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Apples and Oranges: Streamline Shipping with Carrier Comparisons

by Chris Giles | February 8, 2016 | No Comments

apples and oranges

Over the past year, we’ve seen UPS® and FedEx® announce that they were expanding their dimensional weight pricing, UPS announce an increase in third-party shipping charges and the U.S. Postal Service® kick off 2016 with a slate of new rate changes for sending packages. It’s fair to say that, given the range of pricing increases, […]


Sent With Love: A Valentine’s Day Shipping Primer

by Janet Granger | February 2, 2016 | No Comments

Valentine's Day gift

What are you getting for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Roses? Chocolates? Jewelry? Unless you count yourself among the group that dismisses Valentine’s Day for not being a “real holiday,” odds are you’ll be spending the next week – if you haven’t done so already – scrambling for some last-minute shopping ideas on how […]


Streamline Costs, Complexity with a Sending Audit

by Patrick Brand | January 25, 2016 | No Comments

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Now that January 17th has come and gone, the new wave of USPS® rate changes for 2016 has gone into effect. It’s a subject we’ve covered extensively before, but bears repeating for the potentially significant impact it can have on a small business’ mailing and shipping bottom line. With an average 9.5 percent rate increase […]


The 2015 Holiday Shipping Season: A Post-Mortem

by Janet Granger | January 19, 2016 | No Comments

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How was your holiday season? Did you get a chance to relax, eat too much food and spend time with your loved ones? Or, like many businesses and shippers around the country, were you working around the clock to make sure your customers’ last-minute gifts were out the door as quickly as possible? The U.S. […]


UPS Raises Third-Party Shipping Charge for 2016

by John Kruzan | December 17, 2015 | No Comments

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If you think you’ve already set your 2016 shipping budget in stone, you may want to check again. Earlier this fall, the United Parcel Service (UPS) dropped a brand new fee on shippers with a new 2.5 percent billing hike on third-party shipping. While many of the pricing changes revealed during UPS’ October 15th pricing […]


On-Demand America: The Rise of Same-Day Delivery and Near-Instant Gratification

by John Kruzan | December 9, 2015 | No Comments

Shipping Warehouse

We live in an on-demand society. Buying today is as easy as clicking or tapping an app on your phone and then waiting mere minutes for the service to show up right to your doorstep, whether it’s food from GrubHub or rides from Uber. And with the technology taking care of the supply side of […]


How SMBs Used Small Business Saturday to Send Smart and Drive Commerce

by Janet Granger | December 1, 2015 | No Comments

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Every holiday season, shoppers get the best holiday shopping deals just by remembering the days of the week. It started with Black Friday, as spiraling lines and parading stampedes descended upon big-box retailers. On Small Business Saturday, the spotlight turned to smaller, local shops. Then, after a day of respite, shoppers spent Cyber Monday surfing online […]