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Apr 07

2021

FedEx Reinstates Limited Money Back Guarantees for Express Services

Posted: Apr 07, 2021

FedEx announced a limited reinstatement of its Money Back Guarantee effective April 6, 2021. This comes days after UPS’s limited delivery guarantee reinstatement that went into effect April 5, 2021. The timing isn’t the only sim...

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Apr 01

2021

FedEx Rebrands SmartPost to Ground Economy

Posted: Apr 01, 2021

FedEx SmartPost has been rebranded as FedEx Ground Economy. There’s more to this rebranding effort than just a simple name change. The naming evolution also means that FedEx will no longer use the US Postal Service (USPS) to fulfill its last mile delivery volume, in most cases. By making this change, FedEx is replicating the model that UPS currently uses with its ...

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Mar 08

2021

Negotiation Tips: When Should You Renegotiate Your Shipping Contract?

Posted: Mar 08, 2021

Lots of shippers would benefit from some negotiation tips for getting better UPS and FedEx contracts. We've helped countless companies optimize contracts and negotiate better rates with UPS and FedEx. One of the m...

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Feb 15

2021

Why is the Lojistic Refund Recovery Process Unique?

Posted: Feb 15, 2021

Lojistic helps companies track, manage and reduce their shipping costs, and an important part of that is the Lojistic refund recovery process. The Lojistic Refund Recovery Process At Lojistic, our client ...

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Feb 08

2021

What Shippers Should Know About Refund Recovery

Posted: Feb 08, 2021

Refund recovery is an extremely important topic for shippers. What is Refund Recovery? Refund recovery involves reaching out to the carriers to request money back for any carrier invoice errors discovered...

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Feb 03

2021

Shippers Use The Air vs Ground Dashboard To Reduce Costs

Posted: Feb 03, 2021

UPS and FedEx have made it increasingly expensive to get your packages to your customers quickly. So, how do you strike the perfect balance of cost-effectiveness and fast delivery? Often, shippers make transpor...

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Feb 01

2021

What You Need To Know About The FedEx Weekend Advantage

Posted: Feb 01, 2021

FedEx has been making some significant investments into its infrastructure. Today we'll examine how those investments will (or won't) create a “FedEx weekend advantage” over the competition. What is the FedEx...

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Jan 25

2021

Why It's Time For Reevaluating Sourcing Options and Operations

Posted: Jan 25, 2021

Reevaluating sourcing options is an important topic today. Many shippers who have come to rely on UPS and FedEx are feeling a bit handcuffed. The carrier networks are completely overwhelmed right now because of th...

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Jan 18

2021

What are the Benefits of Using Regional Carriers and Couriers?

Posted: Jan 18, 2021

Many shippers think that they have to rely on one or both of the big two carriers, UPS or FedEx, but there are other regional carriers and courier options available. Benefits of Contracting with Regional Carriers...

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Jan 04

2021

Should You Pay for Premium Services Without a Guarantee?

Posted: Jan 04, 2021

Guarantees for premium services used to be a given for shippers who work with FedEx and UPS. But things have changed in 2020. What Do UPS and FedEx Guarantee for Premium Services? Most services, with the ...

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Nov 29

2020

Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 FedEx Price Increase

Posted: Nov 29, 2020

Have you heard about the FedEx price increase for 2021? On September 14th, 2020, FedEx announced their annual rate increase. As usual, it goes into effect the first week of the New Year. In this case, that’s January 4th, 2021. ...

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Aug 18

2020

UPS and FedEx Announce New Surcharges

Posted: Aug 18, 2020

FedEx and UPS both recently announced new surcharges. Depending on your shipping profile, these new surcharges may impact your business. FedEx has continued the trend of applying surcharges to all International Services originating in Asia. UPS announced several new seasonal surcharges applicable to all Air Residential, Ground Residential and SurePost packages for all U.S. Origins and de...

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Jul 02

2020

How To Become a FedEx & UPS Power User

Posted: Jul 02, 2020

Publisher's Note: This post has been updated with new links and content. Original Publication Date: May 1, 2017 In this post, we’ll help you understand how to become a FedEx and UPS power user. Let's start at the beginning with what FedEx and UPS power users are. ...

