FedEx peak surcharges are in place due to the pandemic and will increase due to holiday season shipping. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape transportation all across the world. FedEx has kept commerce moving and delivered shipments throughout this trying time. Since we are entering another holiday peak season, FedEx expects extended high demand for capacity and increased operating expenses. Additionally, FedEx expects the swell in residential volume to transfer over into 2022. These adjustments are significant and will undoubtedly impact all shippers.
|Surcharge Name||Applicable Services||Surcharge Amount||Effective Date|
|Peak — Additional Handling Surcharge||U.S. Express & Ground Services||$5.95 per package||October 4, 2021 – January 16, 2022|
|Peak Surcharge||FedEx Ground Economy (SmartPost)||$1.50 per package||November 1, 2021 – November 28, 2021|
|Peak Surcharge||FedEx Ground Economy (SmartPost)||$3.00 per package||November 29, 2021 – December 12, 2021|
|Peak Surcharge||FedEx Ground Economy (SmartPost)||$1.50 per package||December 13, 2021 – January 16, 2022|
|Peak — Ground Unauthorized Package Charge||U.S. Express & Ground Services||$ 350 per package||October 4, 2021 – January 16, 2022|
|Peak — Residential Delivery Charge||U.S. Express & Ground Services||$ 1.15 – $ 6.00||November 1, 2021 – January 16, 2022|
|Peak — Oversize Charge||U.S. Express & Ground Services||$62.50 per package||October 4, 2021 – January 16, 2022|
|Residential Delivery Charge1||U.S. Express & Ground Services||$0.60 per package||Beginning January 17, 2022|
1Customers who ship more than 25,000 weekly average residential FedEx ground economy, express, and ground U.S. domestic (excluding FedEx One Rate )
Peak — Residential Delivery Charge
The 2022 FedEx Peak residential delivery surcharge will be billed separately and only apply to customers at the enterprise level. These are customers who:
- Within a given week, ship 25,000 FedEx Express or FedEx Ground residential packages combined
- (not counting FedEx SmartPost or One Rate); and
- Beginning on January 17, 2022, customers who shipped more than 25,000 weekly average residential packages will be charged an additional $0.60 per residential package for the Residential Delivery Charge.
Peak Oversize Charge
If you are unsure of what an oversize charge is, here is a refresher. A FedEx oversize is any package that:
- exceeds 96 inches in length, or
- 130 inches in length and girth
The length and girth are length + (2 times the height) +(2 times the width). Remember always to round up.
International FedEx Peak Surcharges
FedEx announced a surcharge on all FedEx Express international parcel and freight shipments beginning April 6, 2020. Since April of 2020, these surcharges have increased. However, these surcharges do not apply to domestic shipments.
How can you lessen peak surcharges?
The 2022 FedEx Peak Surcharge will have an impact on all FedEx shippers. However, these can be negated with enough preparation. Therefore, if you have questions about these impacts feel free to reach out. Refund Retriever understands the cost of logistics and transportation impact your bottom line. This includes data analysis of surcharge usage or negotiating a new agreement with FedEx. We are always happy to help.