General Rate Increases for 2019

From Intelligent Audit: UPS & FED EX rates rising about 6% overall in 2019

As we round out 2018 and head towards the new year, we felt it was important to make sure you were fully up-to-date on the latest General Rate Increases for 2019. Below you will find a detailed overview of these changes for both UPS and FedEx.

UPS

Coming in at the tail end of the year, UPS has recently announced their General Rate Increase for 2019. For most shippers, this is usually short notice for such an announcement - we don't you want to be caught off guard. 

Here's a high level overview, followed by some more in-depth information:

  • Nearly 5% (on average) increase rate for ground/air international services (starting 12/26)

  • Fuel surcharges will apply to Additional Handling, Over Maximum Limits, Signature, and Audit Signature Required... among others

  • Not-yet-announced fuel surcharge increase, to be detailed on 12/27

  • Processing fee will be applied when Package Level Detail is not provided

  • Significant increases to lightweight SurePost

  • Express and Ground minimum increases ranging from 3.7% to 10.08%

Minimum Net Charge 2019 Rates:

  • Next Day Air: $29.47 (5.36% increase)

  • Next Day Air Saver: $27.32 (5.44% increase)

  • 2 Day: $18.40 (4.01% increase)

  • 3 Day: $11.23 (4.47% increase)

  • Ground: $7.85 (3.70% increase)

  • SurePost (>1lb): $8.52 (10.08% increase)

  • SurePost (<1lb): $8.46 (9.87% increase)

Surcharge Rates for 2019:

  • Over Maximum Limits: $700 (40% increase)

  • Additional Handling, Weight (Over 70lbs): $23.00 (21.05% increase)

  • Additional Handling, Length: $14.25 (18.75% increase)

  • Additional Handling, Width: $14.25 (18.75% increase)

  • Additional Handling, Packaging: $14.25 (18.75% increase)

  • Large Package Surcharge, Commercial: $95.00 (18.75% increase)

  • Large Package Surcharge, Residential: $115.00 (27.78% increase)

  • COD: $14.50 (7.41% increase)

  • Ground Weekly Pickup (>$75/Week): $13.50 (8.00% increase)

  • Ground Weekly Pickup (<$75/Week): $27.00 (8.00% increase)

  • Address Correction: $16.40 (3.14% increase)

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Commercial Ground: $2.80 (7.69% increase)

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Commercial Air: $2.95 (7.27% increase)

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Commercial Ground Extended: $2.80 (7.69% increase)

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Commercial Air Extended: $2.95 (7.27% increase)

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Residential Ground: $3.80 (8.57% increase)

  • Hazardous Materials, Air, Accessible Goods: $53.00 (10.42% increase)

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Residential Air: $4.35 (7.41% increase)

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Residential Ground Extended: $4.85 (8.99% increase)

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Residential Air Extended: $4.85 (8.99% increase)

  • Residential Surcharge, Ground: $3.95 (9.72% increase)

  • Residential Surcharge, Air: $4.55 (9.64% increase)

  • Hazardous Materials, Air, Inaccessible Goods: $49.00 (5.38% increase)

  • Hazardous Materials, Ground: $35.00 (6.06% increase)

  • Dry Ice: $5.55 (5.71% increase)

  • Delivery Confirmation Signature Required: $5.00 (5.26% increase)

  • Delivery Confirmation Signature Required, Adult: $6.05 (5.22% increase)

  • Third Party Billing Fee: $4.50 (80.00% increase)

FedEx

In early November, FedEx also announced its General Rate Increases for 2019. 

Minimum Rate Increases:

  • Priority Overnight Letter: $24.40 (5.40% increase)

  • Priority Overnight: $29.18 (5.38% increase)

  • Standard Overnight Letter: $23.94 (5.00% increase)

  • Standard Overnight: $27.18 (5.39% increase)

  • 2 Day: $18.22 (4.00% increase)

  • Express Saver: $16.07 (4.01% increase)

  • Ground/Home Delivery: $7.85 (3.56% increase)

Surcharge Rates 2019:

  • Print Return Label, US Express and Ground: $1.00 (100% increase)

  • Oversize Charge: $90.00 (12.50% increase)

  • Additional Handling, US Express and Ground (Dimension): $13.50 (12.50% increase)

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, SmartPost: $1.40 (7.69% increase)

  • Ground Weekly Pick Up (>$75/week): $14.50 (7.41% increase)

  • COD: $14.50 (7.41% increase)

  • Address Correction: $16.00 (6.67% increase)

  • Hazardous Materials, Ground: $35.00 (6.06% increase)

  • Residential Surcharge, Ground: $4.40 (6.02% increase)

  • Residential Surcharge, US Express and Ground: $4.40 (6.02% increase)

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Extended, Ground: $2.70 (5.88% increase)

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Home Delivery: $3.65 (5.80% increase)

  • Dangerous Goods, Dry Ice: $5.55 (5.71% increase)

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Extended, US Express Residential: $4.65 (5.68% increase)

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Extended, Ground Residential: $4.65 (5.68% increase)

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Extended, US Express: $2.85 (5.56% increase)

  • Residential Surcharge, Home Delivery: $3.80 (5.56% increase)

  • Dangerous Goods, Accessible, First Overnight, Priority Overnight: $98.00 (5.38% increase)

  • Dangerous Goods, Inaccessible, US Express: $49.00 (5.38% increase)

  • Direct Signature: $5.00 (5.26% increase)

  • Adult Signature: $6.05 (5.22% increase)

  • Non-Machinable, SmartPost: $3.05 (5.17% increase)

  • Dangerous Goods, Accessible, International: $153.50 (5.14% increase)  

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Express Residential: $4.20 (5.00% increase)  

  • Delivery Area Surcharge, Ground Residential: $4.20 (5.00% increase)  

  • Dangerous Goods, Inaccessible, International: $75.50 (4.86% increase)