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They Charged Me for What? Guide to FedEx Surcharge Abbreviations

By Last updated on: September 19, 2019

Surcharge Fees - FedEx

With dozens and dozens of FedEx fees and surcharges, it can be overwhelming trying to decipher what they mean. To help you better understand your FedEx invoice here is a helpful list of 75 FedEx surcharges along with their abbreviations. For a full description of all of these fees, their amount, and what services they apply to, see the “Fees and Other Shipping Information” section (on pages 109-122) of the 2012 FedEx Service Guide.

Invoice abbreviation Fee name in the FedEx Service Guide
Accessible Dangerous Goods Accessible Dangerous Goods
Additional Entry Line Items Fee Additional Entry Line Items Fee
Additional Handling Additional Handling Surcharge
Address Correction Address Correction
Advancement Fee Advancement Fee/Disbursement Fee
Air Waybill Change Fee Change of Air Waybill Charge
Alternate Address Pickup FedEx Ground® Alternate Address Pickup
Appointment FedEx Appointment Home Delivery®
Broker Select Option Broker Select Option Fee
Call Tag FedEx Ground® Call Tag
Clearance Entry Fee Clearance Entry Fee
COD FedEx Ground® C.O.D. – Collect on Delivery
Controlled Export Fee FedEx International Controlled Export
Courier Pickup Charge Courier Pickup Charge/On-Call Courier Pickup Charge
Currency Conversion Currency Conversion
DAS Comm. Delivery Area Surcharge: Commercial
DAS Resi. Delivery Area Surcharge: Residential
DAS Extended Comm. Delivery Area Surcharge: Extended Commercial
DAS Extended Resi. Delivery Area Surcharge: Extended Residential
DAS Alaska Comm. Delivery Area Surcharge: Alaska Commercial
DAS Alaska Resi. Delivery Area Surcharge: Alaska Residential
DAS Hawaii Comm. Delivery Area Surcharge: Hawaii Commercial
DAS Hawaii Resi. Delivery Area Surcharge: Hawaii Residential
Date Certain FedEx Date Certain Home Delivery®
Declared Value Charge Declared Value
Delivery Reattempt Charge Delivery Reattempt Charge
Delivery Signature Options FedEx® Delivery Signature Options
Dimensional Weight Dimensional Weight
Duties and Taxes Duties and Taxes
ECOD FedEx Ground® Electronic C.O.D. (E.C.O.D.)
EEI Filing Fee Electronic Export Information Filing Fee
Entry Copy Entry Copy
Evening FedEx Evening Home Delivery®
Express Tag FedEx ExpressTag®
Extended Delivery Area Extended Service Area Delivery
Extended Pickup Area Extended Service Area Pickup
Extra Services Charge Extra Services Charge
Fax or Call Fee Fax or Call Fee
FedEx Collect on Delivery FedEx® Collect on Delivery (C.O.D.)
Food/Food Products Notice Prior Notice for Food and Food Products
Fuel Surcharge Fuel Surcharge
Govt. Agency Processing Fee Other Government Agency, per entry
Hazardous Materials Hazardous Materials
Inaccessible Dangerous Goods Inaccessible Dangerous Goods
Inside Delivery Charge Inside Delivery Charge
Inside Pickup Charge Inside Pickup Charge
Intl. ODA Surcharge International Out-of-Delivery-Area Surcharge
Intl. OPA Surcharge International Out-of-Pickup-Area Surcharge
Live Entry Processing Fee Live Entry Processing
Metro Service Area Delivery Metro Service Area Delivery
Metro Service Area Pickup Metro Service Area Pickup
Minimum Billable Weight Minimum Billable Weight for FedEx Express Packaging
Missing/Invalid Account Number Missing or Invalid Account Number
Northern Canada Surcharge Northern Canada Surcharge
Oversize Charge Oversize Charge
Payer Rebilling Payer Rebilling
POD Advantage Charge FedEx Ground P.O.D. Advantage
P/U Charge (Intl. Premium) Pickup Charge (FedEx International Premium®)
Reroute of Shipment Reroute of Shipment
Residential Delivery Chg. Residential Delivery Charge
Residential P/U Chg. Residential Pickup Charge
Return Email Label FedEx Email Return Label
Return On-Call Surcharge Return On-Call Pickup Surcharge
Return Print Label FedEx Print Return Label
Saturday Delivery Saturday Delivery
Saturday Pickup Saturday Pickup
Special Brokerage Processing Other Special Brokerage Processing
SPOD via SO Envelope Signature Proof of Delivery via FedEx Standard Overnight® Envelope
Storage Charge Storage Charge
Temporary Import Fee Temporary Import Entry, per entry
U.S. ATF Processing Fee U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Clearance
U.S. Dept. of Defense Processing Fee Entry of Goods Pursuant to U.S. Department of Defense Contracts
U.S. FDA Processing Fee U.S. Food and Drug Administration Clearance
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Processing Fee U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Clearance
Weekly Pickup Fee Weekly Pickup Fee


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