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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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Parcel Service Fee Negotiation: What you should know

In our previous blog articles, we’ve discussed why you should negotiate rates with your shipping carrier, even tips on preparing for negotiations. Now, we’ll discuss WHAT to negotiate. Parcel service fee negotiation is important. You may hear some say fee XYZ can be negotiated or fee ABC cannot be negotiated….

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