Each year, the USPS, FedEx, and UPS update their shipping rates. Navigating these rates can be a bit daunting and there can be a lot misinformation floating around the web. To help make this transition easier on eCommerce sellers like you, we always publish a clear and concise guide called The eCommerce Seller’s Guide to Rate Changes.
The 2017 version of our guide just received an award—the Content Marketing Awards Best Digital Publication from the Content Marketing Institute! (humblebrag, humblebrag) We’re exceedingly excited about this for two reasons:
- It means we created high quality, useful content that resonated with our audience of eCommerce sellers
- WE GET A SHINY TROPHY
The first is definitely the most exciting part, but the second is just fun to shout out loud.
Why read a shipping rates guide?
Ensuring that you’re on the up-and-up when it comes to the most recent shipping rates isn’t just a nice-to-know thing. When you have that information at your disposal, you can compare rates, make informed decisions on the best methods for sending your packages, and likely save your business a ton of money. Not every means of shipping increases, and some do more than others. There are also hidden costs from some carriers (like fuel surcharges) that can dramatically increase your costs upon invoicing.
When you know what the going rates are, you can also find out if a solution offers you better rates than you can get on your own (like ShippingEasy does!). This is helpful information to measure the return on investment of a shipping solution. Add your savings in shipping cost with the estimated time the solution will save you on a daily basis. You could find exceptional return, particularly if that extra time allows you to focus your attention elsewhere and grow your business.
Ready to be informed? Click or tap the graphic below and get your copy of our award-winning guide. Arm yourself with knowledge and let us know when you’re ready to talk about optimizing your shipping processes.