9 ways to try and lower your shipping rates with UPS or FedEx rates

  1. Negotiate discounts for a % off the gross charge for ground, air, and all other services in exchange for giving them volume.
  2. Negotiate the dim divisor you use to calculate the dimensional weight of your package. This is very important if you ship big boxes with a lot of air.
  3. Negotiate an allowance for packages that get remeasured during transit. It is is only .5 inches bigger can that be allowed? Is it a full inch?
  4. Negotiate your rates for residential separately.
  5. Negotiate your discount off of the standard accessorial charges.
  6. Negotiate a ground with freight pricing discount.
  7. Negotiate a Sure post discount.
  8. Negotiate discount during holiday surcharges.
  9. Negotiate special rates for extra tall packages if you ship them.

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