By 24/7 Staff / www.supplychain247.com / September 15th, 2015
The Memphis, Tennessee-based company said today it's making that change because people are shipping larger, heavier packages, and residential deliveries have increased.
FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp., will increase shipping rates effective January 4, 2016.
FedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9% for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services.
FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9%. FedEx SmartPost rates will also change.
FedEx is also increasing surcharges for shipments that exceed the published maximum dimensions (“unauthorized packages”) in the FedEx Ground network and updating certain fuel surcharge tables at FedEx Express and FedEx Ground effective November 2, 2015.
Details of these changes will be available on fedex.com by September 23, 2015.
Unauthorized packages that exceed the length or weight limitations of the FedEx Ground network are handled at the option of FedEx Ground.
The changes related to fuel and unauthorized surcharges are in response to changing industry demand dynamics, including increases in average package size and weight and increased residential deliveries.
FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9%.
This rate change applies to eligible FedEx Freight shipments within the U.S. (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), between the contiguous U.S. and Canada, within Canada, between the contiguous U.S. and Mexico, and within Mexico.
Details of all changes to rates and surcharges are available at: FedEx Shipping Rates
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