FedEx and UPS both include accessorial fees, there is no getting around them. Accessorial charges have rate increases each year just as the general rates. Accessorial fee surcharges for additional, supplemental or value added services can easily account for up to 40 percent of your overall FedEx or UPS invoice costs.
When do you see accessorial fees applied?
Accessorial charges are assessed while a shipment is in transit or upon its delivery and can present an important cost management issue for shippers.
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There are numerous accessorial charges for each package and these definitely make up a high percentage of your overall shipping expenses. Fortunately, you can reduce shipping costs because of these charges. Why? Once these charges are approved, you can bet that the carrier invoices contain errors which means you could be eligible for billing mistake refunds or credits to your account!
How Many accessorial fees are there?
FedEx and UPS identify over 100 accessorial surcharges, many with variations in names and cost for a single service. Our data shows nearly 300 additional fees that are not a part of the base shipping rates!
The most common FedEx and UPS accessorial fees include:
- Dimensional Weight Pricing
- Fuel Surcharge
- Residential Surcharge
- Delivery Area Surcharge
- Extended Area Surcharge
Stay tuned to the third installment of our trilogy to see some real data…