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Dec 09

2019

2019 Holiday Shipping Guide

Posted: Dec 09, 2019

Peak shipping season is here and to ensure your packages are delivered in time for the Holidays, download our Holiday Shipping Deadline Calendar below. In addition, please be aware of this year’s Peak Season surcharges. On October 1, 2019, UPS implemented the following Peak Season surcharges: Peak Season Large Package Surcharge* = Additional $31.45 per package Peak...

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Dec 02

2019

2020 UPS & FedEx Rate Increase

Posted: Dec 02, 2019

It's that time of year once again. UPS & FedEx are dishing out another costly general price increase to small parcel shippers effective December 29, 2019 for UPS and January 6, 2020 for FedEx. It is important to understand that the announced UPS & FedEx rate increases are only averages and the impact on your company could vary greatly. Over the past decade (2010-2020), UPS and Fed...

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Jul 18

2019

Find Out How To Get The Best Negotiated Rates Possible This Year

Posted: Jul 18, 2019

Negotiated Rates Affect Your Business Negotiated rates with UPS and FedEx could help your business and I am here to explain why that is. What I'm answering is the question of, what is a negotiated rate with UPS and FedEx? Inconsistent pricing from FedEx and UPS is something many companies are dealing ...

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Jul 03

2019

FedEx Waivers Exposed By Fooled Customers This Year

Posted: Jul 03, 2019

FedEx Waivers Cause The Company To Lose Customers FedEx waivers are something that people often overlook and can cause you to lose money. For those of you shipping with FedEx, I want to inform you of a recent contractual trend that's on the rise. It jeopardizes your right to late delivery refunds...

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Jun 27

2019

The Truth About UPS SurePost And FedEx SmartPost Destiny

Posted: Jun 27, 2019

UPS SurePost And FedEx SmartPost Pros vs Cons UPS SurePost and FedEx SmartPost both have their pros and cons and I'm here to talk about that today. Now, one of the biggest pros is that it is a lot more affordable to use SurePost and SmartPost than it is to ...

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Jun 20

2019

Parcel Carriers: Know the Opportunities to Help Your Profit

Posted: Jun 20, 2019

Parcel Carriers: Breaking it Down The two primary parcel carriers offer some innovative billing tools on their websites. And I'm speaking specifically about FedEx and UPS. I'll talk about them one at a time. For FedEx, they offer a program available on their website that you need to sign up for. They call it FedEx Billing Online. They designed it to give you the ability to look ...

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Jun 13

2019

FedEx and UPS Carrier Exceptions: This is the Way to Save Money

Posted: Jun 13, 2019

FedEx and UPS Carrier Exceptions Can Save You Money Alright, today we'll be talking about the different carrier exceptions. In particular, I'm going over carrier exceptions for both FedEx and UPS. They're very similar so I'll kind of go over them all in the same bucket. First, we'll talk about pick up exceptions. Sometimes no packages were picked up and pick up is not rescheduled. They...

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May 30

2019

UPS and FedEx Billing: Improved Discounts is the Breakthrough You Need

Posted: May 30, 2019

UPS and FedEx Billing Insights from the Pros Hey, guys, Rich with Lojistic here. I'm here to talk about UPS and FedEx billing with any of you that are still on paper invoices. Federal Express and UPS both offer online services. This will allow you to build in so...

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Apr 11

2019

Data Visualization is a Powerful Breakthrough in Shipping Technology

Posted: Apr 11, 2019

Data Visualization Explained Data visualization is the graphical representation of information and data. Using visual elements like charts, graphs, and maps data visualization tools is valuable. They provide an accessible way to understand trends, outliers, and patterns in data. In the world of big data, data visualization tools and technologies are essential. We need them to an...

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Feb 21

2019

UPS Contracts: Latest Important Updates Noted for 2019

Posted: Feb 21, 2019

UPS Contracts: Changes to Know UPS contracts changed in 2019. I would say some of the most notable impacts have been in some of the surcharges. So, in 2018, UPS took a massive increase in their over-max fee. That's when you're shipping very large packages, whether it be long or heavy. That fee went from $300 to $650 by the end of the year. This year that fee is still in effect. This is...

