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FedEx and UPS Discounts: Rebates

In today's tough economy, you need all the discounts and rebates you can get to reduce shipping costs. The major shippers know this, which is why, to keep long-time, loyal customers happy, they commonly offer rebates. But these carrier discount rebates vary with the shipper, the volume of packages and many other factors. ...

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Address Correction Charges Can Add Up Fast

To reduce shipping costs, you need to be mindful of address correction charges. These bill-backs can quickly add tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to your freight cost. Major carriers like UPS or FedEx will impose address correction charges for incorrectly-formatted or improperly addressed mail and packages. This...

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Economic Slump and Higher Shipping Costs

Shipping companies like UPS and FedEx are caught between a "rock and a hard place."  The rock is ever-rising fuel prices, which some economists say will top $4 per gallon for diesel and gas.  The "hard place" is eating that cost or passing it on to clients and customers who are themselves fighting a prolonged recession. Sure, UPS and FedEx can add surcharges to cover fuel costs--but their custom...

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Negotiating UPS Discounts

Gas prices are up and so are UPS rates. But you can negotiate with UPS if you know how. When negotiating discount UPS rates it's important to establish a rapport with the manager at the local distribution center. After you have asked them to reduce shipping rates they and their pricing depa...

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Modern Day Oligopoly - UPS and FedEx

The playing field is huge but the players are few in number. Two small parcel shipping providers dominate in the United States, UPS and FedEx. Both offer discount freight services.  There are factors that created this oligopoly. Not the least of which are freight discounts over post office shipping rate...

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