‘Average Rate Increases’ the carriers announced may not match your experience

January 23, 2013 (CLEVELAND, OH) – The impact of shipping rate hikes on small businesses may not reflect the average increases published by the major small package carriers, according to the 2013 Small Package Rate Increase report published by PartnerShip LLC, a leading provider of shipping solutions to small businesses nationwide.

Once again, the major small package carriers, FedEx and UPS, have started the New Year by raising their shipping rates. “The carrier rate increases are generally announced as ‘average rate increases,’” says John Finucane, PartnerShip president and chief operating officer. “However, the actual impact on small businesses is generally anything but average. Much depends on shipment volume, size, weight, destination distance, and type of service. The PartnerShip annual small package report provides small businesses with detailed insights on the rate increase and surcharge impacts, making it a valuable tool they can use to better budget their shipping expenditures.”

To help shippers sort through the various details of the rate increases, the shipping experts at PartnerShip have analyzed the carriers’ new rates and produced a set of tables and insights that it shares with customers and prospects of its small package shipping services, free of charge. The full report can be read by visiting www.PartnerShip.com/RateIncrease. Additionally, shippers who are unclear on the impact of the rate increases can request a free, no-obligation shipping analysis at the conclusion of the report.

About PartnerShip LLC

PartnerShip® is a leading provider of shipping solutions to small- and medium-size businesses nationwide. It has more than 20 years of experience developing and managing LTL freight, small package, tradeshow, and specialized shipping programs for over 100 association groups and thousands of customers. Founded in 1989 as subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores, today it has offices in Cleveland, OH, and Irvine, CA. Please visit www.PartnerShip.com for more information. Follow PartnerShip on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PartnerShipLLC.

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