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The Ultimate Holiday Shipping Guide for Businesses

How to Manage Increasing Package Volume and Customer Expectations

No time of the year is more critical for retailers than the holidays. According to the National Retail Federation, the stakes are high as more than 40% of holiday purchases are made online. While the holiday season presents a...

FedEx® Announces 2017 Rates, Lowers Dimensional Threshold

September 21, 2016
Author: Renee Bingling

It is a script that the shipping industry knows well – parcel shipping giants, FedEx® and UPS® announce their rate increases in lock-step. This time however, there are some noteworthy scene changes. UPS started the trend by announcing their annual General Rate Increase (GRI) a little earlier...

UPS® has Announced their 2017 Rate Increase

September 2, 2016

With each new year comes rate increases from FedEx® and UPS®, but this time, UPS is beginning their rate increases in December, potentially affecting your holiday shipping plans. Here are highlights from the announcement:

Neopost Listed as One of Parcel Magazine's Hot Companies of 2016

August 11, 2016

Parcel Magazine July - August 2016We're honored to be Featured on Parcel Magazine's Annual Hot Companies List!

 Here's what they had to say about us...

Smart Shipping Makes Cents

August 10, 2016

A Reference to Save on Shipping Costs

Follow these 10 tips you can easily implement to impact your bottom line and streamline your shipping process.

UPS®’s Possible Solution to the Thursday/Friday Factor

August 9, 2016
Author: Katie Conigliaro

Last month, Bloomberg.com reported that United Parcel Service Inc. is testing Saturday delivery as a way to compete due to the major increase in ecommerce shopping. Currently, FedEx Corp. drops off ground-shipped items at homes on Saturdays as does the U.S. Postal Service. In fact, the USPS also...

Summer: That Time of Year to Start Planning for Holiday Shipping

August 1, 2016

You don't want to get caught off gaurd during the busiest shipping season of the year. That's why we recommend preparing for the holiday rush now. But don't take our word for it. Check out this list of tips from the master of holiday shipping himself, Santa. 

The Undeniable Link Between Your Shipping Process and Your Customer's Satisfaction

July 25, 2016

Shipping strongly influences customer loyalty

Shipping is the end process for all of the efforts that have been made at each stage of the commercial chain, from acquiring the customer to making the sale. According to “Shipping as a Marketing Tool for Boosting Sales” by Nadine Devisch, “Shipping has a major role to play in the overall...

Top 8 Reasons Why You Should Be Streamlining Your Shipping Process

June 30, 2016

1. Guarantee that you’re paying the lowest freight costs possible on all your shipments.

Combined with the costs and/or business rules that have been established in your business, shipping software gives the opportunity to automate which carrier and service level is chosen. So, if a customer...

Why Shipping Carriers Have Embraced DIM

Dimensional weight pricing is a major source of increased revenue for shipping carriers.

Carriers discovered they were delivering boxes that were much larger than required for the efficient delivery of the products they contained. This outsized box phenomenon caused shipping carrier’s vehicles...