FedEx Announced Rate Increase for 2017

FedEx announced rate increases for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight. The new rates will take effect on January 2, 2017.

  • FedEx Express rates increasing by an average of 3.9% for U.S. domestic, U.S. export, and U.S. import services;
  • FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates increasing by an average of 4.9%, with FedEx SmartPost rates also changing;
  • the FedEx Express and FedEx Ground U.S. domestic dimensional weight factor will change from 166 to 139;

The “dim” weight factor reduction will translate in significant cost increase for many shippers of lighter packages unless they optimize cartonization.

Current rates can be found at FedEx Shipping Rates.