FedEx and UPS have released their holiday peak charges for parcel shipments. With holiday shipping season in full swing, have you thought about how carrier peak surcharges will affect your business? Now through December 24th, 2018, FedEx and UPS will be applying surcharges to qualifying shipments during this critical time.
Read on to learn more about these shipping surcharges.
Holiday shipping season is expanding like never before. Shipping efficiency should be at the top of your priority list as a shipper. Whether you are shipping inventory to a retail store or packages to someone’s home, making sure your shipment information is correct will save your business anywhere from pennies to thousands of dollars.
Avoid costly errors or mis-marked packages this holiday season or pay the price.
A small error can make a big impact on your shipping spend, and during this time of year, it can make an even bigger dent in your company's budget. Here are a few of those costly additional handling fees and shipping surcharges that can set you back during the holidays:
- Additional Handling Surcharge - Dimensions
- Additional Handling Surcharge - Weight
- Additional Handling Surcharge - Packaging
- Ground Unauthorized Package Charge
- Oversize Charge
Even though the first round of shipping surcharges went into effect on November 19th, it’s not too late to evaluate and review important dates and peak surcharge factors.
Better shipping matters
Even in a competitive niche, consumers have more than enough options for their purchase decisions and better shipping matters. Have you considered what steps your business is taking to make it easy for customers to do business with you?
Think about how your shipping process can be improved to bring better customer service to your buyers. Whether it’s 2-day shipping, overnight shipping, or just a standard “Deliver by 12-24-18”, customers want to have the assurance that their packages or pallets will arrive on time, with the correct items in their shipments.
Better shipping matters and by streamlining your shipping process, you have another chance to surprise and delight your customers this holiday season. Pacejet can help you take your shipping strategy and process to the next level.
Learn more about Pacejet Shipping Software
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