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Brian Gibbs

UPS Daily vs UPS Retail Rates

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Many shippers do not realize there are two sets of package rates for all UPS services. The amount you pay for shipping is dependent on a few factors. Therefore it is important to ensure you are using the correct designation. Additionally, retail shipping rates might be completely different from the…

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UPS Fuel Surcharges

What are UPS Fuel Surcharges If your company ships UPS, you understand the impact UPS fuel surcharge has on shipping expenses. Fuel surcharges are extra fees UPS charges to cover the fluctuating cost of fuel. The calculation is a percentage of the base rate and added to the charges of each package. As…

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FedEx Oversize Charge

The FedEx oversize charge for many shippers is a shipping expense that cannot be avoided. Many shippers do not know what these are until the charge is on a FedEx invoice. Let’s look at the definition of the FedEx oversize charge, the price of FedEx oversize charge and FedEx peak season oversize…

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Ask The Experts: Lizzy of TaxJar

TaxJar is the leading technology solution for busy eCommerce sellers to manage sales tax, and is trusted by more than 15,000 businesses. They are proud to help businesses and developers spend less time on sales tax and more time growing the businesses they love. We have seen so much made of SD…

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FedEx Increases Unauthorized and Additional Handling Fees

FedEx Increases Unauthorized and Additional Handling Fees! FedEx recently announced general changes to surcharges on unauthorized shipments and packages that require additional handling; these higher fees go into effect September 3, 2018. FedEx’s Unauthorized Package Charge will more than double, from $300 to $675. The additional handling surcharge for packages…

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UPS Ground on Saturday!

UPS Ground on Saturday is here!  UPS express and international deliveries have been available on Saturday for many years. The U.S. Postal Service and FedEx both offer ground delivery on Saturday, UPS will now pick up and sort packages on Saturday for the first time ever. Residential customers can receive ground shipments…

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DHL Goes Green…

Effective July 1, 2018, DHL will start charging customers a $3 printed invoice charge per parcel invoice. We received the following email alerting us of the changes soon to come: DHL Billing Dear Customer, In line with our company’s wide-ranging GoGreen initiative to protect the environment, here at DHL we…

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5 Unmissable Events at Retail Shippers Expo 2018

Refund Retriever is proud to be a gold sponsor at this year’s Retail Shippers Expo & Trade Show. The event, organized by RS Associates, brings together mail and business center owners with the goal of educating them about the industry and helping run business more efficiently. As the industry’s largest trade…

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What is UPS Hundredweight?

If you’re shipping multiple packages to the same place on the same day, save time and money by using the UPS Hundredweight Service (CWT). CWT stands for centum weight. UPS Hundredweight offers a guaranteed, cost-effective delivery for non-palletized, multiple-package shipments weighing between 100 and 500 pounds. Who can use UPS Hundredweight? UPS…

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The 2018 Parcel Landscape: What to Expect

Looking ahead to 2018, it’s becoming increasingly clear how vital data is to a shipper’s business. Many shippers want to know UPS vs FedEx rates, which is better.  Through data, you can identify how much you ship, when you ship and what your costs are for shipping in addition to…

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The Refund of the Jedi (Part 3)

Shipping fees and accessorial surcharges? Accessorial fee surcharges for additional, supplemental or value-added services can easily account for up to 40 percent of your overall FedEx or UPS invoice costs. After doing some research with our own data, we found something interesting. FedEx invoices consistently proved to have a higher…

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The Carrier Strikes Back (Part 2)

FedEx and UPS both include accessorial fees, there is no getting around them. Accessorial charges have rate increases each year just as the general rates. Accessorial fee surcharges for additional, supplemental or value-added services can easily account for up to 40 percent of your overall FedEx or UPS invoice costs. When do…

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Increased Shipping Surcharges During the Holiday Season

FedEx and UPS have increased surcharges for packages shipped during these busy shipping seasons. FedEx will increase three surcharges and UPS will implement new peak season surcharges. UPS’s fees apply mainly to residential deliveries since they are inefficient due to homes being more spread out. FedEx Rate Increase The following…

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Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition – IRCE 2017

IRCE is here!   IRCE: The Retail Industry’s Leading E-Commerce Conference and TradeshowInternet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) provides you with a conference full of industry experts, an exhibit hall filled with the latest and greatest solution providers, and a community made for networking with thousands of like-minded industry peers….

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UPS Ground Saturday Delivery and Pickup

United Parcel Service Inc. is now extending Ground service to Saturday in order to get your e-commerce packages delivered one business day earlier than before. Previously, packages that would have been delivered on Monday will now arrive on Saturday. Ground pickups on Saturday have the ability to be delivered on Monday….

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UPS & FedEx shipping zones

What is a shipping zone? UPS and FedEx both use zones for each package you send. Shipping contracts are divided into zone pricing and each package is price based on the destination zone. You cannot get away from zones, so investigate what a zone really is and how to determine…

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National Hardware Show 2017

  In just one trip to the National Hardware Show, discover thousands of brand-new products, see the biggest brands, and join the entire hardware & home improvement industry—under one roof.  National Hardware Show is held once a year in Las Vegas and Refund Retriever will be there May 9, 2017 to May…

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Did the cloud break?

On Tuesday, February 28, you may have noticed that some of your favorite Internet destinations and apps weren’t working correctly. You weren’t alone. Amazon’s Simple Storage Service S3 storage service went down in its Northern Virginia datacenter for the better part of 4 hours. Many websites, apps, and technology companies…

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