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accessorial surcharges

FedEx Increases Unauthorized and Additional Handling Fees

FedEx recently announced general changes to surcharges on unauthorized shipments and packages that require additional handling; these higher fees go into effect September 3, 2018. FedEx’s Unauthorized Package Charge will more than double, from $300 to $675. The additional handling surcharge for packages weighing greater than 70 lbs. will increase…

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The 2018 Parcel Landscape: What to Expect

Looking ahead to 2018, it’s becoming increasingly clear how vital data is to a shipper’s business. Through data, you can identify how much you ship, when you ship and what your costs are for shipping in addition to identifying where opportunities are to save money on your parcel overhead –…

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The Refund of the Jedi (Part 3)

  What percentage of my shipping costs are made up of accessorial fees? 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…

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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…

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Accessorial Fee Wars (Part 1)

    Refund Retriever sponsors and attends many trade shows each year. Twice a year we have a table at the Independent Retailer Conference within ASD Las Vegas and we are repeatedly asked what can be done about all the “extra fees” on UPS and FedEx invoices. These extra fees…

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