E-Commerce Shipping

Important 2018 Carrier Rate Changes

By Shippo , Wed 13 Dec 2017

Important 2018 Carrier Rate Changes

Carriers like FedEx, UPS, and USPS have announced price increases for 2018. We've compiled a summary of the price changes below.

USPS 2018 Pricing - effective January 21, 2018

USPS announced they will be increasing prices for 2018 starting on January 21st, after the busy holiday season. Since prices are changing in late January, businesses can continue to take advantage of their 2017 rates for return shipments.

On average, there will be an increase of approximately 3.9% across all service levels, compared to 4.9% for both FedEx and UPS. This includes Priority Mail, First Class Package Service, and Priority Mail Express.

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E-Commerce Shipping

2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

By Shippo , Wed 13 Dec 2017

2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The holidays are just around the corner meaning the busiest season of the year is rapidly approaching. Online shopping has become the go-to option for customers to skip the crowds which makes shipping and logistics harder than ever.

What complicates matters is that Christmas falls on a Monday this year and many carriers don’t deliver over the weekend. That means orders need to go out earlier than usual to reach their destinations on time.

Make sure you don’t miss the important holiday deadlines so that your customers can get their gifts in time! Check out below for some of the deadlines that major US carriers recommend.

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2017 State of Shipping

By Shippo , Tue 12 Dec 2017

2017 State of Shipping Report

It’s a perpetual battle for online retailers to keep their margins and customer satisfaction levels high as they compete with the Amazon effect. Amazon has set consumer expectations for free (and oftentimes, fast) shipping; customers also expect a delightful and streamlined experience when they purchase something online.

To help businesses better understand where to invest their time and efforts, we surveyed small and medium-sized online retailers in the United States to find out how they are responding to a new set of expectations around “fast and free” shipping.

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