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FedEx Demand Surcharges

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…

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What is a UPS Residential Surcharge?

UPS defines a residential surcharge as a residential delivery made to a home, including a business working out of a home. Furthermore, an added shipping charge will apply for each residential delivery. However, this fee applies in two cases. If either the delivery address entered or the actual delivery address…

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UPS Delivery Confirmation Services

As most shippers know, UPS provides additional delivery confirmation services as a value-added service. Of course, an additional charge applies for each service. A shipper can confirm the delivery of their packages in more detail with the following UPS value-added services. So then, let’s look at some options like UPS…

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What are USPS Zones?

If you’re new to the shipping world, you probably wonder what USPS postal zones mean. It is the U.S. Postal Service’s way of determining the distance between a parcel’s destination address and its origin. The USPS( United States Postal Service) covers every square mile of the U.S. Since January 2019,…

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Best Amazon FBA PPC Strategies

Amazon FBA PPC strategies are very important to the success of your business. If you’re an e-commerce vendor who sells on Amazon’s Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) service and platform, the biggest fulfillment platform in the industry, you would know the most crucial goal is successful conversions and sales. The aim…

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What is a FedEx Residential Surcharge?

FedEx defines a residential surcharge as a shipment addressed to a home or private residence. Including locations where business is conducted from home or a shipment in which the shipper designates the delivery address as residential. UPS and FedEx assess a higher price for residential addresses. In short, this additional…

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How to Efficiently Scale Your Online Business

E-commerce has seen incredible growth in the past few years, and this booming industry is evolving every day. Thankfully, that means selling platforms and corresponding software tools are constantly improving to help make it easier for online retailers to find success, and boost revenue. Let’s break down how SellerActive can…

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FedEx One Rate Price Increase

COVID-19 has stimulated an increase in residential deliveries across the U.S. As a result, FedEx is experiencing extremely high demand and increased operating costs. Therefore, you will see a rate increase on FedEx One Rate pricing effective May 2, 2022. The new FedEx One Rate 2022 price increase base rates will…

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Regional Parcel Carriers: What You Need To Know

When shipping a package, typically, you think of the big guys. FedEx, UPS, and USPS. If you haven’t considered or implemented regional parcel carriers, you might leave money on the table. A regional parcel carrier is a package delivery company that is usually cheaper, more flexible, and more responsive than…

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UPS Girth: Why is it important?

There are shipping terms the carriers use that often cause the most experienced shipper to pause and think. One of these terms that I regularly forget is girth. So today, we are going to explain the girth of a package and why it is crucial. Girth is essentially the circumference…

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FedEx SmartPost: What You Need to Know

Previously, we learned that the last mile or final delivery of packages, regardless of distance, is truly where costs add up. Coincidentally, that last mile varies from a few blocks to hundreds of miles. This is where UPS SurePost and FedEx SmartPost (FedEx Ground Economy) can help. SmartPost is a…

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How To Handle Shipping Delays: 4 Simple Tips

Online shippers face many obstacles in today’s complicated multi-channel world. Knowing how to handle shipping delays will turn customer service issues into a competitive advantage. Shipping delays before and during transit are two of the most frequent problems online business owners experience. Buyers do not like shipping delays; however, it…

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