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accessorial fees

FedEx & UPS Late Fees

As with all vendors, FedEx and UPS want to be paid in a timely manner. Since 2003, there has been a 6% UPS late fee penalty. Now, there will be a FedEx late fee penalty that matches UPS. We are now seeing the implementation of the FedEx late fee charge….

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What Is a UPS Third-Party Billing Fee?

Third-party shipping is a huge part of today’s e-commerce landscape. Therefore it is vital to understand this fee and know how it is affecting your daily shipping costs. Beginning in 2016, UPS began charging a third-party billing fee, 2.5% of the total shipping charge billed to the Third Party. However,…

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The Refund of the Jedi (Part 3)

Shipping fees and accessorial surcharges? Accessorial fee surcharges for additional, supplemental or value-added services can easily account for up to 40 percent of your overall FedEx or UPS invoice costs. After doing some research with our own data, we found something interesting. FedEx invoices consistently proved to have a higher…

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The Carrier Strikes Back (Part 2)

FedEx and UPS both include accessorial fees, there is no getting around them. Accessorial charges have rate increases each year just as the general rates. Accessorial fee surcharges for additional, supplemental or value-added services can easily account for up to 40 percent of your overall FedEx or UPS invoice costs. When do…

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Parcel Service Fee Negotiation: What you should know

In our previous blog articles, we’ve discussed why you should negotiate rates with your shipping carrier, even tips on preparing for negotiations. Now, we’ll discuss WHAT to negotiate. Parcel service fee negotiation is important. You may hear some say fee XYZ can be negotiated or fee ABC cannot be negotiated….

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