The New Kid in Town

In the late night hours of Tuesday, August 2, a secret operation began in Rome, Italy. The mission: depart from Griffis International Airport, fly over 5,600 miles under cover of darkness heading west toward Seattle, Washington, arrive before dusk, and never be seen. It sounds like a CIA operation or a secret military objective, but it was far … Continued

What Am I Paying For?

With a new year comes new things: Plans to get healthy, start a new career, take a dream vacation, and if you’re in the shipping industry, a General Rate Increase (GRI). Shipping rates have climbed steadily over the last decade and there does not appear to be an end in sight for future rate increases. Retail … Continued

UPS Makes A Wish Come True

We all have wishes; especially at this time of year. For four-year-old Carson of Colorado Springs that wish was to be a delivery man for UPS. Thanks to some caring folks at UPS, they made his wish come true thanks to his buddy Ernest, whom he affectionately calls “Ernie.’ Check out the video below for … Continued

Prepare for Holiday Shipping Now

It’s hard to believe that we’re already seeing Christmas decorations lining the isles at stores; especially when we haven’t finished all the Trick-or-Treat candy we got a couple weeks ago. The fact remains that Thanksgiving and Christmas seem to arrive sooner and sooner each year, which means it’s never too early to prepare for the … Continued

Know What You’re Shipping

Do you ever wonder why shipping centers ask you so many questions? “Are the items in the box fragile?” “Is there a replacement value?” “Have you ever shipped there before?” “What are you shipping? Does it contain any liquids, perishables, flammables, lithium batteries, explosives or other hazardous materials?” It may seem like we’re being nosey, … Continued

The Weighting Game

“Is the price of shipping based on the weight?” That may be the most frequently asked question we hear at our stores when a customer inquires about shipping a package. The answer to that question is “Yes . . . sort of.” The accurate answer will depend on how you’re shipping the package. UPS and FedEx use the … Continued