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FedEx announces 2018 shipping rate increases

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

The various FedEx divisions have announced shipping rate increases that will come into effect on 1 January 2018.

There will be an average increase of 4.9% for most services across the FedEx portfolio.

FedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9% for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services, but FedEx One Rate pricing will increase by an average of 3.5%.

FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx Freight shipping rates will increase by an average of 4.9%.

In addition to the New Year shipping rate increases, FedEx also announced some more changes that will come into effect from 22 January:

  • a Third Party Billing Surcharge will apply to FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipments that are billed to a third party
  • applicable criteria and pricing for packages that require additional handling, are oversized, or are unauthorized, will change
  • FedEx SmartPost will apply dimensional weight pricing, and the Non-Machinable Surcharge will change
  • FedEx Freight will implement an Over Length Surcharge of $85 per shipment and will be applied to shipments with dimensions of 8 feet or greater and less than 12 feet.

Details of all changes to rates and surcharges are available at:

Source: FedEx


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FedEx announces 2018 shipping rate increases

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