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Saturday, November 19, 2005

UPS Rates Up

UPS rates have skyrocketed this past year, mostly in terms of their fuel surcharge fee. Their base rates, however, will also be going up in 2006 (competitor FedEx announced similar increases last month). Of particular interest to booksellers (particularly those receiving incoming freight), is the fact that Ground rates will increase nearly 4 percent, with no decrease in the fuel surcharge. BSOB still recommends using DHL, which offers more competitive rates and better service than both of the main American carriers (unfortunately). We are not affiliated with any of these services in any way. (Full information: LAT News article)