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Multi-Carrier Shipping Blog

2018 Annual Carrier Rate Updates

Posted by Rick Williams on Oct 24, 2017 1:40:00 PM

2018-carrier-rate-updates.jpgIt’s hard to believe that November is here already. The shorter days are a reminder that the holidays are rushing in along with a new year! Here’s what you need to know regarding the carrier rate updates for 2018.

DHL Express, FedEx and Purolator will increase their rates an average of 4.9%, effective January 1, 2018. These rates will come down automatically through each carrier’s nightly communication, therefore no effort is required on your part.

Read The Guide: Integrated Pack and Ship Stations

UPS will increase prices on average 4.9%, effective December 24, 2017.

  • UPS Ready web services - if you ship UPS using UPS Ready web services, rating occurs in real time, therefore no effort is required on your part.
  • UPS Consolidated Server component - if you use the UPS component installed locally on your Server, a Progistics update will be needed. ConnectShip expects to release a patch for the 2018 UPS Rate Update sometime around the week of December 11th. If you are familiar with installing a Progistics update, please feel free to proceed when you receive the announcement. Otherwise, CLS will create and distribute step by step installation instructions that you can use as a guide. The instructions will be emailed to our USP shippers within a day or two after ConnectShip releases the update.
    • Note: As always, CLS recommends that all changes be applied in a Test environment before implementing in Production.

If you have any questions or need assistance with installing the 2018 UPS Rate Update when it’s available, just let us know. Our support team is here to assist. Please send an email to support@creativelogistics.com or call us at 410.793.0708.

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