“Transparency” and “carrier pricing.” Two terms you’ll likely never see used together in the same sentence. It’s no secret that UPS and FedEx mystify their pricing: invalid charges, hidden fees, buried costs, rate increases, inconsistent pricing and dozens of “negotiables” within every carrier agreement mean that most shippers operate in the dark.
In no other industry is the phrase “you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate” more applicable. Why?
Take, for example, two companies next door to each other, shipping the exact same products with the same carrier to the exact same customers. Those two companies will pay different rates. Huh?
Shippers (like you) are put in a position to trust that UPS and FedEx have your best interests at heart. You’re stuck relying solely on their carrier’s word that they’re getting the best deal possible. That means it’s all too often that shippers operate with zero-to-limited visibility. It’s like driving through dense fog without headlights.
This year, more so than any other, has proven that UPS and FedEx are constantly devising new strategies to squeeze their customers. It’s no surprise that both carriers have posted record profits in 2020 after eliminating a shipper’s ability to file for late shipments, rolling out several mid-year rate hikes, and a substantial increase in package volume due to Covid.
Then throw the recent 2021 general price increase(click the image below to view or download the report) on top of all that and shippers like you are left wondering “what gives?”
Despite this grim reality, there is something you can do about it. UPS and FedEx are not infallible. They make mistakes and bill you incorrectly. This means there are potential refunds available to your business right now…and that’s money back in your pocket.
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