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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 weighing greater than 70 lbs. will increase…

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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. Through data, you can identify how much you ship, when you ship and what your costs are for shipping in addition to identifying where opportunities are to save money on your parcel overhead –…

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The Refund of the Jedi (Part 3)

  What percentage of my shipping costs are made up of accessorial fees? 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…

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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…

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Accessorial Fee Wars (Part 1)

    Refund Retriever sponsors and attends many trade shows each year. Twice a year we have a table at the Independent Retailer Conference within ASD Las Vegas and we are repeatedly asked what can be done about all the “extra fees” on UPS and FedEx invoices. These extra fees…

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Increased Shipping Surcharges During the Holiday Season

  FedEx and UPS have announced additional fees 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 The following…

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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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ASD Market Week 2016

  ASD Market Week is the most comprehensive business to business trade show that brings the world’s widest variety of retail merchandise together under one roof.  ASD Market Week is held twice per year in Las Vegas and Refund Retriever will be there July 31, 2016 to August 3, 2016…

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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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Error in FedEx Tracking- Mistake or Not?

  Here at Refund Retriever, we are constantly growing and building our business. We recently announced the addition of a full time marketing coordinator to the Refund Retriever team. In preparation of her arrival, we had to expand our office space as well as fill it with all the computer…

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UPS & FedEx International Services

UPS and FedEx both provide amazing international delivery options.  We decided to put each international service side by side to compare the estimate delivery dates for both carriers. The holiday season and cyber Monday are fast approaching, this is a general guide to determine when your package will arrive.  For…

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2011 FedEx Accessorial Fee List

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Here’s a partial list of FedEx’s accessorial fees for 2011: The following surcharge changes took effect Jan. 4, 2010, unless otherwise noted FedEx Express®, FedEx Ground® and FedEx Home Delivery® services. Please refer to the FedEx Service Guide for a complete list of charges and any increase that might have…

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