The Facts About FedEx & UPS Shipping Changes

The Facts About FedEx & UPS Shipping Changes
Wednesday, October 14, 2015

WHAT IS CHANGING?

Effective from 26 October 2015, UPS will increase shipping rates:

  • UPS Freight rates will increase by an average of 4.9%

Effective from 2 November 2015, UPS will increase surcharges for Over Maximum Packages

Effective from 2 November 2015, FedEx will increase surcharges for shipments that exceed the published maximum dimensions (“unauthorised packages”) in the FedEx Ground network:

  • The charge for unauthorised packages will increase from $57.50 per package to $110.00 per package

  • The charge is assessed for the following conditions:

    • Any package measuring more than 108 inches (2.74 m) in length

    • Any package measuring more than 165 inches (4.19 m) in length and girth combined

    • Any package weighing more than 150 lbs (68 kg)

  • Unauthorised packages that exceed the length or weight limitations of the FedEx Ground network will be handled at the discretion of FedEx Ground

Effective from 2 November 2015, Fedex and UPS are updating certain fuel surcharge tables

Effective from 28 December 2015, UPS will increase shipping rates:

  • UPS Ground rates and accessorial charges will increase by an average of 4.9% 

  • UPS Air and International services (including UPS Air Freight between the US, Canada and Puerto Rico) will increase by an average of 5.2%

Effective from 4 January 2016, FedEx will increase shipping rates:

  • FedEx Express charges will increase by an average of 4.9% for US domestic, US export and US import services

  • FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery charges will increase by an average of 4.9%

  • FedEx Freight charges will increase by an average of 4.9% for eligible shipments within the US, between the contiguous US and Canada, within Canada, between the contiguous US and Mexico, and within Mexico

  • FedEx SmartPost rates will also change

 

HOW CAN SEALED AIR HELP?

Even before dimensional weight pricing came into effect in 2015, Sealed Air had been leading the way in educating our customers on how to navigate these changes and mitigate their impact. 

Learn how to the right-sized packaging and efficient materials can ensure items arrive safely without incurring undue cost.

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Gain a better understanding of techniques to minimise packaging (without sacrificing protection) and strategies for minimising the impact of increased shipping costs. 

 

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We are ready to work with you to provide the right packaging solutions to reduce and optimise your package sizes. Investing in Sealed Air solutions will lead to lower shipping costs in general, but the savings are especially acute when dimensional weight pricing is applicable.

Implementing an integrated set of Sealed Air solutions into your operation can reduce costs by up to 30% and reduce unused voids by up to 60%. 

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