2015 FedEx & UPS Rate Increases Announced


2015 FedEx & UPS Rate Increases Announced

In the wake of the dimensional weight announcements earlier this year, both carriers have recently announced their General Rate Increases for 2015.  The high level changes are as follows:
 
FedEx - Effective January 5, 2015

  • Express (package and freight) standard list rates will increase an average of 4.9%

  • Ground and Home Delivery rates will increase an average of 4.9%

  • Ground minimum charge is increasing from $6.24 to $6.61 (5.9% increase)

  • Dimensional weight will apply to ALL ground shipments.

  • Freight rates will increase on average 4.9%.

  • Surcharges such as Delivery Area Surcharge (DAS) and Residential Delivery Charge are increasing across the board.

  • http://www.fedex.com/us/2015rates/


UPS - Effective December 29, 2014

  • Air, Ground and International will increase an average of 4.9%

  • Ground minimum charge is increasing from $6.24 to $6.61 (5.9% increase).

  • Freight rates will increase on average 4.9%

  • Dimensional weight will apply to ALL ground shipments.

  • Surcharges such as Delivery Area Surcharge (DAS) and Residential Delivery

  • Charge are increasing across the board.

  • http://www.rates.ups.com/


A detailed General Rate Increase analysis will be distributed in the coming weeks.
The document linked below summarizes the FedEx & UPS General Price Increase (GPI) history from 2008 – 2014.  We hope you find this information useful.  If you would like to discuss strategies to mitigate these rate increases, specific to your organization, please contact Source Consulting.

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FedEx & UPS General Price Increase (GPI) History 2008 – 2014