FedEx and UPS rates are going up in 2019, and it’s more important than ever that NFDA members know how to mitigate the impact to their business. Here are a few things you should know about the changes to come:
- FedEx and UPS small package rates are increasing an average of 4.9% - effective January 7, 2019 and December 26, 2018 respectively.
- Your actual costs will vary. Depending on the service you use and your package characteristics, you could see increases above or below the average.
- Many common surcharges are also increasing. On top of the base rates, you need to be aware of the charges that apply to your shipments and how they’ll affect your total costs.
PartnerShip®, part of the NFDA Discount Advantage Program, has analyzed the FedEx and UPS increases so you can accurately prepare for the new year. Download the free white paper to see a break down of where you’ll find the highest increases and get a simplified explanation of the complicated changes you need to be aware of.
Through the NFDA Discount Advantage Program, PartnerShip offers you can receive exclusive discounts with FedEx that can help offset these increases. If you’re not yet enrolled in the NFDA Shipping Program, now’s the time. Visit www.nfda.org/discountadvantage, to start taking advantage of this free benefit.