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Dec 19

2011

Why Billing Errors Happen & What You Can Do to Combat Them

Posted: Dec 19, 2011

Billing errors on your shipping invoice may be a surprise to some companies. With the advancements in technology and the automated process of shipments, why would there be errors on UPS and FedEx invoices?  The problem is that mistakes do happen and are slipping by those companies that do not realize it. Why do billing errors happen? There are two main reasons: One, even though much of ...

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Dec 09

2011

2012 UPS and FedEx Rate Increase Analysis

Posted: Dec 09, 2011

UPS and FedEx announced their January 2012 general price increases (GPI). Why is this important? For any company that ships parcels, the GPI will affect your overall shipping costs! As the 2011 GPI showed, there can be substantial impacts on shipping costs resulting from changes to accessorial charges and dimensional weight formulas. The 2012 increases are only announced as averages and can ...

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Nov 17

2011

Accessorial Charges and How To Get Past Them

Posted: Nov 17, 2011

There are a number of erroneous charges that can appear on your shipping invoice, the number one complaint of carriers being accessorial charges. But what exactly are they?  These charges are supplemental to transportation charges and calculated using a number of minuscule, but important variables including pick-up and delivery criteria.  There are many accessorial charges just for one packag...

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Nov 11

2011

The Confusion of UPS and FedEx Discounts

Posted: Nov 11, 2011

There are discounts available from UPS and FedEx for both small and large businesses.  These deals, however, are not standardized.  A company often must be knowledgeable of what level of discount is possible if they are to receive great shipping rates.  Many companies negotiating with shipping carriers will not successfully achieve best-in-class shipping rates due to a lack of information....

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Sep 11

2011

How to Discount FedEx and UPS Shipping Costs

Posted: Sep 11, 2011

Shipping with FedEx and UPS can be very costly. Over the last year, prices have risen substantially. However, there are some simple things that budget-conscious customers can do to discount FedEx and UPS shipping costs without sacrificing delivery speed. Use Third Party Insurance FedEx and UPS Shi...

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