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I'm a little disgusted by EshIpper of late.

ALTHOUGH, forEVER, they nickle and dime me up the Wazoo with post-invoicing penny to a dollar adjustments, I figured they would've got their ***** together after nearly a decade of using them. I'm wrong.

Over the past several years I have stopped needing their services entirely., except for three occasions (most recently last month).

I just realized that on EACH occasion, they have issued a dollar amount adjustment after the invoice.

WHY ARE THEY SO INCOMPETENT, even after all these years???? I can't believe this is the 'industry standard'.

What annoys the hell outta me is that I already PAID the invoice, so now I just issued a $1.28 SECOND payment on this.
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Well, their invoicing might be a pain but man their prices are good.

I needed to ship a medium size box from Alberta to Vancouver, 22x15x4 @ 3lbs.

Canada Post Xpresspost - $34
My UPS Small Business Account - $24
eShipper UPS - $7.50

Ridiculous discount.
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LOL., that is impressive. I don't see 66% savings usually, back in the day at most it was 25-40%off.
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scouzer wrote:
Dec 15th, 2014 10:36 pm
Well, their invoicing might be a pain but man their prices are good.

I needed to ship a medium size box from Alberta to Vancouver, 22x15x4 @ 3lbs.

Canada Post Xpresspost - $34
My UPS Small Business Account - $24
eShipper UPS - $7.50

Ridiculous discount.
Well, bad news. For 2015 eShipper's prices have increased dramatically.

If I were to reship this package I shipped only a month ago, eShipper now charges $15.42 for UPS Standard. $7.80 to $15.42 for the 2014 v 2015 rates. Ouch.

For comparison, my UPS Small Business account with 30% discount shows the rate $27.41, so eShipper is still a major savings.
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With the 2015 pricing in effect, are there any alternatives?
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tours99 wrote:
Jan 21st, 2015 1:09 pm
With the 2015 pricing in effect, are there any alternatives?
I've found 4. None are as good as eShipper's old rates.

Best rates - Netparcel
Unknown rates - Flagship, I don't have an account
Higher Rates, same concept - secureship.ca
Costco's Solution has no UPS so the rates aren't great - shiptime.com
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scouzer wrote:
Jan 21st, 2015 2:22 pm
I've found 4. None are as good as eShipper's old rates.

Best rates - Netparcel
Unknown rates - Flagship, I don't have an account
Higher Rates, same concept - secureship.ca
Costco's Solution has no UPS so the rates aren't great - shiptime.com
Netparcel is owned by eshipper
Flagship has slightly higher rates and can some times be cheaper
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tours99 wrote:
Jan 21st, 2015 2:25 pm
Netparcel is owned by eshipper
Flagship has slightly higher rates and can some times be cheaper
Are you sure Netparcel is owned by eShipper? Their website is dramatically better, and their shipping rates are different.
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Sonofagun! Great find, scouzer!

1 lb 10" cube from T5J 2R7 to V5Y 1V4:
eShipper: $14.90
Netparcel: $8.74

And the website is indeed ultra slick.
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PianoGuy wrote:
Jan 21st, 2015 9:14 pm
Sonofagun! Great find, scouzer!

1 lb 10" cube from T5J 2R7 to V5Y 1V4:
eShipper: $14.90
Netparcel: $8.74

And the website is indeed ultra slick.
Interesting.....
Compared multiple shipments eshipper was lower on ALL, also possible eshipper didnt update the pricing on netparcel as of yet
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Could Netparcel also ship to South America?
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