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Major 2011 Accessorial Fee Increases

By Last updated on: January 10, 2019

Fees - FedEx & UPSFedEx and UPS surcharge increases are here. In a not so shocking move, FedEx and UPS increased their additional fees and other charges. The FedEx and UPS surcharge increases have become about 35% of the total transportation costs. These accessorial fees are up from a low of 5% to a high of 14%. These additional charges do nothing to increase your discounts or spending based incentives.

 2019 FedEx Surcharge Increases  2019 UPS Accessorial Fee Increases

Shipping Fees

All costs shown are per-package:

Fee   Cost in 2010   Addition   Cost in 2011
Added Handling $7.50   + $0.50 $8.00
Address Correction   $10.00 + $1.00   $11.00
COD Fees $10.00 + $0.50 $10.50
On call residential pickup $2.20 + $0.25 $2.45
DAS commercial $1.70 + $0.15 $1.85
DAS extended residential $2.75 + $0.25 $3.00
DAS extended commercial $1.70 + $0.15 $1.85
DAS residential $2.50 + $0.25 $2.75
DAS CWT maximum assessed $8.50 + $0.75 $9.25
Declared value minimum $2.10 + $0.15 $2.25
Declared value per $ 100 $0.70 + $0.05 $0.75
Delivery intercept $11.00 + $3.00 $14.00
Signature indirect $1.75 + $0.25 $2.00
Direct signature $3.00 + $0.25 $3.25
Adult signature $4.00 + $0.25 $4.25
Residential Air surcharge $2.50 + $0.25 $2.75
Residential Ground surcharge $2.20 + $0.25 $2.45

Shipping Consultants

The addition of even more FedEx and UPS surcharge increases means it’s even more complicated to detect issues, request refunds, and verify they have been applied to your account. Increased fees mean it’s more important than ever to get the refunds you deserve.

Contact the shipping consultants at Refund Retriever today to lower the cost of your FedEx and UPS.  Our shipping software will instantly lower the amount of your carrier invoices.  Late package refund logistics is tough, Refund Retriever is the answer for your business.

Brian Gibbs

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Brian Gibbs founded Refund Retriever in 2006 while running his first eBay-based business and seeing the shortcomings of other shipment auditing companies. Refund Retriever's primary focus is FedEx and UPS parcel invoice auditing. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2001, he graduated from the University of Houston in 2004 with a JD and MBA. Gibbs has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and other publications discussing parcel auditing, shipping, e-commerce, and more. Learn more at or call (800) 441-8085 for more information.

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