Shipping for Holiday Success

November 22nd, 2021 Comments off

It’s that time of the year! Your sales are hot and the customers crave what you offer. From Black Friday to Christmas Day, Stamps.com and UPS are here to make sure your packages get delivered safely and efficiently, all while helping your bottom line! What can you do to ensure your packages are delivered without any surprise surcharges?

  1. Erase prior history! Make sure your shipments don’t get lost in the mix of former packaging.
    A) Don’t re-cycle older packages unable to withstand another shipment. Remove any and all former labels, including former tracking, hazardous materials, or any other labels.

    B) If your boxes seem weak or overly-used, please recycle. Stable, corrugated cardboard is the way to go!

  2. Use appropriate packaging – Bulk up to break out!
    A) Whether you’re shipping coffee mugs or data boards, it’s important to make sure you make sure the package and padding match your product. Wrap items individually and surround them with bubble sheeting and recyclable or foam loose-fill materials. Content should not directly touch the inside of the shipping box.

    B) Use pressure-sensitive plastic or nylon reinforced tape that’s at least 2 in./5.08 cm wide.

  3. Measure your package accurately – Santa’s in the details!
    A) From regular shipments to one-offs, be diligent in making sure your entered package dimensions accurately reflect the actual package and not just the item(s) being shipped. Always be sure to measure and accurately enter the length, width, and height of the packages you ship.

    B) To avoid Incorrect Weight shipping charge corrections, use any standard scale and round up any fraction of a pound to the next full pound when entering the package weight in your shipping system.

    C) If your package is oddly shaped, please consider taking a photo of the measurements for extra security.

There are additional considerations to keep in mind when shipping your package:

  • Dimensional Weight – Occasionally the actual weight of your package may not be the billable weight. Dimensional weight reflects package density, which is the amount of space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight. The greater of the two is the billable weight and should be used to calculate the rate. Dimensional weight may apply to all UPS domestic and international package services.
    • UPS Dimensional Weight = (L x W x H) ÷ 166
  • Additional Handling – Non-standard packages require extra care when moving through UPS Operations and are subject to additional surcharges. Such examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Any article that is not fully encased in a corrugated cardboard shipping container
    • Any package with an outer shipping container covered in shrink wrap or stretch wrap
    • Cylindrical tubes/packages
    • Packages bound by metal/plastic/cloth
    • Packages < 1 inches in a single dimension
    • Packages with longest side exceeding 48 inches or its second-longest side exceeding 30 inches
  • Large Package – Large packages require special care and are subject to additional surcharges, when the package meets the below. An Additional Handling Charge will not be assessed when a Large Package Surcharge is applied.
    • Packages can be up to 90 pounds
    • Packages can be up to 130 inches in length and girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined
    • Packages can be up to 96 inches in length
  • Over Maximum Size – Over Max shipments are packages that are not compatible with the UPS system and should be shipped via another shipping method.  Make sure that your packages follow the guidelines below to avoid having a shipment returned as well as an additional surcharge applied:
    • Packages can be up to 150 pounds
    • Packages can be up to 165 inches in length and girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined
    • Packages can be up to 108 inches in length

Don’t forget that only UPS offers deeply discounted rates AND no Peak Surcharges! On top of deeply discounted rates of up to 76%, UPS will not apply Peak Surcharges, as a commitment to sellers on Stamps.com. Switch and Save today!

Take advantage of discounts of up to 50% off on UPS® Ground shipments, up to 66% for UPS 2nd Day Air® service, up to 65% for UPS Next Day Air® service and up to 76% off on International services, with rates that include Fuel Surcharge and Residential Surcharge for all services and Delivery Area Surcharge for Domestic Services.*

How to Add UPS Shipping to Your Stamps.com Account
Adding UPS Shipping to your Stamps.com account couldn’t be easier. Go to “Settings” in your Stamps.com account, select “Add a Carrier” and select “UPS.” Once you activate your account, you’ll be ready to ship and take advantage of all the benefits of UPS through Stamps.com.

*Discounts off UPS® Daily Rates. Rates are limited to shipping from the U.S. only. Rates and any applicable discounts are subject to change at any time without notice.

Try UPS Next Day Air® for Your Professional Mailing Needs Today!

September 14th, 2021 Comments off

Need it there tomorrow? Enjoy peace of mind and save up to 65% off with UPS Next Day Air® Shipping.

The old saying, ‘time is money’ still holds true in the pandemic. In a time when so much is uncertain, take the guesswork out of your professional shipments. Need to get an important document delivered overnight? Does your business require time-sensitive deliveries? Rest assured with UPS Next Day Air® service that the documents that keep your professional organization running smoothly will arrive there in time.

Don’t miss a deadline with the speed and reliability available to you with UPS Next Day Air® service. Rest easy knowing that your urgent documents will make it there safely, overnight. Whether you work in law, banking, medical, or insurance – every industry experiences time crunches. Alleviate stress, and rely on UPS Next Day Air® delivery to get your items there in time.

