Jan
2
2012

2012 FedEx Rate Increases

Once again following UPS, FedEx has announced their 2012 rate changes. The changes will take place on January 2, 2012; the same day that the new UPS rates take place. Below is a list of some of the changes

FedEx Rate Changes for 2012:

  • Rates increased an average of 5.9%. The rate increase was partially offset by adjusting the fuel price at which the fuel surcharge begins, reducing the fuel surcharge by 2%.
  • Minimum rates for FedEx Express services changed.
  • SmartPost rates increased.
  • Additional Handling Surcharge increased from $8 to $8.50.
  • Delivery Area Surcharge – The surcharge for commercial and extended commercial shipments increased from $1.85 per package to $2 per package.
  • FedEx Express and FedEx Ground services- The surcharge for residential shipments increased from $2.75 per package to $3 per package.
  • FedEx Express and FedEx Ground services – The charge for Direct Signature Required increased from $3.25 per package to $3.50 per package

The rate change that Shipsurance can help offset is the  annual raise in Declared Value cost:

  • Declared value fees for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground services – Increased from $0.75 to $0.80 per $100 of value. For U.S. package services, the charges apply to shipments valued in excess of $100, and the minimum charge increased from $2.25 to $2.40.
You can save up to 90% off of the FedEx Declared Value fees insuring with Shipsurance.
For a complete list of rate changes, visit: http://www.fedex.com/us/2012rates/rate-changes.html

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