“Study: Merchants Unaware of Dim Weight Shipping Rates” on EcommerceBytes


By Ina Steiner

Many merchants who ship online orders via FedEx and UPS ground are unaware of the significant changes to rates that took effect at the beginning of this year, according to Endicia.

The company, which helps businesses with USPS shipping, surveyed 700 businesses and found that 28% of online businesses hadn't heard of dimensional weight pricing that will hit the rivals of the U.S. Postal Service.

Shipping larger, lightweight products will cost significantly more than it did in 2014, and Endicia said those businesses unaware of the changes "will probably only understand its impact once they see a price hike in their January 2015 invoice from FedEx or UPS."

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