How will the holiday FedEx peak surcharges affect your peak season business this year? From October 4 through January 16, 2022, FedEx will apply additional peak surcharges packages with specific characteristics. Specifically, shipments that qualify as oversized, unauthorized, or require additional handling will see a peak surcharge in addition to existing charges.
Peak Surcharge Amounts – 2021
|Surcharge Name||Surcharge Amount||Effective Date|
|Peak — Additional Handling Surcharge||$5.95 per package||October 4 to January 16, 2022|
|Peak — Oversize Charge||$62.50 per package||October 4 to January 16, 2022|
|Peak — Ground Unauthorized Package Charge||$350.00 per package||October 4 to January 16, 2022|
|Peak – FedEx Ground Economy (SmartPost)||$1.50 per package||November 1 to November 28, 2021|
|Peak – FedEx Ground Economy (SmartPost)||$3.00 per package||November 29 to December 12, 2021|
|Peak – FedEx Ground Economy (SmartPost)||$1.50 per package||December 13 to January 16, 2022|
How can you lower these peak charges?
Remember, these FedEx holiday surcharges will apply to all FedEx customers. Not just those shipping packages in the e-commerce space. Consequently, all parcel shippers must understand their shipping profiles to ensure the FedEx agreement is fair. In short, having accurate data will protect your bottom line. Some shippers might find it advantageous to move some of these affected packages from UPS to FedEx this year. Other shipping options could reduce your 2021 – 2022 FedEx peak surcharge totals.
Contact our parcel experts to reassess your carrier agreement with a risk-free contract analysis. Many shippers can lower holiday expenses during a FedEx agreement negotiation. FedEx can lower or reduce any surcharge or fee. You as a shipper, must quantify the impact of these fees. Once quantified, is the result great enough to ask for a reduction in these FedEx peak surcharges?