What FedEx and UPS’ Rate Increases Mean for You

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Nov 8, 2016 10:08:23 AM

In light of FedEx and UPS’ recent rate increase announcements, which did not mirror each other as they usually do, an article from Parcel Industry explains what the changes mean for shippers and what to expect going into the new year.

In the article, Rob Martinez, President & CEO of Shipware weighs in:

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Topics: Logistics Industry

DHL Announces Rate Increase for 2017

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Nov 3, 2016 2:06:12 PM

DHL recently announced their annual rate increase that will go into effect on January 2, 2017. US customers will experience a 4.9% general price increase.

An article from Parcel Industry explains:

DHL Express adjusts its prices annually, taking into account inflation, currency dynamics and other rising costs, such as expenses related to compliance with enhanced security regulations, in each of the more than 220 countries and territories that it serves. Customers should refer to their current DHL agreement to determine the impact of these changes.”

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Topics: Logistics Industry

FedEx Announces Rate Increase for 2017

Posted by Rachel Carollo on Sep 21, 2016 2:30:04 PM

UPS recently announced a 4.9% rate increase for 2017 and now FedEx plans to raise rates by 3.9% starting in January. Rates for FedEx Ground and Home Delivery will increase by 4.9%.

An excerpt from Investopedia’s coverage on the rate increase says:

Oil falls and shipping rates rise. Unfortunately this is the reality we live in, where both Fedex Corp (FDX) and United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) charging more for delivery in a period of low gas prices. Fedex announced their rate increases yesterday after market close; UPS announced rate increases earlier this month. The increases, which were expected, will take effect in January 2017.”

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Topics: Logistics Industry

Why UPS Isn’t Your Best Option for Same-Day Delivery

Posted by Rachel Carollo on May 26, 2016 3:57:28 PM

Think back to when you last shipped something across town. Did you use UPS or another large parcel company to complete your delivery? Many people think that these shipping behemoths are their only options when it comes to delivery. While UPS is a top choice for overnight or multi-night shipping, there’s a better option for local, same-day delivery. Dropoff can get your items across town as quickly and efficiently as possible - and for a reasonable price. So next time you need items taken downtown, to the surrounding suburbs or to the next city over, consider the following:

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Topics: Same-Day Delivery, Logistics Industry

How Fedex and Dropoff are Different

Posted by Hannah Kocurek on Apr 1, 2016 12:53:00 PM

When we tell people who we are and what we do, we sometimes get the question: “Doesn’t FedEx offer same-day deliveries? How can you compete with a company like FedEx?” 

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Topics: Logistics Industry