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Top Parcel Shipping Industry News for This Week - February 10th, 2015

The Small Parcel Shipping Industry is ever changing. Rate Increases, Weather, (Mardi Gras ;) ) etc. Here are what we think are the Biggest Shipping Stories in the Small Parcel Industry this week. Did we miss one? Comment below.1.)FedEx posted this on their "Service Alerts Page ( http://www.fedex.com/us/servicealerts/ )"Operations During Mardi Gras in Alabama, Florida, [...]

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Top Parcel Shipping Industry News for This Week - February 4th, 2015

The Small Parcel Shipping Industry is ever changing. Rate Increases, Weather, etc. Here are what we think are the Biggest Shipping Stories in the Small Parcel Industry this week. Did we miss one? Comment below.1.) New UPS Peak Season Surcharges? :http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y15/m02/i04/...http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2015/02/ups...http://multichannelmerchant.com/news/ups-add-peak-...2.) FedEx and UPS Raise Fuel Surcharge:http://www.marketplace.org/topics/world/ups-and-fe...What did we miss? What do you predict [...]

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Top Parcel Shipping Industry News for This Week - January 28th, 2015

 The Small Parcel Shipping Industry is ever changing. Rate Increases, Weather, etc. Here are what we think are the Top 5 Biggest Shipping Stories in the Small Parcel Industry this week.1.) Dimensional Weight - Yes, We know that the new FedEx and UPS Dimensional Rule went into effect on January 1, 2015, but, do you [...]

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6 Ways to Soften the Blow of the New 2015 UPS / FedEx Dimensional Weight Pricing

 Welcome to 2015, and another Shipping change, and it's a big one! This one is going to leave a mark. If you found this blog post, you probably are trying to find ways to cope with the new dimensional weight rates imposed by UPS and Fedex on all Domestic Ground packages starting in 2015. We [...]

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UPS and FedEx Ground Announce All Packages Subject to Dimensional Weight in 2015. What does it mean, and how to Cope with the new rule.

 FedEx and UPS have been charging Dimensional Weight for years, but only on packages 3 cubic feet or greater. How do you calculate cubic feet? Here is the formula: Length x Width x Height divided by 1728 = cubic feet. But that formula really isn't worth remembering anymore. Because starting January 2015, it doesn't matter [...]

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How to Make a Brooder Fence Using Singleface Corrugated Cardboard for Baby Chicks / Chickens

Singleface Corrugated Cardboard B Flute Rolls are perfect for making temporary enclosures for your baby chicks. The flutes provide the "wall" strength to stand up, and being "single-wall", or flat only on one side, allows the cardboard to curve to make a round enclosure or cage. The cardboard is strong enough to keep the hatchlings [...]

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How to Protect Hardwood & Tile Floors During Construction & Remodeling

Are you a contractor, or home owner and want to protect floors from damage during construction or remodeling. Flooring is expensive to replace, both in material and in time. Save time and money by doing it right, and protect the floors when doing any kind of construction and remodeling. It is better to be proactive [...]

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Wait! Stop! What is that in my Mailbox?

Ending my workday as I usually do everyday at approximately 5:00pm, I turned off the lights, and locked the doors here at Fastpack headquarters. Then I jumped into my pickup truck and shifted into drive with only one more work related duty remaining, checking the mailbox. I have done this Monday thru Friday for the [...]

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Why is it important to use Holiday Packaging or Christmas Themed Shipping Supplies?

Now is the time to start preparing for an increase in your holiday sales and shipments! What does your company do to stand out in your customers mind? What added value are you adding to your customers purchase? What reason are you giving them to remember your company name, and to make a future purchases [...]

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What are you doing to stand out from the competition? It is cheaper to retain a customer than find a new one.: Packaging

Are you looking for a way to make your company's promotional or eCommerce packages stand out in a crowded marketplace? Why not add branding power to your packages? More and more products are being purchased online and shipped via Fedex, UPS, & USPS direct to consumers every year, and most are shipped in a plain [...]

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