FedEx Holiday Surcharges
How will the FedEx holiday surcharges affect your peak season business this year? From November 19 through December 24, 2018, FedEx will apply additional peak surcharges to shipments that qualify as oversized, unauthorized or require additional handling, in addition to existing charges. FedEx will not apply additional residential surcharges during the holiday season, UPS will apply additional residential surcharges. UPS and FedEx take different approaches to peak surcharges.
|Surcharge Name||Current Surcharge Amount||Peak Season Surcharge Name||2018 Additional Peak Surcharge Amount||2019 Additional Peak Surcharge Amount|
|Additional Handling Surcharge (dimension)|| |
|Peak – Additional Handling Surcharge||$ 15.20||TBA|
|Peak – Additional Handling Surcharge||$ 20||Peak – Additional Handling Surcharge|| |
|Additional Handling Surcharge (packaging)|| |
|Peak – Additional Handling Surcharge|| |
|Ground Unauthorized Package Charge|| |
|Peak – Ground Unauthorized Package Charge|| |
|Oversize Charge||$ 80||Peak – Oversize Charge|| |
FedEx recently announced more changes to surcharges on unauthorized shipments and packages requiring additional handling, these will become effective September 3rd. Details can be found here.
These FedEx holiday surcharges are applied to all FedEx customers, not just those shipping packages in the e-commerce space. Parcel shippers must understand their shipping profiles to ensure their agreement is fair, having proper 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.
Contact our parcel experts to reassess your carrier agreement with a risk-free contract analysis.