FEDEX & UPS RATE INCREASE for 2019
FedEx will increase the following list rates effective January 7, 2019.

  • FedEx Express US domestic list rates will increase an average of 4.9%
  • FedEx Express U.S. Export and Import list rates will increase an average of 4.9%
  • FedEx Ground and Home Delivery list rates will increase an average of 4.9%
  • FedEx specified the Smart Post standard list rates will increase without stating an amount
  • FedEx Freight LTL list rates will increase an average of 5.9%

UPS increases the following list rates effective on December 26th, 2018

  • UPS Domestic Air Express rates will increase an average of 4.9%
  • UPS Ground Service list rates will increase an average net 4.9%
  • UPS International services will increase its list rates an average of 4.9%
  • UPS SurePost will also increase without stating the amount of increase
  • UPS Freight Rates will increase without stating the amount of increase

A look inside the 2019 all-inclusive FedEx & UPS Rate Increase
FedEx & UPS announced an Average Rate Increase of 4.9%. Unquestionably, everyone this day and age understands that the accurate financial impact is significantly higher than specified. Combining rates, accessorials fees, fuel surcharges, and the addition of new items will drive the 4.9% increase to about 15% or 17% depending on service types and shipment characteristics.

As an example, each carrier increased SurePost & SmartPost much higher than 4.9%. The Minimum for SurePost 1 lb + shipments increased 10% increase from $7.74 to $8.52. Also, the Minimum for SurePost less than 1 lb increased 10% increase from $7.70 to $8.46. All the SurePost rates actually increased 9.00% to 9.35%. To add insult to injury, the SurePost Delivery Area Surcharge climbed 32.14% from $1.40 to $1.85. The Extended Delivery Area Surcharge also climbed to 23.68% from $1.90 to $2.35.

Additional Items introduced this year will impact Transportation Budgets

  • Domestic Air Fuel Surcharge will increase by 0.25% for all thresholds on December 31, 2018.
  • UPS fuel surcharges will now apply to Additional Handling, Over Maximum Limits, Signature Required and Adult Signature Required Accessorials.
  • Also, a processing fee of $2.00 per package will be charged when Package Level Detail (PLD) is not provided to UPS prior to delivery.

2019 In-Depth Assessment of the Actual UPS Rate increase follows

Rate increases by service indicate 1lb to 20 lbs shipments are actually 6% or higher. If you check the service graphs to follow; you will see that most all shipments are in that weight range.

2019 In-depth assessment of the Actual UPS Rate Increase.

Parcel Audit Appraisal & Negotiations Group can help shippers determine the financial impact of the 2019 General Rate Increase. We are also experts at improving your Carrier Price Agreement and getting the money owed you for late deliveries, rating errors and misapplied accessorial fees. Contact us by or by phone at 978-921-0611 or email JackMitchell@PANCGroup.com.

2019 FedEx & UPS General Rate Increase Accessorials Fees, Fuel, and Surcharges
  • Accessorial fees and other surcharges have grown to about 35% of every shipper’s spend.
  • Value-Add items increase 7% a year on top of the General Rate Increases for all services.
  • Dimensional rules impact rates substantially and should be investigated by all shippers.

FedEx Accessorial Fees

2018 VS. 2019

Percentage Increase

Additional Handling US Express, International Express

$12.00 to $13.50

Increased by 12.50%

Additional Handling Ground & International Ground Dim

$12.00 to $13.50

Increased by 12.50%

Address Correction Ground & International Ground

$15.00 to $16.00

Increased by 6.70%

C.O.D. Collect on Delivery Ground

$13.50 to $14.50

Increased by 7.40%

Dangerous Goods Dry Ice US Express

$5.25 to $5.55

Increased by 5.70%

Dangerous Goods Dry Ice International Express

$5.25 to $5.55

Increased by 5.70%

Dangerous Goods US Express (Accessible)

$93.00 to $98.00

Increased by 5.37%

Dangerous Goods US Express (Inaccessible)

