How Alabama Retail Members Can Manage the Impact of the 2015 Small Package Rate Increases

PartnerShipwtaglineBoth FedEx and UPS have increased their annual small package rate. The UPS rate increases took effect Dec. 29, 2014, while the FedEx rate increases took effect Jan. 5, 2015. As always, how much more expensive your particular small package shipments will be in 2015 largely depends on many factors, including shipment volumes, sizes, weights, and modes.

Here are some quick facts:
Dimensional weight pricing now applies to all FedEx Ground and UPS Ground shipments.
• FedEx Express package and freight rates have increased an average of 4.9 percent for U.S., U.S. export and U.S. import services.
• FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates increased an average of 4.9 percent.
• UPS Ground, Air and International rates increased an average of 4.9 percent.

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 Alabama Retail Shipping Program. When you visit 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 Alabama Retail Shipping Program. For more information or to enroll, email or call 800-599-2902.