UPS address correction charges run $11.00 per address per package. Last year, the address correction charge rose $1.00 for UPS Ground Services and remained the same for UPS Air Services. To save on shipping costs, you need to realize that most of the address errors come from the consumer--entering wrong street numbers or using the wrong abbreviation--St. instead of Rd., or even the wrong zip code. Admittedly, the UPS WorldShip address verification system could do a better job at catching some of these errors and helping to reduce your freight cost.
FedEx notes that to save on shipping costs, one should pay particular attention to the recipient's address on an airbill, air waybill, and/or shipping label. If it's incomplete or incorrect, the fee is $11 per package per address. Over time, this can significantly impact your freight cost.
To save on shipping costs, and reduce your overall freight cost, one should look into address verification software. With this type of software the addresses are standardized by cross-referencing the U.S. Postal Address Database. The software will then perform several additional checks to ensure the address on file is correct.