Residential Surcharge discounts are not honored when a package is shipped Ground Commercial to a residential address

How residential surcharge discounts often go unapplied

Nobody likes to be surprised by unexpected charges on their carrier invoices. Unfortunately, it’s common for carriers like FedEx and UPS to fail to discount surcharges when the service type is not correct for an address type. For instance, many shippers notice their Residential Surcharge discounts are not honored when a package is shipped Ground Commercial to a residential address. The …

amazon free christmas prime shipping, flex delivery and hiring thousands of drivers to deliver packages this holiday season

How Amazon is preparing for the 2018 holiday rush

Amazon is causing quite a stir in the news recently with its plans to dominate the holiday season. From free shipping to its own delivery fleet, Amazon is looking to shape the logistics and e-commerce industries by adopting new solutions. Amazon announces free shipping for the holidays Beginning Monday, November 5, millions of items on Amazon will be eligible for …

FedEx increases rates for 2019 by 4.9% and increases multiple accessorial and surcharges

New year brings new rate increases for FedEx customers in 2019

As 2018 comes to an end, FedEx is again leading the charge in announcing rate increases for the new year. Starting January 7, 2019, FedEx will increase its rates by an average of 4.9%, according to a press release. FedEx rival UPS has yet to announce its rate increase for 2019, but it can be assumed that UPS will follow …

2018 UPS and FedEx money back guarantee policy for holidays

How do the UPS and FedEx money-back guarantee policies work during the holidays?

UPS and FedEx both have strict guaranteed delivery times and offer a money-back guarantee on late packages. If packages are even 60 seconds late, shippers are eligible for a full refund. The catch? The carriers don’t willingly give you a refund, you must identify these packages and request the refund yourself. Luckily, Share a Refund can easily take this task …

You are losing money through current carrier agreement negotiation on peak season surcharges

Is your invoicing system missing revenue on contract engineering savings?

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Discounts on FedEx and UPS surcharges during peak season 2018

How discounts on surcharges affect UPS and FedEx peak surcharge rates

UPS and FedEx have announced their peak season surcharge (PSS) rates for the 2018 holiday season. The holidays are undoubtedly the busiest season for carriers which causes carriers to implement peak surcharges in an effort to offset their escalating expenses and increase revenue. Shippers are forced to shoulder the carriers’ extra costs of hiring additional employees, increasing fleet, and combating …

peak season shipping strategy for ecommerce retailers this Christmas holiday

Is your peak season plan in place for the holidays?

Fall has made its grand arrival bringing with it the official start of the holiday season. Whether you are an online retailer or a brick-and-mortar retailer, shipping is a big factor on whether you will be successful this year. All retailers hope for increased volume, but do you have a peak season plan in place to handle the holidays seamlessly? …

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Why are shipping companies looking to blockchain systems?

If you are involved in logistics, you know the shipping industry is a document-intensive process. A shipping container can spend more time at a port than in the ocean due to the rigorous approvals and over-reliance on paper transactions. This would all change with the implementation of blockchain systems. This article discusses a few of the advantages that are pushing …