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FedEx Announces 2018 Shipping Rate Changes

September 28, 2017

On September 18, FedEx announced their 2018 shipping rate changes. The details affect list rates, surcharges, fees and other factors that impact your shipping rate.

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery®, FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Freight rates will...

Smart Shipping with a Spooky Twist


This scary good infographic outlines 10 tips you can easily implement to impact your bottom line and streamline your shipping process. Hang it up in your office to get everyone in the spooky spirit.


It's Electric: UPS Fleet Adds 3 All-Electric Trucks

September 15, 2017

In a recent press release, UPS will be the first U.S. customer to use three all-electric Fuso eCanter light-duty trucks made by Daimler Trucks North America. These electric vehicles can drive 62 miles on a charge, saving $1,000 for every 6,000 miles it travels compared to the conventional diesel...

FedEx Skips the Surcharge for Most Residential Holiday Deliveries

August 15, 2017

In support of small business customers and consumers shipping for the holidays, “FedEx will not apply holiday season surcharges except for packages that are oversized, unauthorized or require additional handling," states Patrick Fitzgerald, SVP, Integrated Marketing and Communications, in their

Visit Neopost USA at Parcel Forum ‘17

August 15, 2017

Visit our team to learn about shipping software and parcel delivery solutions, September 18-20 in Nashville! Plus, be sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn to keep up with all the latest happenings at #PARCEL17!

UPS Fleet Gets an Eco-Friendly Makeover

June 29, 2017

In their 2016 Annual Corporate Sustainability Report, UPS announced environmentally-friendly commitments to update their fleet and processes. The goals are summed up in this excerpt from their press release:

UPS has a goal that 25 percent of the electricity it consumes will come from renewable energy sources by 2025, a dramatic increase from the 0.2 percent in 2016. In addition, by 2020 UPS plans that one in four new vehicles purchased annually will be an alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicle, up from 16 percent in 2016. The company also set a new goal that by 2025, 40 percent of all ground fuel will be from sources other than conventional gasoline and diesel, an increase from 19.6 percent in 2016."

Holiday Shipping in July

June 20, 2017

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... UPS Delivery Surcharges

Summer has only just arrived and UPS has already unveiled plans to add residential delivery surcharges for the holiday season. The extra fees will be effective surrounding Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the late December holiday rush...

In Case You Missed It: Watch the Shipping 101 Webinar

June 19, 2017

Our Shipping 101: How to Get the Best Rates webinar broadcasted with a splash on June 21. The featured presenters included Pat Mango, Manager, Postal Relations for Neopost USA and Doug McMahon, Business Alliances Manager at The United States Postal Service. These industry experts with almost...

Shipping 101: How to Get the Best Rates Webinar

May 31, 2017

Save the Date: June 21, 2017, 1:00 PM EST

Shipping can get complicated. In Shipping 101: How to Get the Best Rates, mailing expert and Manager, Postal Relations for Neopost USA, Patrick Mango will review the various package types, shipping methods and charges across carriers to help you...

Digital Changes the Shipping Game

May 23, 2017

Technology Levels Playing Field for Small- to Mid-Size Companies

From smartphones to smarthomes, digital technology is automating and informing the tools, services, and processes we use every day. As evidenced by the parcel delivery drones we reported on last month, and the USPS Informed...