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2019 FedEx Price Increase, Part 1: Surcharges

By November 6, 2018

Shipping items with FedEx is getting more expensive. FedEx announced an average general rate increase of 4.9% starting January 7, 2019. This is the same average increase FedEx implemented in 2018. We will calculate the actual price increase for each service in a later blog.

Surcharge Name

Applicable Services

2018

2019

Additional Handling Surcharge (Dimension)Express & Ground Services$12$13.50
Address CorrectionExpress & Ground Services$15$16
Dangerous Goods (dry ice)Express Package Services$5.25$5.55
Delivery Area SurchargeExpress & Ground (Residential)$4$4.20
Express & Ground (Extended Residential)$4.40$4.65
Express (Commercial, Extended Comm)$2.70$2.85
Ground (Commercial, Extended Comm)$2.55$2.70
Collect on Delivery (C.O.D.)Express Package Services$13.50$14.50
Delivery Signature Options (Adult)Express Package Services$5.75$6.05
Delivery Signature Options (Direct or Indirect)Express Package Services$4.75$5
FedEx Print Return LabelExpress Package Services$0.50$1.00
Oversize ChargeExpress Package Services$80$90
Residential Delivery ChargeExpress & Ground Services$4.15$4.40
FedEx Home Delivery$3.60$3.80

The FedEx ground and home delivery minimum charge will go from $7.58 to $7.85. This is an increase of 3.6%. Remember, the carriers apply a minimum net charge to all packages, this is the lowest amount a shipper will pay to send any package.

Here is a PDF with all FedEx standard list rates for 2019. We will be analyzing these rate increases in an upcoming blog. Stay tuned.

How to lessen the 2019 FedEx price increase impact on your company…

All companies need to explore all viable options to help minimize the impact of the 2019 price increases on their supply chain. One option is late delivery auditing, Refund Retriever’s late package refund technology will monitor all of your shipping activity to have money credited back to your carrier invoices.

Another option is a full carrier agreement analysis. Refund Retriever’s contract experts will assess your current carrier agreements and parcel spend. Our free benchmark analysis is a great place to start, when was the last time your agreement was reviewed by industry experts? Which surcharges cost you the most? Are your shipments packaged cost effectively? Are you getting the best discounts possible? Let our team help your logistics manager.

Conclusion

FedEx and UPS do not make identifying and submitting claims easy. Lucky for you the programming geeks at Refund Retriever have automated the late delivery refund logistics no matter how many packages your company ships each day. Cut costs and ship smart with Refund Retriever.

 

Brian Gibbs

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Brian Gibbs | President of Refund Retriever

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 then 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 www.refundretriever.com or call (800) 441-8085 for more information.

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