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Apr 21

2011

Freight Contract Negotiation: How to Avoid International Shipping Problems

Posted: Apr 21, 2011

You can avoid many of the most common international shipping problems if you follow a few simple steps. Keep in mind that it's not easy to compare services and prices when you're dealing with an international shipper. When you negotiate freight rates for international shipments… "let the buyer beware" ...

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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 15

2011

All Freight Audit Companies Are NOT Alike

Posted: Apr 15, 2011

The goal of any freight auditing service is to help companies with high shipping volumes reduce shipping costs and streamline their distribution processes. Ideally, the audit firm should provide sufficient shipping rate analytics and logistics auditing technology to optimize your small parcel shipping. Best-in-class freight audit companies will be equipped to provide expert shipping contract ne...

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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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