Changes Coming to FedEx Shipping Regulations

Changes Coming to FedEx Shipping Regulations

FedEx announced changes to their packaging dimensions and weight, raising their rates and changing how they charge customers effective Jan 2, 2017. This recent news is important to the packaging industry, as many companies will want to change how they package products in order to meet FedEx’s new guidelines.

FedEx’s changes continue with a trend they started in 2014, where they charge according to dimensional (or “dim”) weight, instead of using traditional measures. When the dim weight is higher than actual weight, FedEx charges more for shipping. In 2017, FedEx will be changing their dim formula from 166 to 139, further increasing rates for customers, particularly those with small shipments.

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UberRUSH: On-Demand Delivery for Small Businesses

UberRUSH: On-Demand Delivery for Small Businesses

It’s no secret that for businesses, sending out packages the last mile is also the most-expensive mile. That’s why many retailers have allowed for free delivery if customers opt to send their online purchases to the store, instead of their doorstep. But Uber has recently launched a brand-new start-up that they hope will become a preferred alternative for small businesses hoping to cut down on their shipping costs.

UberRUSH utilizes the same concept that granted the original facet of the company’s success. They’re bringing small businesses an on-demand fleet of drivers ready to deliver at a moment’s notice.

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