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accessorial fees

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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FedEx Fuel Surcharges

What are FedEx Fuel Surcharges? Does your company ship with FedEx? You know FedEx fuel surcharges and understand these additional costs of transportation impact profitability.  Accordingly, fuel surcharge is an extra fee by FedEx to cover the fluctuating cost of fuel. The calculation is a percentage of the base rate and…

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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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