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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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Increased Shipping Surcharges During the Holiday Season

  FedEx and UPS have announced additional fees for packages shipped during these busy shipping seasons. FedEx will increase three surcharges and UPS will implement new peak season surcharges. UPS’s fees apply mainly to residential deliveries since they are inefficient due to homes being more spread out. FedEx The following…

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ASD Market Week 2016

  ASD Market Week is the most comprehensive business to business trade show that brings the world’s widest variety of retail merchandise together under one roof.  ASD Market Week is held twice per year in Las Vegas and Refund Retriever will be there July 31, 2016 to August 3, 2016…

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How does the cost of transportation impact your business?

If you had visited the Refund Retriever booth at WooConf or Channel Advisor’s Catalyst this past year you had the chance to play a frustrating hook and ring game. It’s a fun little game we brought to provide some entertainment and we had a huge request from people to have…

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2012 UPS Accessorial Fee Changes

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New year, new rate changes for UPS services. According to UPS’s own website dedicated to the changes, the rates for Ground, Air, and International services increased almost 5%. These are the changes to the UPS accessorial fees. In the majority of the cases, this simply shows how much the item…

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2011 UPS Accessorial Fee List

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Here’s a full list of UPS’s accessorial fees for 2011: Domestic: Additional Handling – $8.00 Address Correction (Maximum Per Shipment) $77.00 Address Correction- Air $11.00 Address Correction- Ground $11.00 C.O.D.s – $10.50 Carbon Neutral Surcharge – Air $0.20 Carbon Neutral Surcharge – Ground $0.05 Chargeback for Consignee Billing Shipments –…

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2011 FedEx Accessorial Fee List

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Here’s a partial list of FedEx’s accessorial fees for 2011: The following surcharge changes took effect Jan. 4, 2010, unless otherwise noted FedEx Express®, FedEx Ground® and FedEx Home Delivery® services. Please refer to the FedEx Service Guide for a complete list of charges and any increase that might have…

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