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Feb 03

2016

Free Lunch? How About A Free Parcel Audit?!

Posted: Feb 03, 2016

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but there is such thing as a free parcel audit; and chances are, you need one. Virtually every carrier invoice your company receives contains erroneous charges that should be refunded to you.  Most billing errors are the result of human error and oversight, which happens more often than you’d think. Miti...

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Jan 26

2016

5 Things You Need To Look For In Your Parcel Bill

Posted: Jan 26, 2016

If you’re starting to get the feeling that UPS and FedEx are taking on the personalities of the Airlines and are charging fee after fee on top of the actual shipping charges, you’re right! Anyone who ships frequently with UPS or FedEx already knows how difficult it is to make sense of the carrier invoices. Often, companies who ship more than just a few shipments each week find it nearly imp...

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Jan 14

2016

Will The Carriers Pass On Savings From Today's Low Oil Prices? Probably Not, And Here's Why.

Posted: Jan 14, 2016

It’s a bummer that by now we’re all used to near-constant price increases from FedEx and UPS. Just last February, UPS announced it would be increasing their fuel surcharge indices, despite a barrel of crude oil being at a near 10-year low. Well, as of today, a barrel of US crude oil has hit a 12-year low, briefly tra...

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Jan 04

2016

The 2016 UPS & FedEx GRI is Live!

Posted: Jan 04, 2016

The 2016 Fedex and UPS General Rate Increases are now in effect, and we’ve updated our GRI Whitepaper to reflect the changes to come. Need a quick refresher? We’ve got you covered. On Wednesday, September 16, FedEx announced its annual general rate increase (GRI). Effective January 4, 2016, rates will be impac...

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Dec 16

2015

Why Delivery Guarantees, Not Service Levels, Matter Most

Posted: Dec 16, 2015

When booking a shipment, it makes sense to assume that two-day air would be the best choice to get a package where you need it in two days. And the carriers are probably happy that overnight air would be your first choice! But, depending on what zone you’re shipping to/from, other, cheaper options may be available to get your shipment where you need it, when you ne...

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