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Heads Up: FedEx Will Soon Expand Size Surcharge to More Packages

By Krystal Steinmetz / / March 20th, 2016

The shipping company is adding a surcharge to more packages beginning in June. Find out which parcels will be impacted.
Size matters; at least when it comes to FedEx shipping charges.

The global delivery company announced it’s lowering the size threshold for packages that are assessed a handling surcharge, according to Internet Retailer.

Currently, FedEx charges customers an extra fee to ship packages that are 60 or more inches long. Starting June 1, you’ll have to fork over more money if you want to ship anything 48 or more inches long.

“We are seeing a significant increase in nontraditional items now being purchased online, mattresses to new swing sets and big-screen TVs just to name a few,” FedEx Executive Vice President Mike Glenn told analysts on a March 16 earnings call, according to a transcript from Seeking Alpha. “We welcome this opportunity but it is important that we price these items accordingly to account for the operational complexities, such as manual sortation to person delivery, et cetera.” - 24/7 Support including Chat

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