Tip: Be Sure the Driver Scans Every Package
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by Brian Gibbs
1d ago
Here’s a quick tip: Be Sure the Driver Scans Every Package when they pick up your packages. Instruct the driver to scan every package and then the UPS end-of-day report slip. This will reduce risk on your part and may save you money in the long run. How? Read on … The UPS driver often loads your packages onto their truck and continues on their route. Never even scanning the UPS End of Day. This saves some time, but what are the side effects? There are many risks, and you, the shipper, will all bear them. What is a UPS Origin Scan? A UPS origin scan is an event in the tracking process of a pack ..read more
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FedEx Dimensional Weight (DIM)
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by Brian Gibbs
1d ago
Dimensional (DIM) weight pricing is the carriers’ way of encouraging parcel shippers to optimize box sizes. This discourages wasted space inside the boxes, which destroys room in their trucks. The package’s DIM weight replaces the billable weight if it’s higher than the physical weight. Standard FedEx DIM weight calculation, the DIM weight divisor is 139 for ground and express domestic shipping and international shipments. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes What is Dimensional Weight? All shippers must now think about FedEx’s dimensional weight. Ultimately, this negatively affects e-commerce bu ..read more
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Amazon Prime – Late Package Delivery
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by Brian Gibbs
2w ago
Hardly a day goes by that I do not log into my Amazon Prime account to place an order or research prices. I turn to Amazon Prime for everyday items, gifts, and special purchases. For $139/year, I get free 2-day shipping and free video/music streaming; I use everything they offer. Does Amazon Give Refunds? I recently purchased an item and received an update from Amazon informing me that my package was delayed and, thus, I would receive it after the promised time. Since we are in the business of auditing UPS and FedEx packages, if I had paid the carriers directly for that package, I know I would ..read more
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FedEx Demand Surcharges
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by Brian Gibbs
1M ago
FedEx demand surcharges were traditionally only implemented during seasons with high shipping volumes. Unfortunately, FedEx demand surcharges are being applied on a year-round basis. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape transportation all across the world. FedEx has kept commerce moving and delivered shipments throughout this trying time. Since we are entering another holiday peak season, FedEx expects extended high demand for capacity and increased operating expenses. Additionally, FedEx expects the swell in residential volume to transfer into 2024. These adjustments are significant and ..read more
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SHOT Show – Take a Shot at FedEx and UPS
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by Brian Gibbs
1M ago
The SHOT Show is an annual tradeshow currently held every January in the Venetian Expo (formerly the Sands Expo) and Caesar’s Forum in Las Vegas, Nevada. SHOT represents Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Tradeshow. Attendance is restricted to members of the shooting, hunting, and outdoor trade industry, including commercial buyers, military, and law enforcement. The show is not open to the general public. In 2024, the event will take place from January 23rd to the 26th. The National Shooting Sports Foundation owns the show. Currently, it is the 19th largest tradeshow in the US, with ove ..read more
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FedEx Missing or Invalid Account Number
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by Brian Gibbs
1M ago
A FedEx invalid account fee applies if the shipper does not provide a valid or accurate FedEx account or credit card number for the selected billing option. For FedEx Ground, this includes requests to bill accounts that do not have a U.S. or Canadian billing address. This FedEx missing or invalid account surcharge can apply to all FedEx service levels. FedEx Missing or Invalid Account Number Cost 2024: $22.50 2023: $21.00 FedEx will assess this special handling fee when no account number appears on the airbill or when an incomplete, inaccurate, or invalid account number appears on the airb ..read more
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2023 FedEx Holiday Money-Back Guarantee Details Every Business Should Know
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by Brian Gibbs
3M ago
Here are FedEx 2023 Holiday money-back guarantee details every business should know! During the 2023 holiday shipping season, FedEx will temporarily extend delivery commitment times for the money-back guarantee for certain dates. Other than the dates listed below, each and every ground, home delivery, and express FedEx package is guaranteed to arrive on time, or it’s free. FedEx Express Exceptions FedEx Express and Express Freight, scheduled for delivery from Monday, December 18 through December 24, 2023, will not be eligible for a Money-Back Guarantee if delivered by the end of the day on the ..read more
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9 Ways to Reduce FedEx & UPS Shipping Costs
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by Brian Gibbs
3M ago
Let’s reduce shipping costs. FedEx and UPS are the world’s leading shipping couriers you can trust for speedy delivery of packages. Shipping costs can differ based on factors such as shipping destination, package size, weight, and shipping service selected. This blog presents ways to decrease shipping costs with FedEx and UPS. 1. Study, Assess, and Compare Shipping Options: FedEx and UPS offer various shipping options with individual delivery speeds and pricing. Compare the options and choose the one that best satisfies your needs while minimizing expenses. FedEx and UPS are very similar in se ..read more
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2024 UPS Rate Increase, Part 1: Accessorial Fees
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by Brian Gibbs
4M ago
UPS announced the 2024 rate increase that is going into effect on December 26, 2023. Incidentally, the 2024 UPS accessorial fees and charges are a large part of every shipper’s weekly billing. Subsequently, the rates for UPS ground and air will all increase by an average of 5.9%. Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Below, you will find most of the fee increases for UPS Value-added services. UPS Accessorial 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 Cost Address Correction $16.40 $17.00 $18.00 $18.00 $19.50 $21.00 Remote Area Surcharge for Alaska $28.00 $30.00 $32.50 $34.50 $38.00 $40.50 Remote Area ..read more
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Shipping Firearms with FedEx
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by Brian Gibbs
4M ago
Shipping firearms today is difficult; shipping firearms with FedEx is more accessible than shipping them via UPS. This blog is to help with shipping, but if you have additional questions, it is best to contact FedEx directly. Shipping Firearms with FedEx Express Only customers maintaining a Federal Firearms License (FFL) and federal, state, or local government agencies can ship firearms with FedEx. Shippers with an FFL must enter an approved FedEx Firearms Shipping Compliance Agreement before shipping with FedEx. Contact your FedEx account executive for more information. On behalf of customers ..read more
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