November 6, 2018

FedEx increases shipping rates

Transport and logistics provider says it will raise rates for Express, Ground and Freight shipping starting in January.

By DC Velocity Staff

FedEx Corp., Memphis, TN, will increase shipping rates for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight services beginning January 7, 2019, the company said this week.

The transport and logistics provider said it will raise rates an average 4.9 percent to 5.9 percent on its various services:

FedEx Express shipping rates will increase by an average 4.9 percent for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services, the company said.

FedEx Ground and FedEx Home shipping rates will increase by an average 4.9 percent; FedEx SmartPost shipping rates also will increase, though the company did not specify the percentage.

FedEx Freight shipping rates will increase by an average of 5.9 percent. FedEx said the rate change applies to eligible FedEx Freight shipments within the United States (including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), between the contiguous United States and Canada, within Canada, between the contiguous United States and Mexico, and within Mexico.

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