2020 FEDEX RATE INCREASES: SURCHARGES

When budgeting for the new year, businesses will need to consider FedEx shipping rate increases based on zip codes. Effective January 6, 2020, the new surcharge will apply to FedEx Express and FedEx Ground by an average increase of 4.9%. In addition, FedEx Freight shipping rates will increase by an average of 5.9%.

With these latest changes, some exceeding 20%, more and more packages will be subject to additional handling charges, so it’s important to understand how these changes will affect your budgets and your customers.

Below are samples of rate increases for Additional Handling and Address Correction that will be based on zip code. Click here to view Delivery Area Surcharge ZIP code changes .

ADDITIONAL HANDLING 2019 2020 INCREASE
U.S. Express Package Services, U.S. Ground Services, International Ground Service, International Express Package Services $13.50

(Dimension)

$15.00

(Dimension)

11.1%
U.S. Express Package Services, U.S. Ground Services, International Ground Service, International Express Package Services $20.00

(Weight)

$24.00

(Weight)

20.0%
U.S. Express Services, U.S. Ground Services, International Ground Service, International Express Package Services $12.00

(Packaging)

$13.00

(Packaging)

8.3%
U.S. Express Freight Services $175

per freight handling unit

$185

per freight handling unit

5.7%

 

ADDRESS CORRECTION 2019 2020 INCREASE
U.S. Express Package Services, International Express Package Services, International Express Freight Services, U.S. Ground Services, International Ground Service $16 per correction $17 per correction 6.2%
U.S. Express Freight Services $84 per correction $88.50 per correction 5.3%
Maximum charge with FedEx Express Multiweight® Pricing $112 per shipment $119 per shipment 6.2%
Maximum charge with FedEx Ground Multiweight® Pricing $48 per shipment $51 per shipment 6.2%