FedEx Peak Surcharge, July 2021: What to Expect

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June 11, 2021

FedEx has announced three peak surcharges that will impact both FedEx Express and FedEx Ground services effective June 21st, 2021. Some of these surcharges are continuations of earlier surcharges. Others are new surcharges. 

These rates are a result of the growing strain that increased parcel volume is putting on carriers. These surcharges allow FedEx to keep up with expected delivery timeframes while also scaling increased fleet maintenance and staffing demands.  

FedEx Peak Surcharges for 2021

 
FedEx
Surcharge
FedEx
Service
New and
Previous Costs
Effective
Date
Peak Oversize
Surcharge
U.S. Express Package Services
U.S. Ground Services
International Ground Service
$30 per package Jan. 18
(until further notice)
Peak Additional
Handling Surcharge
U.S. Express Package Services
U.S. Ground Services
International Ground Service
$3.50 per package
(up from $3)
June 21
(until further notice)
Peak Surcharge FedEx Ground
Economy Package Services
$1 per package
(up from $0.75)
June 21
(until further notice)
Peak Residential
Delivery Charge
FedEx Express and
FedEx Ground U.S.
domestic residential packages
$0.60 per package
(up from $0.30)
June 21
(until further notice)

Ways to Save on Shipping

ShipStation offers discounted shipping rates that help you avoid these surcharges. Our UPS rates are discounted and do not come with all the surcharges you would get with a standalone UPS or FedEx account. Similarly, our USPS rates through Stamps.com offer affordable options for light parcels and envelopes. 

USPS Discounts from ShipStation

Our USPS rates are already among the lowest available to anyone. Furthermore, USPS doesn’t apply surcharges to their rates in the same way that FedEx and UPS do. ShipStation’s partnership with Stamps.com offers discounted USPS rates that are available to all customers upon signup.

UPS Discounts from ShipStatoin

UPS from ShipStation offers affordable UPS shipping rates for both Ground and Express shipping options. Like our USPS rates, these rates are available to all ShipStation customers upon signup.

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