Save Money on Shipping with FedEx, DHL, USPS and UPS.
If you are looking to save money on shipping, Contact Us and we can explain all the Pros and Cons for each of these shipping services so that you can make an informed decision about shipping for your business. Or contact your local FedEx, DHL, UPS or USPS office and they will be able to help you with the latest rates and shipping changes.
FedEx SmartPost and UPS SurePost are basically consolidated delivery services for residential package delivery. Meaning, they use the logistics of UPS and FedEx to move your packages to the general delivery areas and then use the services of the USPS to complete final delivery to your customers’ address. This helps you save money on shipping. As Christopher Bosdal from PracticalEcommerce.com explains, the Pros of these 2 services include Reduced shipping costs and Saturday delivery included at no extra charge. Cons include a delayed delivery time sometimes and you must use your own boxes. More often than not, savings from the lowered shipping costs, if passed on to your customers, can justify the longer delivery time. Read more about these services in Bodal’s Pros and Cons post.
Who can benefit from these shipping services?
FedEx SmartPost and UPS SurePost services are available to businesses that ship a minimum of 50 packages a week. Not all businesses will be able to meet this requirement and so may have to stick to USPS Parcel Post, DHL Global Mail or USPS Priority Mail. However, if you are able to use just one shipper, you may be able to make that minimum. If you cannot make the minimum even after using just one shipper for all your shipping needs, or if one shipper does not deliver to all your shipping zones, then Xipix Logistix can definitely help you take advantage of any or all of these services.
How can Xipix Logistix help eCommerce retailers save?
At Xipix Logistix, we strongly believe that the benefits of mixing and matching shipping services as well as our eCommerce shipping expertise can help you save money on shipping. We have many clients who use multiple shippers through us. Therefore, we get an even bigger volume discount and our negotiated rates with UPS and FedEx are much lower than what any one eCommerce retailer could get. So, by passing on these cost savings to all of our clients(YES, we pass the savings on to ALL of our Clients), we help them save money on shipping. And we can provide you boxes for shipping! Again, we get bulk discounts on boxes and we can pass on the savings to our clients.
We have an Order Fulfillment Free Trial offer that you can try with no obligation. You send us a portion of your inventory and then experience how our straightforward receiving process works. We then do all the work of shopping cart integration, customer service, and fulfillment. After 30 days, you get to evaluate us with detailed reporting and make your final decision. Click here to read more about our Free Trial Offer.