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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: Dear Customer, In line with our company’s wide-ranging GoGreen initiative to protect the environment, here at DHL we continue to…

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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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