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Jan 23

2019

FedEx Delivers An Empty Guarantee and Its Brilliant!

Posted: Jan 23, 2019

FedEx business customers spending around $60,000 or more annually can expect to see a waiver of their “Money Back Guarantee” in their next FedEx Agreement revision, assuming a waiver isn’t already there.  A waiver of the FedEx Money Back Guarantee eliminates a customer’s right to a refund when FedEx fails to meet their time in transit commitment (aka guar...

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Jan 10

2019

Five Tips for Negotiating Anything From Cars to Parcel Carrier Contracts

Posted: Jan 10, 2019

These five rules apply to everything from negotiating the price you’ll pay for your next car to getting a better deal on the donuts you’re bringing into the office on Friday.  When applied to negotiating your parcel carrier contracts however, following these rules may save you enough to buy a fleet of cars, or enough donuts for your whole office building....

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Jan 08

2019

The Art and Science of Negotiating a “Best in Class” Carrier Agreement

Posted: Jan 08, 2019

“I’m a really bad negotiator”, said no one ever.  Especially in logistics. Case in point, I was on a sales call last week and the gentleman responsible for negotiating the existing UPS and FedEx contracts for his company was VERY confident in his shrewd negotiation skills.  “My new parcel rates are amazing. I just negotiated a 9% savings with my incumben...

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Dec 04

2018

2018 Holiday Shipping Guide

Posted: Dec 04, 2018

It's that time of the year again! Gather ye e-commerce retailers and all happy package senders...For the holiday shipping season is upon us. But to get those presents or boxes of coal to all the little boys and girls on time, we have to ship them by these deadlines! Also, we have to be mindful that service level guarantees will be suspended according to the schedule below. UPS...

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Jul 03

2018

How to Hire a Parcel Audit Company: Top Questions to Ask

Posted: Jul 03, 2018

Let's start right at the beginning. Most people don’t know what a parcel audit is. A parcel audit is the task of going through each and every shipping invoice to look at carrier service errors you can be refunded for. The process is extremely tedious and time consuming. This is where 3rd party parcel audi...

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Jun 21

2017

UPS Peak Surcharges

Posted: Jun 21, 2017

UPS Peak Surcharges Arrives in the Parcel World *Updated with SurePost Peak Surcharge After experimenting on several high-volume peak shippers last year, UPS announced on Monday that it is implementing Peak Surcharges on select packages tendered bet...

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Jun 13

2017

Parcel Forum 2017 Conference Line-Up Announced

Posted: Jun 13, 2017

Parcel Forum 2017 has just announced their conference line-up. Our very own parcel analytics gurus Bryan Van Suchtelen and James Matthews will be proudly representing Lojistic at the Forum this year. ...

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Nov 07

2016

How To Estimate Your 2017 UPS & FedEx Rate Increase

Posted: Nov 07, 2016

The 2017 UPS and FedEx rate increase announcement is now behind us. But are you aware of how big the impact may be to your company’s bottom line? It can be super challenging to quantify how the rate increases will affect your business, and even more difficult to visualize those changes when drilled down into each and every service level your business utilizes. Unfortunately, not a ton ...

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Mar 09

2016

A Carrier Rate Comparison Can Uncover Hidden Saving Opportunities

Posted: Mar 09, 2016

When it comes to small parcel shipping, most shippers face the choice of choosing to ship with FedEx or UPS. Many shippers feel pretty strongly (usually based on a prior negative experience) that the service of one carrier is better than the other.  On the other hand, some shippers remain relatively neutral in comparing UPS and FedEx service levels. These shippers can typically approach a ...

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Jun 25

2014

UPS Announces 2015 DIM Price Increase

Posted: Jun 25, 2014

Six weeks ago FedEx announced what will likely be the single largest rate increase on record for many shippers.  As predicted, UPS announced that they are following FedEx’s lead.  Effective Monday, December 29, 2014, UPS will impose dimensional weight (DIM) pricing on all Ground packages. To varying degrees, this change w...

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Jan 31

2013

Why Is It Important to Compare Shipping Options?