$46.50 to $49.00

Increased by 5.37%

Declared Value per $100

$2.55 to $2.70

Increased by 5.80%

Delivery Area Surcharge Air Commercial

$2.70 to $2.85

Increased by 5.55%

Delivery Area Surcharge Air Commercial Extended

$2.70 to $2.85

Increased by 5.55%

Delivery Area Surcharge Ground Commercial

$2.55 to $2.70

Increased by 5.88%

Delivery Area Surcharge Ground Com Extended

$2.55 to $2.70

Increased by 5.88%

Delivery Area Surcharge Air Residential

$4.00 to $4.20

Increased by 5.00%

Delivery Area Surcharge Air Residential Extended

$4.40 to $4.65

Increased by 5.68%

Delivery Area Surcharge Ground Residential

$4.00 to $4.20

Increased by 5.00%

Delivery Area Surcharge Ground Resi Extended

$4.40 to $4.65

Increased by 5.68%

Delivery location FedEx Express/Ground (specific date)

$5.25 to $5.55

Increased by 5.71%

Delivery location FedEx Express/Ground (time delivery)

$5.25 to $5.55

Increased by 5.71%

Delivery location FedEx Express/Ground (delivery date)

$10.50 to $11.50

Increased by 9.52%

Express Tag FedEx US. Express Package Services

$5.50 to $5.80

Increased by 5.45%

Ground Weekly Pick up fee more than $75.00

$13.50 to $14.50

Increased by 7.40%

Ground Weekly Pick up fee less than $75.00

$27.00 to $29.00

Increased by 7.40%

Max Charge FedEx Express Multiweight Pricing

$105.00 to $112.00

Increased by 14.29%

Max Charge FedEx Ground Multiweight Pricing

$45.00 to $48.00

Increased by 6.67%

Hazardous Materials FedEx Ground

$33.00 to $35.00

Increased by 6.06%

Missing or Invalid account number Express Ground Int

$15.00 to $16.00

Increased by 6.66%

Oversize Charge Express, Ground, Int. Ground

$80.00 to $90.00

Increased by 12.5%

Print Return Label – FedEx Express Ground Int Ground

$0.50 to $1.00

Increased by 100%

Residential Delivery Surcharge Air & Ground Int. FedEx

$4.15 to $4.40

Increased by 6.02%

Residential Delivery Surcharge @ Home Residential

$3.60 to $3.80

Increased by 5.79%

Signature Req Adult FedEx Express Ground Int Ground

$5.75 to $6.05

Increased by 5.21%

Signature Req Direct Indirect FedEx Express Ground Int

$4.75 to $5.00

Increased by 5.26%

Newly added fee (Third Party Billing Fee)

2.5% per shipment

UPS Accessorial Fees

2018 VS. 2019

Percentage Increase

Additional Handling (weight)

$19.00 to $23.00

Increased by 21.05%

Additional Handling (length)

$12.00 to $14.25

Increased by 24.58%

Additional Handling (width)

$12.00 to $14.25

Increased by 24.58%

Additional Handling (packaging)

$12.00 to $14.25

Increased by 24.58%

Address Correction

$15.90 to $16.40

Increased by 3.14%

Collect on Delivery (C.O.D.)

