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UPS Ground on Saturday!

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 two days earlier with no special…

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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?…

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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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Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition – IRCE 2017

IRCE: The Retail Industry’s Leading E-Commerce Conference and Tradeshow Internet 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. IRCE 2017 will…

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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 businesss 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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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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Valentine’s Day Shipping Adjustments

  Love is in the air, well at least packages to your loved ones are in the air! Valentine’s Day is on Sunday, February 14. UPS will ship about 100 million flowers (8-9 million dozen), that is equivalent to 70 cargo aircraft. The National Retail Federation reports, consumers are expected…

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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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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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2012 UPS Accessorial Fee Changes

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New year, new rate changes for UPS services. According to UPS’s own website dedicated to the changes, the rates for Ground, Air, and International services increased almost 5%. These are the changes to the UPS accessorial fees. In the majority of the cases, this simply shows how much the item…

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2011 UPS Accessorial Fee List

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Here’s a full list of UPS’s accessorial fees for 2011: Domestic: Additional Handling – $8.00 Address Correction (Maximum Per Shipment) $77.00 Address Correction- Air $11.00 Address Correction- Ground $11.00 C.O.D.s – $10.50 Carbon Neutral Surcharge – Air $0.20 Carbon Neutral Surcharge – Ground $0.05 Chargeback for Consignee Billing Shipments –…

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