Shipping Carrier Rate Change Updates

Throughout the year, UPS® and FedEx®, similar to the USPS®, update their rates. Below are the highlights of the most recent rate changes.

UPS Rate Change Highlights

Rates as of December 26, 2023

There was an average 5.9% general rate increase across base pricing and accessorial fees.

  • Package minimums are now $10.70
  • For most services, Shorter Zones (2-4) average increase is lower than the 5.9% increase to better compete with Regional Carriers.
  • Nearly 8% average increase for Zones 5+ for 2nd Day Air and 3-Day Select.
  • Ground residential surcharge up 7.6% to $5.65
  • Delivery Areas Surcharges for Residential Ground up from $5.30 to $5.70
  • Address Corrections from $19.50 to $21
  • 7% increase for UPS® Ground, UPS 3 Day Select®, UPS 2nd Day Air®, UPS Next Day Air Saver®
  • Additional Handling (Weight, Dimensions, Packaging) increases range from 18-21%
  • Large package surcharge for zone 2 up from $160 to $190
  • ~9% increase for Over Maximum packages
  • UPS Residential Surcharge up 7.6% in addition to delivery area surcharges (DAS)


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FedEx Rate Change Highlights

Rates as of January 1, 2024

There was an average 5.9% general rate increase across base pricing and accessorial fees.

  • Package minimums are now $10.70
  • Additional Handling Surcharge (Weight) for zone 3-4 is up more than 21% from $19 to $23
  • Oversize up almost 19% for Home Delivery with zone 2 increasing from $160 to $190
  • 20+% increases for additional handling on shipments going to Zone 7+ across the board
  • Address Corrections up from $21 to $22.50
  • More important than ever to address your address issues
  • Delivery Area Surcharges up over 7% for US Express Residential, Ground Residential and Home Delivery
  • Remote area surcharge continues in 2024 and rises from $13.25 to $14.15 per package, a 6.3% increase for 2024

On April 5, 2023, FedEx announced that it will be consolidating its operating companies into one organization under Federal Express Corporation, to achieve its long-term goal of saving $4 billion by 2025. The consolidation will bring FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Services, and other operating companies under a single company, expected to be fully implemented by June 2024. FedEx Freight will continue to operate as a stand-alone company. Check back for continued updates on the ever-changing carrier market.

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*Discounts off UPS daily rates. Rates are limited to shipping from the U.S. only. Rates and any applicable discounts are subject to change at any time without notice.