$13.50 to $14.50

Increased by 7.41%

Declared Value for Carriage

$15.90 to $16.40

Increased by 3.14%

Dangerous Goods Haz Mat Ground

$33.00 to $35.00

Increased by 6.06%

Dangerous Goods Haz Mat Air

$93.00 to $98.00

Increased by 5.37%

Delivery Area Surcharge Comm Ground

$2.60 to $2.80

Increased by 7.69%

Delivery Area Surcharge Comm Ext Ground

$2.60 to $2.80

Increased by 7.69%

Delivery Area Surcharge Ground Commercial

$3.50 to $3.80

Increased by 8.57%

Delivery Area Surcharge Ground Residential

$4.46 to $4.85

Increased by 8.99%

Delivery Confirmation Signature Required

$4.75 to $5.00

Increased by 5.26%

Delivery Confirmation Adult Sig Required

$5.75 to $6.05

Increased by 5.21%

Dry Ice

$5.25 to $5.55

Increased by 5.21%

Delivery Intercept Phone

$21.90 to $22.90

Increased by 4.56%

Delivery Intercept Web

$15.90 to $16.40

Increased by 3.14%

Large Package Surcharge Dom Comm

$80.00 to $95.00

Increased by 18.75%

Large Package Surcharge Dom Resi

$90.00 to $115.00

Increased by 27.77%

Large Package Surcharge Int packages

$80.00 to $95.00

Increased by 18.75%

Missing/Invalid Account Number

$15.90 to $16.40

Increased by 3.14%

Over Maximum Limits

$650.00 to $850.00

Increased by 30.76%

UPS Hundredweight Service

$37.35 to $40.00

Increased by 7.09%

Remote Area Surcharge for Hawaii

$26.00 to $28.00

Increased by 7.69%

Residential Surcharge Domestic Ground

$3.60 to $3.95

Increased by 9.72%

Residential Surcharge Domestic Air

$4.15 to $4.55

Increased by 9.63%

SurePost Delivery Area Surcharge

$1.40 to $1.85

Increased by 32.14%

SurePost Extended Delivery Area Surcharge

$1.90 to $2.35

Increased by 23.68%

Third-party billing fee increased from

2.5% to 4.5%

Increased by 80.00%

Ground Minimum Per Package Cost

$7.57 to $7.85

Increased by 3.69%

FedEx & UPS 1998 to 2019 Increase History
UPS 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Increase Date 12.26.2018 12.24.2017 12.26.2016 12.28.2015 12.29.2014 12.30.2014 12.31.2013 01.02.2012 01.03.2011 01.04.2010 01.05.2009 12.31.2007 01.01.2007 01.02.2006 01.03.2005 01.05.2004 01.06.2003 01.07.2002 02.05.2001 02.07.2000 02.08.1999 02.07.1998
Ground 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 5.9%* 5.9%* 5.9%* 4.9% 5.9% 5.9% 4.9% 3.9% 2.9% 1.9% 3.9% 3.5% 3.1% 3.1% 2.5% 3.6%
Domestic Air 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 5.20 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 6.5%* 6.9%* 6.9%* 6.9%* 6.9%* 6.9%* 6.9%* 5.5%* 2.9% 2.9% 3.2% 4.0% 3.7% 3.5% 2.5% 3.3%
Export 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 5.20 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 5.9%* 6.9%* 6.9%* 6.9%* 6.9%* 6.9%* 6.9%* 5.5%* 2.9% 2.9% 2.9% 3.9% 2.9% 2.9% 0.0% 0.0%
Ground CWT: 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 6.5%* 5.9%* 5.9%* 4.9% 4.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.4% 4.1% 3.1% n/a
Residential Ground $3.95 $3.60 $3.40 $3.25 $3.10 $2.90 $2.80 $2.55 $2.45 $2.20 $2.05 $1.95 $1.85 $1.75 $1.50 $1.40 $1.15 $1.10 $1.05 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
Residential Air $4.45 $4.15 $3.85 $3.65 $3.50 $3.35 $3.20 $3.00 $2.75 $2.50 $2.40 $2.30 $2.20 $2.10 $1.75 $1.40 $1.15 $1.10 $1.05 day n/a n/a n/a
DAS Comm Air $2.80 $2.75 $2.60 $2.45 $2.35 $2.25 $2.15 $2.00 $1.85 $1.70 $1.60 $1.50 $1.40 $1.30 $1.25 $1.25 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
DAS Residential $3.80 $2.75 $2.60 $2.45 $3.55 $3.40 $2.75 $2.75 $2.75 $2.50 $2.40 $2.30 $2.20 $2.10 $2.00 $1.75 $1.50 $1.50 $1.50 $1.50 applies n/a
DAS Com Extend $2.80 $2.55 $2.45 $2.30 $2.20 $2.07 $2.00 $2.00 $1.85 $1.70 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
DAS Resi Extend $2.80 $4.40 $4.20 $4.00 $3.80 $3.65 $3.50 $3.25 $3.00 $2.75 $2.65 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ground Minimum $7.85 $7.57 $7.32 $6.94 $6.61 $6.24 $5.84 $5.49 $5.17 $4.84 $4.57 $4.20 $4.00 $3.80 $3.62 $3.45 $3.39 $3.23 $3.11 $3.02 n/a n/a
Ground Mini %+ 3.7% 4.6% 5.5% 5.00 % 5.6% 6.80 % 6.4% 6.2% 6.,8% 5.9% 8.8% 5.0% 5.3% 5.0% 4.9% 4.9% 5.0% 5.0% 3.9% 3.0% n/a n/a
Dim Domestic 139 139 139-166 166 Cubic 166 Cubic 166 Cubic 166 Cubic 166 Cubic 166 Cubic 194 Cubic n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dim International 139 139 139 139 Cubic 139 Cubic 139 Cubic 139 Cubic 139 Cubic 139 Cubic 166 Cubic n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
               
