On January 23, 2022, USPS will eliminate Regional Rate Boxes when implementing their new pricing.
Many electronics contain lithium batteries which are classified as hazardous materials (HAZMAT). It is important to handle them correctly for your safety and the safety of the carriers.
Getting your customs right is important to avoid returned packages. Customs forms are required on international and military shipments. Even though military shipments are considered domestic mail, they still require a customs form when the service member is stationed in a different country.
After a year where we were forced to put so much on pause, take back control of your precious time. You can beat the clock and start putting your time into the things that matter most to you. You never get your time back so, stop letting it slip away on processes and activities that aren't serving you.
No one wants to spend the last few days of the year waiting in long lines at the post office. Honestly, no one wants to do that any day regardless of the time of year. Tons of people shopped online this holiday season so, you know you won't be the only person showing up to bring back that pack of socks your kid didn't want or that sweater that was too itchy. The good news is that there is a much easier way to get your returns done this year and pay less while doing it.
There are some items you simply can't send in the mail and it can be hard to know what is allowed and what is not. We have pulled information from some of the major carriers to help you keep these restricted items out of your shipments. This will help prevent your package from being returned to you, and extra charges from pilling up.
In this post, we will highlight some of the main size and weight restrictions across some of the major carriers. Shipping carriers have specific weight and size restrictions for packages to ensure the safety of their team and your package. We can all agree that sometimes, like in the case of an ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie, bigger is best but in other cases, those rules don’t apply. One of those instances is with your shipping.
For the first time in history, the U.S. Postal Service is implementing holiday surcharges which will increase rates by between $.24 and $1.50 for commercial services. Commerical service includes online shipping tools but the rates will still be less than going to the post office.
Shipthrifty is different because, for us, it's about the relationships. We work with our customers to ensure they have what they need to succeed with their shipping. To us, the connection with our customers is critical because we learn how to be better based on their feedback. That is what makes us different, we work with you to do what is best for your shipping. Do you love your shipping and your shipping team?
In today’s world, less contact is more. That goes for physical contact, but the same rules don’t have to apply to connection. When you send a package, you are doing more than that. Whether it is across many many miles, or just a few towns away, you are connecting with someone else to bring joy to their day and a smile to their face. It’s more than a package. Simply send joy with Shipthrifty.
Change is arguably one of the most difficult things to cope with and address for many people. The reason is that there are so many other emotions and reactions that come with it. The aversion to change is rarely because of change in itself, but other feelings that surround the idea of change.
USPS boxes are taking a really long time to arrive so get them ordered and a heads up that USPS surcharges start on October 18, 2020
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