Managing the Impact of Small Package Rate Increases
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FedEx and UPS recently announced their annual small package rate increases. The UPS rate increases take effect on December 30, 2013, while the FedEx rate increases take effect on January 6, 2014. As always, how much more expensive your particular small package shipments will be in the New Year largely depends on many factors, including shipment volumes, sizes, weights, and modes.
Here are some quick facts:
• FedEx Express package and freight rates will increase an average of 3.9% for U.S., U.S. export and U.S. import services.
• FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates will increase an average of 4.9%.
• UPS Ground, Air and International rates will increase an average of 4.9%.
The small package shipping experts at PartnerShip have dug into the details and analyzed the new rate tables to assess the true impact to shippers and help you make sense of these increases. Click here to download the Small Package Rate Increases ePaper.
Now is the time to take full advantage of the benefits available to you through the NAC Shipping Program. When you visit PartnerShip.com/NAC and enroll in this free program, you receive significant discounts on select FedEx® services – helping to offset these new rate increases. This tip is brought to you by PartnerShip®, the company that manages the NAC Shipping Program. For more information or to enroll, email sales@PartnerShip.com or call 800-599-2902.