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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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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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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 Audit Fee: Shipping Charge Correction Audit Fee

In June 2018, UPS increased a few surcharges and announced a new shipping charge correction audit fee. A UPS audit fee will be charged when the average shipping charge correction during a week exceeds $2.00 per package, subject to a shipping charge correction. This Shipping Charge Correction Audit Fee does…

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Carrier Package Minimums: What You Need To Know 

Many shippers have no clue how the carrier package minimum charge from FedEx and UPS minimum affects their overall shipping spend. Most companies do not realize carrier package minimums override a large percentage of the negotiated discount rates. Shippers must know the contractual UPS minimum net or FedEx minimum package charge….

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Freight Retriever Rate Comparison

Refund Retriever has teamed up with Freight Cowboy to make LTL and truckload freight as easy as shipping a FedEx or UPS package. In just a few easy steps you can see a savings of 15-25% off your current rates by assessing our negotiated contract rates based on a billion…

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Make America Freight Again!

As your business grows, so should freight costs. Above-average increases in freight costs could indicate your expenses are cutting into your bottom line. When freight spending becomes a large percentage of total revenue, it has a negative impact overall.   Refund Retriever is proud to introduce Freight Retriever. Our new…

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Contract Negotiations for Small Parcel Shipping

The real question here is not: why should your business negotiate better shipping rates? But instead – why not? But before you call your friendly carrier rep for a meeting, there are a few FedEx service agreement discount strategies to consider first. No one knows your business as you do….

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Why 71 lbs Can be Bad News for a Shipper

Can just one pound of weight significantly affect your shipping costs? Absolutely! 71lbs is a bad weight for small parcel shipping, FedEx and UPS in particular. Pro tip: keep your shipments at 70 pounds or less if you can help it. UPS can tack on many additional charges to your…

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Major 2011 Accessorial Fee Increases

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FedEx and UPS surcharge increases are here. In a not so shocking move, FedEx and UPS increased their additional fees and other charges. The FedEx and UPS surcharge increases have become about 35% of the total transportation costs. These accessorial fees are up from a low of 5% to a high…

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2011 FedEx Accessorial Fee List

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The following 2011 FedEx accessorial fee 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 taken place since this list was…

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