Refund Retriever Blog

Give Your Business a 2017 Sales Tax Inspection


The New Year is a perfect time to evaluate the old and implement the new. For business owners, this means stepping on the gas on what has worked in the past, and improving those business processes that may be holding you back. One business process that can get out of hand fast is dealing with sales tax. This post will help you give your business a sales tax inspection, and hopefully make sales tax a little less taxing for 2017. Step #1: Make Sure You’re Still Collecting Sales Tax from the … [Read more...]

Share a refund with a friend


    Looking for the perfect gift for that business partner that is just so hard to shop for??  Why not share a refund with Refund Retriever!  As a parcel audit client of Refund Retriever we have a great referral program that allows you to share our FedEx and UPS guaranteed service refund (GSR) and billing mistake refund services while earning a $100 referral credit towards your account.   It will be the easiest gift you give all year long!  Simply log into your Refund … [Read more...]

Freight Retriever Rate Comparison


  Refund Retriever has teamed up with Freight Cowboy to make LTL and truckload freight as easy as shipping a FedEx or UPS package. In just a few easy steps you can see a savings of 15-25% off your current rates by assessing our negotiated contract rates based off a billion dollar spend each year. We decided to compare an existing FedEx Freight invoice to see if Freight Retriever could have gotten this client a better rate with any of our carriers. If you watch the video above you can … [Read more...]

Make America Freight Again!


As your business grows, so should freight costs. Above average increases in freight costs could indicate your expenses are cutting into your bottom line. When freight spend becomes a large percentage of total revenue, it starts to have a negative impact overall. Refund Retriever is proud to introduce Freight Retriever. Our new rate shopping tool allows you to ship LTL and truckload freight as easily as shipping a UPS or FedEx envelope. Using our proprietary technology tool, simply enter … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Ghost Delivery Notification


The holidays are here, and shipping volume has increased greatly for FedEx, UPS and USPS. This year we noticed many retailers that offered Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals all week long during Thanksgiving week, and continuing on to this week making it Cyber week. Amazon started their deals a few days early to ensure that everyone gets their packages early. On November 21, one of our employee's relatives placed an order Amazon Prime order for 4 items for an overseas trip guaranteeing that the … [Read more...]

What Happens If My Packages are Stolen?


With Black Friday and the holiday season approaching, there is guaranteed to be an increase in packages stolen from your doorstep. Porch Pirates will closely follow a delivery truck and take the merchandise as soon as the driver is out of sight. A report from August Home Inc found nearly 11 million U.S. homeowners have had a package stolen within the past year. Nearly 70 percent of homeowners expect to receive packages this holiday season, with 3 of 5 consumers receiving more packages during … [Read more...]

Carrier Declared Value Coverage (Shipping Insurance)


Are you insuring against lost or damaged FedEx and UPS packages? When you use the carrier’s declared value program, you’re most likely grossly overpaying. Let’s look at declared value fees and what you can do about it. Declared value of $101 for shipment, means you will pay for the first $100. FedEx and UPS insure shipments valued at less than $100 for no charge, it’s free. But for any value declared above $100, the standard rates apply.  UPS will charge $2.70 and FedEx $3.00 at minimum. … [Read more...]

Get To Know 3dcart

For nearly two decades, 3dcart has served as the engine that thousands of online stores use to build, market, and grow their online retail brands. The ecommerce software suite was designed from the very beginning to be customizable to the unique needs of different stores and easy to use for beginning through expert retailers. With 3dcart, online merchants can scale their store affordably (starting at $19.99/mo.) with NO transaction fees and access to 24/7/365 live support. 3dcart’s community … [Read more...]

USPS Holiday 2016 Shipping Deadlines


The U.S. Postal Service announced the 2016 holiday mailing and shipping deadlines for domestic and international destinations. Prepare for the busy shopping and shipping season, USPS encourages to ship early. To ensure timely delivery of cards, letters and packages within the United States by December 25th, the Postal Service recommends that customers ship their items by the following dates: Mail by Dates — Domestic Services Thursday, December 15 – USPS Retail Ground Ground service … [Read more...]

FedEx Announces Price Increases for 2017

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FedEx has announced shipping rate and surcharge changes for 2017 that do not match those announced by UPS on September 1st. Effective January 2, 2017 FedEx will increase shipping rates as follows: FedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 3.9% for US services UPS services will increase 4.9% for same service categories. FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9%. This is the same as UPS. The … [Read more...]