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UPS Surepost Non-Machinable Charge

UPS SurePost is a low-cost delivery service with accessorial fees that can increase the final delivery cost. UPS Ground has many more accessorial fees than SurePost. Shippers can expect to see the non-machinable charges, DAS, DAS extended, peak surcharges, and fuel surcharges. In this blog, we will explore the UPS…

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2021 UPS Rate Increase Impact Study

Every year shipping prices go up and many businesses just absorb the cost without really realizing the impact. What does the 2021 UPS Rate increase really mean? We will look at the 2021 UPS Rate Increase Impact for a single shipment and compare it to that of 2020. UPS rates…

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FedEx & UPS Late Fees

As with all vendors, FedEx and UPS want to be paid promptly. Since 2003, there has been a 6% UPS late fee penalty, and now, there will be a FedEx late fee penalty that matches UPS. We are now seeing the implementation of the FedEx late fee charge. When do…

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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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What is a UPS SurePost package?

UPS SurePost

The last mile or final delivery of a UPS packages voyage is where costs add up regardless of actual distance. The last mile varies from a few blocks to 100’s of miles, which is where UPS SurePost can help. Consequently, reducing shipping bills and realizing viable cost savings start with…

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How To Handle Shipping Delays: 4 Simple Tips

Online shippers face many obstacles in today’s complicated multi-channel world. Properly 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 that online business owners experience. Buyers do not like shipping delays;…

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Shipping Firearms with UPS

Shipping Firearms with UPS might appear like a daunting task, but it truly is not that difficult as long as you know some essential rules. It is easy to ship firearms through UPS; just be sure one of the parties in the transaction has an FFL license. A Federal Firearms…

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Late UPS Package: Why didn’t I get a GSR refund?

Whenever your business ship with UPS, ground and express packages have a guaranteed delivery date and time. Particularly, if your late UPS package arrives even one minute after the guarantee, you are entitled to a full refund. UPS calls this a guaranteed service refunds or GSR for short. According to…

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Damaged Package Claims Process: UPS

The UPS damaged package claim process is easier to navigate than shippers believe. Recently, a valued customer of Refund Retriever contacted us with a question about damaged packages.  UPS notified the shipper that they damaged a package during transit and discarded it. UPS never delivered the item to the customer….

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 excellent international delivery options. We decided to put each international service side by side to compare the estimated delivery dates for both carriers. This is a general guide to determining when your package will arrive. For more accurate FedEx & UPS international shipping estimates, contact…

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