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FedEx Missing or Invalid Account Number

A FedEx invalid account fee applies if the shipper does not provide a valid or accurate FedEx account or credit card number for the selected billing option. For FedEx Ground, this includes requests to bill accounts that do not have a U.S. or Canadian billing address. This FedEx missing or…

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FedEx Ground Unauthorized Package Charge Increases and Rules

The FedEx Ground Unauthorized Package Charge is a fee rarely seen by shippers, but when it appears, a shipper will take action immediately! FedEx recently announced general changes to surcharges on unauthorized shipments that require additional handling. Generally, FedEx announces these fee increases in September each year, which go into…

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9 Ways to Reduce FedEx & UPS Shipping Costs

Let’s reduce shipping costs. FedEx and UPS are the world’s leading shipping couriers you can trust for speedy delivery of packages. Shipping costs can differ based on factors such as shipping destination, package size, weight, and shipping service selected. This blog presents ways to decrease shipping costs with FedEx and…

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UPS Holiday Surcharges – What you need to know

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How will UPS holiday season surcharges affect your business this year? From October 1, 2023, through January 13, 2024, UPS will apply peak surcharges to shipments that qualify as oversized, unauthorized, or require additional handling and existing charges. FedEx also implemented peak season surcharge increases as well. Check out this…

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2024 FedEx Rate Increase, Part 1: Surcharges

Effective January 1, 2024, all FedEx shippers will experience shipping rate changes. It is important to note that FedEx Express, Ground, and Home Delivery shipping rates will increase by an average of 5.9%.  Surcharge 2022 Price 2023 Price 2024 Price Address Correction $19.50 $21.00 $22.50 COD $17.50 $19.00 $20.00 Dangerous…

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What is UPS Direct Delivery Only?

UPS offers many delivery options to suit your business needs. Direct delivery only (DDO) is what the name indicates; all your parcels are delivered directly to you, the shipper, or the consignee. What is UPS Direct Delivery Only? Direct Delivery Only guarantees a package is delivered to the residential or…

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FedEx Surcharge Fee Price History

FedEx surcharge fees can account for a large portion of a company’s shipping costs each year. These other charges are also called accessorial fees and consequently increase each year. Thus, we have decided to keep a running tab on the surcharge price history. As a rule, the cost of all…

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2023 FedEx Rate Increase, Part 1: Surcharges

Effective January 2, 2023, all FedEx shippers will experience shipping rate changes. It is important to note that FedEx Express, Ground, and Home Delivery shipping rates will increase by an average of 6.9%. FedEx Freight rates will increase by an average of 6.9%-7.9%. We will explore the 2023 FedEx surcharge…

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UPS Over Maximum Limit Charge Have you at your Limit?

In 2011, United Parcel Service began charging more to handle oversized packages. Over maximum limit packages are heavier or larger than average, therefore costing UPS more internally to process. They are passing on the cost to the shippers and making more profit. How much is the UPS over maximum charge?…

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FedEx ID Scanning for Adult Signature Packages

FedEx ID Scanning for Adult Signature Packages

FedEx ID scanning will soon impact all shippers. On June 28, 2022, FedEx express and ground will enable ID scanning functionality for domestic deliveries which require an adult signature. FedEx’s ID scanning technology will electronically capture the recipient’s name and automate age verification. This new process removes the need for…

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FedEx Delivery Signature Options

FedEx Delivery Signature Options

FedEx provides three options when shippers require a signature upon delivery. Each delivery option has various costs and requirements. Indirect Signature Required, Direct Signature Required, and Adult Signature Required. However, Indirect Signature Required is available to residential addresses only. For destinations other than the U.S. and Canada, costs for Indirect…

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FedEx Priority Alerts: What You Need to Know

What is a FedEx Priority Alert? Every minute counts when you must deliver time and temperature-sensitive shipments in perfect condition. FedEx offers peace of mind for global customers who require the highest level of reliable monitoring for these types of shipments with FedEx Priority Alert. FedEx Priority Alert packages are…

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