Category Archive for: ‘Shipping Rates’

Archive Archive for the 'Shipping Rates' Category


Dim weight changes mean more rate pain ahead

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The latest chapter in the multiyear rate squeeze applied to parcel shippers by FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. was written last week when FedEx changed the formula used to calculate prices for all its U.S. air and ground deliveries. The narrative, though, will remain the same as in the prior chapters: Large shippers will mostly skate by, while smaller shippers will pay more. Memphis-based FedEx announced Tuesday that it would shrink the “volumetric divisor” used to calculate dimensions of the


Why FedEx Shippers Should Be Scrambling To Analyze Their Data

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FedEx made headlines once again Friday, announcing, effective January 1, 2015, that FedEx Ground will apply dimensional weight pricing to all shipments. Currently, FedEx applies dimensional weight pricing only to packages measuring three cubic feet (5,184 cubic inches) or greater. Dimensional weight pricing is commonly used by both FedEx and UPS, and sets transportation prices based on cubic package volume – the amount of space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight. According to page 119 of the