               
FedEx 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2010 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998
Increase Date 01.07.2019 01.02.2018 02.01.2017 01.04.2015 01.05.15 01.06.2014 01.07.13 01.02.2012 01.03.2011 01.04.2010 01.05.2009 01.07.2008 01.01.2007 01.02.2006 01.03.2005 01.05.2004 01.06.2003 01.07.2002 02.01.2001 02.01.2000 02.08.1999 02.15.1998
Ground 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 5.9%* 5.9%* 5.9%* 4.9% 5.9% 5.9% 4.9% n/a 2.9% 1.9% 3.9% 3.5% 3.1% 3.1% 2.3% 3.7%
Domestic Air 4.90 % 4.90 % 3.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 3.90 % 5.9%* 5.9%* 5.9%* 5.9%* 6.9%* 6.9%* 5.5%* 5.5%* 4.6%* 2.5% 3.5% 3.5% 4.9% 0.0% 2.8% 3.5%
Export 4.90 % 4.90 % 3.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 3.90 % 5.9%* 5.9%* 5.9%* 5.9%* 6.9%* 6.9%* 5.5%* 5.5%* 4.6%* 2.5% 3.5% 3.5% 2.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Ground CWT 4.90 % 4.90 % 3.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 4.90 % 5.9%* 5.9%* 5.9%* 4.9% 4.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% n/a n/a n/a n/a
Residential Ground $4.40 $4.15 $3.85 $3.65 $3.55 $3.40 $3.20 $3.00 $2.75 $2.50 $2.40 $2.30 $2.20 $2.10 $2.00 $1.75 $1.40 $1.35 $1.30 $1.25 n/a n/a
Residential @Home $3.80 $3.60 $3.45 $3.25 $3.10 $2.90 $2.80 $2.55 $2.45 $2.20 $2.05 $1.95 $1.85 $1.75 $1.50 $1.40 $1.15 $1.10 $1.05 $1.00 n/a n/a
Residential Air $4.40 $4.15 $3.90 $3.65 $3.50 $3.35 $3.20 $3.00 $2.75 $2.50 $2.40 $2.30 $2.20 $2.10 $2.00 $1.75 $1.40 $1.35 n/a n/a n/a n/a
DAS Comm Air $2.85 $2.70 $2.60 $2.45 $2.35 $2.25 $2.15 $2.00 $1.85 $1.70 $1.60 $1.50 $1.40 $1.30 $1.25 $1.25 $1.75 c+r n/a $1.50 n/a n/a n/a
DAS Residential $4.65 $4.40 $4.20 $4.00 $3.80 $3.65 $3.50 $3.25 $3.00 $2.50 $2.40 $2.30 $2.20 $2.10 $2.00 $1.75 $1.75 c+r $1.50 $1.50 n/a n/a n/a
DAS Ground $2.85 $2.70 $2.60 $2.45 $2.35 $2.25 $2.15 $2.00 $1.85 $1.70 $1.60 $1.50 $1.40 $2.10 $2.00 $1.75 $1.50 $1.50 c+r $1.50 c+r $1.50 c+r n/a n/a
DAS Com Extend $2.85 $2.70 $2.60 $2.30 $2.20 $2.07 $2.00 $2.00 $1.85 $1.70 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
DAS Resi Extend $4.65 $4.40 $4.20 $4.00 $3.80 $3.65 $3.50 $3.25 $3.00 $2.75 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ground Minimum $7.85 $7.58 $7.25 $6.94 $6.61 $6.24 $5.84 $5.49 $5.17 $4.84 $4.57 $4.20 $4.00 $3.80 $3.62 $3.45 $3.39 $3.23 $3.11 $3.02 n/a n/a
Ground Mini %+ 3.6% 4.6% 4.5% 5.00 % 5.6% 6.80 % 6.4% 6.2% 6.8% 5.9% 8.8% 5.0% 5.3% 5.0% 4.9% 4.9% 5.0% 5.0% 3.9% 3.0% n/a n/a
Dim Domestic 139 139 139-166 166 Cubic 166 Cubic 166 Cubic 166 Cubic 166 Cubic 166 Cubic 194 Cubic n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dim International 139 139 139 139 Cubic 139 Cubic 139 Cubic 139 Cubic 139 Cubic 139 Cubic 166 Cubic n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

UPS 2019 Rate Increase details by Services

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