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FedEx Increases Unauthorized and Additional Handling Fees

FedEx increases unauthorized and additional handling fees! This seems to be the same statement year after year. FedEx recently announced general changes to surcharges on unauthorized shipments and packages that require additional handling. Generally, FedEx announces these fees increases in September each year and they go into effect at the…

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FedEx Oversize Charge

The FedEx oversize charge for many shippers is a shipping expense that cannot be avoided. Many shippers do not know what these are until the charge is on a FedEx invoice. Let’s look at the definition of the FedEx oversize charge, the price of FedEx oversize charge and FedEx peak season oversize…

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FedEx Holiday Surcharges – What you need to know

How will the holiday FedEx peak surcharges affect your peak season business this year? From October 1 through January 5, 2020, FedEx will apply additional peak surcharges packages with certain characteristics. Specifically, shipments that qualify as oversized, unauthorized or require additional handling will see a peak surcharge in addition to existing charges….

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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. Many shippers want to know UPS vs FedEx rates, which is better.  Through data, you can identify how much you ship, when you ship and what your costs are for shipping in addition to…

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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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