FedEx announces rate changes for January 2018

Shipping carriers routinely update their products, adding or removing features and services, as well as adjusting rates. These changes usually occur at the start of the year. For 2018, all major carriers announced rate and service changes.

ShippingEasy understands the importance of staying up to date with changes regarding rates and new or updated policies and procedures with each carrier . So we made it super simple to find that information. 

All rate change information is sited from Click here to see FedEx’ complete rate change notes. 

Here is a brief summary of what's changing for ShippingEasy subscribers who have connected their FedEx account with ShippingEasy:

Effective January 1, 2018

FedEx Express rates will increase an average of 4.9%.

This includes U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services. The minimum rates for FedEx Express services will also change.

Other services that will see this increase:

  • FedEx Ground and Home Delivery
  • FedEx International Premium
  • FedEx Ground Multiweight
  • FedEx SmartPost
  • FedEx Freight charges

Effective Jan. 22, 2018:

A 2.5% third-party billing surcharge for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipments billed to a third party for retail customers that ship under a vendor account or use drop shippers.

Criteria and pricing will change for packages that require additional handling, are oversized or are unauthorized.

FedEx SmartPost will apply dimensional weight pricing.


Related articles:

All Carrier Announcements
How to: Connect a FedEx account with ShippingEasy
How do I get billed for Fedex postage printed in ShippingEasy?
How do I contact FedEx?
How to: Bill my FedEx shipments to a third party account

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