UPS Next Day Air® service stands out when compared to competitors. The United States Postal Service does not have a comparable service. The United States Postal Service offers Priority Mail Express® service which has an overnight to 2-Day delivery time. And FedEx Priority Overnight® serves fewer businesses and zip codes than UPS Next Day Air®*. Throughout this pandemic, when everyone has been adjusting to new challenges, UPS has gone above and beyond to get your package where it needs to be, when it needs to be there.

Try UPS Next Day Air® to fulfill your professional shipping needs today!

How to Add UPS Shipping to Your Stamps.com Account
Adding UPS Shipping to your Stamps.com account couldn’t be easier. Go to “Settings” in your Stamps.com account, select “Add a Carrier” and select “UPS.” Once you activate your account, you’ll be ready to ship and take advantage of all the benefits of UPS through Stamps.com.

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UPS Ground Includes Saturday Delivery in 122 Metro Areas At No Extra Cost

August 30th, 2021 Comments off

Sometimes faster delivery – even just one day – makes all the difference. You should know that UPS includes Saturday delivery as part of their regular residential delivery schedule, so packages shipped later in the week can deliver two days faster than a weekday delivery!

UPS delivers air, international, and ground residential packages on Saturday with no additional cost or steps to get your products to your customers’ doorsteps, fast. This helps meet platform delivery requirements, too, so you can keep selling where your customers are shopping.

Eligible packages delivering to 122 major metro areas will automatically include Saturday as a potential delivery day.

UPS Saturday Delivery Coverage Expansion

Beat the weekend with Saturday delivery!

How to Add UPS Shipping to Your Stamps.com Account
Adding UPS Shipping to your Stamps.com account couldn’t be easier. Go to “Settings” in your Stamps.com account, select “Add a Carrier” and select “UPS.” Once you activate your account, you’ll be ready to ship and take advantage of all the benefits of UPS through Stamps.com.

UPS’s Fastest Ground Ever

February 19th, 2021 Comments off

Customers Express Need for Speed, UPS Invests to Deliver

E-Commerce sales are going through the roof. With this increase, there has also been a jump in customer expectations of how fast their purchases will get to them. 62% of U.S. online shoppers reported that fast shipping speed is the most important factor in a positive retail experience according to a 2019 survey from Avionos. UPS® Ground shipments are now faster than ever thanks to new strategic initiatives. Our Fastest Ground Ever allows U.S. customers to save an entire day on shipments to businesses and residences. Think about what a difference a day can make!

Routes to cities across the U.S. are faster than ever before. Now you can save at least one day on shipments to businesses and residential destinations. UPS is investing in innovative solutions that provide greater accuracy and speed for all our customers, from pickup to final mile. A few notable enhancements include:

• Network Planning Tools*(NPT) allows UPS to optimize the flow of up to 60 million packages with advanced analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

• Enhanced Dynamic Global Execution* (EDGE) uses real-time data to enhance strategic decision making.

• On-Road Integrated Optimization and Navigation (ORION) determines the most efficient delivery route to reduce our carbon foot print.

• Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD) integrates AI to enable drivers to meet customers’ expectations.

• Convenient and secure UPS Access Point® locations have also helped UPS streamline. More than 12,000 UPS Access Point® locations have been added where customers can easily arrange to receive deliveries or accept returns, including CVS, Michaels, and Advance Auto Parts.

*NPT & EDGE will be fully deployed in 2020 Crush Deadlines and Bottom Lines

Speed and Reliability:

By the end of 2022, UPS will add more than 10 million pounds of additional air cargo capacity as 44 new aircrafts will join our fleet. This is the largest air capacity expansion in recent history.

In 2020, UPS has added even more capacity and network enhancements including:

· Five new regional “super hubs” in Atlanta, DFW-Arlington, Indianapolis, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City. These facilities will help improve time in transit, reliability, & flexibility across our network.

· UPS® Smart Logistics Network, which continually evolves to incorporate real-time data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other technological advancements.

· These significant investments will enable us to drive operational and sustainable improvements for our business, and provide greater accuracy& speed among our global network.

Our Fastest Ground Ever not only buys you time, it also provides peace of mind. The most recently available information from ShipMatrix shows UPS leading the industry in on-time deliveries too:

With UPS’s Fastest Ground Ever, merchants can crush both deadlines and bottom lines for their customers. Try out the new and improved system enhancements and rest easy knowing that your package is in the UPS network.

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Free Webinar: 5 Reasons to Ship with UPS on Stamps.com

February 2nd, 2021 Comments off

Wednesday, February 10, 2021,  10:00 AM Pacific Time / 1:00 PM Eastern Time

In an increasingly competitive e-commerce space where customers want free shipping and to receive their orders faster, small businesses need more cost-effective choices and flexibility to meet customers’ demands. Through our collaboration with UPS, Stamps.com users can now access discounted rates of up to 62% off UPS 2nd Day Air® and up to 48% off UPS® Ground Daily Rates services.

Topics covered in this webinar:

• Get an overview of UPS shipping services
• Learn the benefits of shipping with UPS through your Stamps.com account
• Find out how to easily add UPS Shipping to your Stamps.com account
• Plus much more!

WHEN:  Wednesday Feb 10, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET

SIGN-UP:  https://stamps.zoom.us/webinar/register/3116111880062/WN_lbV9pqaLTPew8ZC0WXux_Q

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