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Brian Gibbs

What Is a UPS Third-Party Billing Fee?

Third-party shipping is a huge part of today’s e-commerce landscape. Therefore it is vital to understand this fee and know how it is affecting your daily shipping costs. Beginning in 2016, UPS began charging a third-party billing fee, 2.5% of the total shipping charge billed to the Third Party. However,…

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What is FedEx One Rate flat rate shipping?

FedEx One Rate is a flat rate shipping pricing option that more large-volume shippers are exploring. The service was introduced in 2013 and is available for qualifying FedEx Express U.S. shipments in FedEx Express packaging. One Rate pricing is an alternative to FedEx Standard List Rates, account-specific rates, or FedEx…

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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

If your company ships UPS, you understand the impact UPS fuel surcharge has on shipping expenses. The calculation is a percentage of the base rate and adds to the charges of each package. As a result, it covers additional fuel costs and keeps UPS profitable, even when the price of fuel rises….

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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 Ship Manager For Your Business Operations

FedEx Ship Manager FedEx Ship Manager is the shipping software that can be used to automate and make your shipping more straightforward. It ultimately helps high-volume e-commerce companies to access forms, prepare and arrange shipping labels and documents using databases of addresses and commodities, monitor the status of the shipments…

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3 Not to Ignore Resources for Online Sellers

Selling online is a dynamic, exciting way to deliver goods to consumers without ever having to engage in traditional conversations. Make no mistake, however… engaging is a key component to online selling success. In fact, successful e-commerce operators know that leveraging the strengths of others is often the key to…

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UPS Delivery on Saturday!

UPS Saturday delivery is expanding! The carrier will now deliver ground with time-in-transit of 1 to 3 days and 3-day select residential packages on Saturday. Standard Saturday delivery applies for delivery to the top 100 metro areas. UPS express and international deliveries have been available on Saturday for many years….

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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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FedEx SmartPost vs Home Delivery

Many shippers look at FedEx SmartPost (FedEx Ground Economy) vs. Home Delivery with a confused look. With FedEx rates rising yearly, we help many small parcel shippers evaluate current contracts and discount rates. One of the most commonly asked questions, “Would Smart Post be an option to lower shipping costs?”…

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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. Saves time and money on shipments…

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2018 FedEx Express General Rate Increase (GRI)

2018 FedEx Express General Rate Increase (GRI) is here!  Effective January 1, 2018, FedEx Express package standard list rates will increase an average of 4.9% for all domestic services. This rate increase will affect the following domestic services: first overnight, priority overnight, standard overnight, 2 day AM, 2 day, and…

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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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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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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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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…

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How does the cost of transportation impact your business?

If you had visited the Refund Retriever booth at WooConf or Channel Advisor’s Catalyst this past year you had the chance to play a frustrating hook and ring game. It’s a fun little game we brought to provide some entertainment and we had a huge request from people to have…

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ChannelAdvisor Catalyst 2016

  Refund Retriever is proud to announce our continued sponsorship for the 2016 ChannelAdvisor Catalyst event. Catalyst 2016 is located in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Aria Resort and Casino. Come see us April 11 – 13th in the Catalyst Pavilion. The Catalyst Americas 2016 is designed to equip you…

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Shopify on the move!

Shopify, a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small to medium size businesses, has now made it easier for social media followers to purchase goods from favorite ecommerce sites.  After logging in to Shopify accounts, merchants can now sell products via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest by choosing to add…

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UPS Domestic Services

UPS offers many domestic delivery services with a wide range of delivery commitments. Sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what service to use. Each service has different commitment dates and times. Here at Refund Retriever, we have put together a quick reference chart for each service and…

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