feeling uncertain about the impact of the rate increases, with few options but to accept them. While the overall GRI the...

After much anticipation, UPS finally made its GRI announcement for 2019….and it affects the last week of 2018, too. The new rates, which are increasing by 4.9% overall, are effective December 26, 2018, leaving shippers with little time to make any adjustments. With the USPS...

The United States Postal Service announced that it will be raising its rates again in 2019.   Effective January 27, rates will go up an average of 2.5%.   While mailing services are based off the Consumer Price Index (CPI), shipping services reflect market conditions.   The Governors...

It comes as no surprise that FedEx is increasing its rates for 2019 with the company’s annual GRI going into effect on January 7, 2019. The following changes will be put in place for Express, Ground, and Freight: FedEx Express, Ground, and Home Delivery will be...

With national shipping carriers like FedEx and UPS raising their rates annually, many parcel shippers are looking for alternatives.  Many have found that using a combination of carriers best suits their shipping needs while others are getting the lowest rates by using a regional carrier,...

Just about every company is looking to lower costs and get better value for their transportation spend. Yet, not every company conducts a detailed freight invoice audit on a regular basis. Failure to reconcile shipping invoices can result in higher shipping costs, loss of carrier...

This upcoming holiday season, shippers will be paying even more for deliveries made by UPS.  During selected weeks in November and December, UPS will be introducing their new peak shipping charges.  These charges, which will be published on September 1, 2017, apply mostly to U.S...

For every retailer and manufacturer, small parcel shipping can account for a large expense. And shipping services won’t be getting any cheaper.  Last month, FedEx announced its GRI effective January 2, 2017, which includes a 3.9% increase in shipping rates for U.S. domestic, export, and import...

For a small- or medium-sized e-retailer, shipping costs play a large role in overall profitability.  A shipping increase, such as the GRI increase of about 5% just announced by UPS for next year, can have an impact on a small organization’s bottom line.  Businesses that...