If you’ve been with your parcel carrier – either FedEx or UPS – for a while, chances are you’re not getting the best rates. But you can change that calculus if you’re willing to engage their competition, even if you’re not sure you’d be willing to switch.
For the 2018 peak shipping season, FedEx and UPS aren’t deviating far from the strategy they established for 2017’s holiday season. In fact, this year expenses for shippers will go up, with some of the increases particularly audacious.
With most UPS shippers a few invoice cycles into this new normal since the Shipping Charge Correction Audit Fee went into effect June 4, the actual impact has come into focus. For nearly 54% of businesses, the results aren’t pretty.
The VeriShip Intelligence Platform (VIP) enjoyed record-breaking, year-over-year gains in time on site (a 377 percent increase) and total users (an increase of 271 percent) during the first four months of 2018.