As if Covid-19 and the bogged down U.S. postal system wasn't enough to make any online customers throw their hands in the air, now the Shipping Carriers has announced their shipping rates are increasing by almost 5% across carriers.
Coming into effect in 2021 are the new freight rates that all of the carriers are placing into effect for 2021.
Here are the expected changes for USPS, UPS and FedEx for domestic shipments in the U.S.
USPS rates go into effect on January 24, 2021 for USPS services will increase by an average of 4.9% on all shipment methods.
The UPS has already published its increase of an average 4.9%, which was enacted on December 27, 2020.
So far there has been no word from Fedex on any increase.
So what that means for customers who are purchasing any products which require shipping is that you will pay an increase in shipping costs whether you see it or not. It's not because your retailers want to increase your prices, because we don't. It's hard enough competing with the AMAZING.COM and the WALNOT.COM retailers who buy their goods from China, Taiwan and India where they are cheaply made by unethically treated workers.
So as you shop and compare, please remember that all of our products are purchased and produced by American owned and operated companies, proudly making top quality products for our vehicles here in the United States under the strictest OSHA standards. There's no doubt that you could probably find something "cheaper" somewhere else. We have never claimed to be the cheapest. We only claim to sell the highest quality products from the original manufacturers as they are labeled. They may cost a little more to ship, but you save money on tax, and possibly the longevity of your vehicle. We don't make money on shipping. The carriers do. And we still have to pay someone to pack it and get it to you.
Thanks to our loyal customers. We appreciate you.