Posted: Jan 31, 2013

Shipping comparison is one of the most important ways that you can save money on your logistics needs, but that does not mean it is easy to do an enterprise-wide shipping cost comparison. When you compare shipping costs, it is important to be methodical and ensure that you are taking all the pertinent factors into account. That being the case, you might wonder if the investment of time and effo...

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Oct 10

2012

Mobile Apps to Ease Shipping Troubles

Posted: Oct 10, 2012

Shipping solutions can sometimes feel like more trouble than they’re worth. We know it, and so do you; but this doesn’t have to be the case for the upstart or the entrepreneur. Since the world has grown into an increasingly digital marketplace, more and more solutions to shipping woes are emerging. The legacy ...

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Oct 03

2012

How to Reduce Shipping Costs without Skimping on Customer Service

Posted: Oct 03, 2012

Many businesses are hesitant to complain to the shipping giants responsible for getting their customers’ orders delivered to them on time. They may be aware of the fact that auditing their invoices for mistakes or attempting to renegotiate their carrier contract may save them s...

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Jan 06

2012

Money Saving Shipping Tips and the Importance of a FedEx & UPS Rate Comparison

Posted: Jan 06, 2012

In order to flourish in today’s tough, hyper-competitive business climate, you need an edge. The place to start, naturally, is by cutting back on expenses. If your business is a major shipper, the fastest (but maybe not most obvious) way to do this is to reduce your shipping costs. If you use either UPS or FedEx, which chances are you do, it’s important to perform a FedEx/UPS rate compariso...

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Aug 12

2011

UPS and FedEx Rates Comparison

Posted: Aug 12, 2011

In the world of small parcel shipping there are largely only two service providers in the United States, UPS and FedEx. Many businesses feel strongly (often based on a prior negative experience) that the service of one carrier is far superior to the other. On the other hand, there do remain some businesses that are relatively neutral in the consideration of a UPS and FedEx service comparison....

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Jun 28

2011

Comparing UPS and FedEx in the Global Economy

Posted: Jun 28, 2011

UPS and FedEx are among the world’s largest small-package carriers, both by revenue and volume. When you compare UPS and FedEx, both offer ground, air, and ocean freight shipping and shipping-related services. FedEx and UPS ship over 10 million packages daily for businesses and individual customers worldwide. A consideration of ...

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Apr 18

2011

Is Small Parcel Insurance Worth it?

Posted: Apr 18, 2011

Shipments under 150 lbs are typically considered small parcel. Most shipping companies like FedEx and UPS will insure such packages up to $100 of product loss or damage. This is one reason many e-commerce sellers ship low cost items without insurance. If you're shipping something fragile, or if you just need more protection, you can opt for "declared value" insurance, which both FedEx and UPS o...

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Apr 13

2011

UPS and FedEx Fuel Surcharge Rate History

Posted: Apr 13, 2011

The link below provides a historical chart of the FedEx and UPS fuel surcharge rate. Of note, the UPS and FedEx surcharges (air and ground) are linked to their respective indices with a two month lag (i.e. the surcharge reflects the average fuel price from two months ago). In addition, the indices are typically recalibrated in conjunction with the FedEx and UPS annual rate increase. For example...

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Apr 12

2011

Compare UPS to FedEx: Customer Service

Posted: Apr 12, 2011

Customer service can be subjective, depending on the circumstances and the specific area of the country you happen to be located. Unlike a comparison of UPS vs FedEx rates, when you compare UPS to FedEx customer service, you'll find some real and some anecdotal ...

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Mar 16

2011

Comparing FedEx & UPS Rates

Posted: Mar 16, 2011

If your company does a high volume of shipping and you're being squeezed by your steely-eye comptroller to cut shipping costs, read on. What you need to be a hero is a serious shipping comparison tool. One of these, the ...

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Mar 06

2011

Comparing FedEx and UPS Services

Posted: Mar 06, 2011

If you ship anything on a regular basis, you probably know that the two biggest competitive small parcel package carriers in the U.S. are UPS and FedEx services. Both have earned quite a reputation in the small parcel shipping business. And both have pulled out all the stops to gain your trust and your business.  If you want to ...

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