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FedEx Announces Price Increases for 2017

By September 29, 2016

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FedEx has announced shipping rate and surcharge changes for 2017 that do not match those announced by UPS on September 1st.

Effective January 2, 2017 FedEx will increase shipping rates as follows:

  • FedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 3.9% for US services
    • UPS services will increase 4.9% for same service categories.
  • FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9%.
    • This is the same as UPS.
  • The domestic dimensional weight calculation (DIM) for FedEx packages will change from 166 to 139. This is already the current divisor for international shipments.

On February 6, 2017, the fuel surcharge percentage for FedEx will be adjusted weekly and not based on a monthly average. Currently, adjustments are made on a monthly basis with a 2 month lag between the U.S. Government published fuel indexes and the fuel surcharges.

For more information please follow this link FedEx 2017 Express & Ground pricing:

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., between the contiguous U.S. and Canada, within Canada, between the contiguous U.S. and Mexico, and within Mexico. The FedEx Freight Extreme Length surcharge will move from $85 to $150 and will be applied to shipments with dimensions of 12 feet or greater instead of 15 feet. FedEx SameDay City pricing changes for calendar 2017 will be announced later this year.

Other FedEx surcharges and fees will increase in 2017. Here is a condensed list of  surcharge changes will take effect January 2, 2017.  For the full list please see this:


Surcharge Name
Applicable Services
Additional Handling Surcharge
U.S. Express package and U.S. and International Ground$10.50 per package$11 per package
International Express$10.50 per shipment$11 per shipment
Address Correction
U.S. & International Express; and U.S. and International Ground$13 per correction$14 per correction
Delivery Area Surcharge
U.S. Express, FedEx Ground (residential)$3.70 per package$3.90 per package
U.S. Express and Ground (extended residential)$4 per package$4.20 per package
U.S. Express (commercial, extended commercial)$2.45 per package$2.60 per package
FedEx Ground (commercial, extended commercial)$2.30 per package$2.45 per package
FedEx Home Delivery® (residential)$3.15 per package$3.35 per package
Extended Service Area Delivery
U.S. Express Freight$120 per shipment$125 per shipment
FedEx® Collect on Delivery (C.O.D.)
U.S. Express$12.50 per package$13 per package
FedEx® Delivery Signature Options
U.S. Express; U.S. and International Ground
Adult Signature Required: $5.25 per packageAdult Signature Required: $5.50 per package
Direct Signature Required, Indirect Signature Required: $4.25 per packageDirect Signature Required, Indirect Signature Required: $4.50 per package
International Express
Adult Signature Required: $5.25 per shipmentAdult Signature Required: $5.50 per shipment
Direct Signature Required, Indirect Signature Required: $4.25 per shipmentDirect Signature Required, Indirect Signature Required: $4.50 per shipment
FedEx Ground® C.O.D.
FedEx Ground, International Ground$12.50 per package$13 per package
Ground Weekly Pickup Fee
Ground Services$12.50 per week (invoiced weekly shipping charges of $75 or more) $25 per week (invoiced weekly shipping charges of less than $75)$13 per week (invoiced weekly shipping charges of $75 or more) $26 per week (invoiced weekly shipping charges of less than $75)
Hazardous Materials
FedEx Ground$30 per package$32 per package
Oversize Charge
U.S. Express and U.S. and International Ground$67.50 per package$72.50 per package
Residential Delivery Charge
U.S. Express and U.S. and International Ground$3.65 per package$3.85 per package
International Express (to Canada, and U.S. import-rated shipments from all origins)$3.65 per shipment$3.85 per shipment
FedEx Home Delivery$3.25 per package$3.45 per package


These increases in charges will impact your bottom line.  Rising freight costs and transportation impact your bottom line.  Contact Refund Retriever to gain insight to your rising logistics costs.  Refund Retriever was founded in 2006 in Houston, Texas and can provide a full suite of accessorial charge reports and discount rate analysis to reduce your shipping costs.

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