As of January 24th, USPS rates increased for 2021, so we thought it would be helpful to provide some resources around industry-wide rate increases. New year, new shipping rates. Right? As can be expected, 2021 brought increased rates for FedEx, UPS, and USPS.
Here at Pacejet, we want to help you understand what increases have occurred, where to find the most up-to-date information, and how to still maintain an ROI on your shipping strategy in 2021.
Rate changes for USPS, FedEx, and UPS below:
USPS - effective January 24th, 2021
Click the link above to see the most up-to-date fee charts for the USPS rate increases that may impact your business. Here are a few key increases to note:
Priority Mail Express will increase by an average of 1.2%
Priority Mail will increase by an average of 3.5%
Small Flat-Rate Box will increase by 1.8%
Medium Flat-Rate Box will increase by 2.9%
Large Flat-Rate Box will increase by 3.8%
First-Class Mail Forever stamps will remain at $.55
FedEx - First changes effective January 4th, 2021
Click the headline linked above for the most up-to-date fee charts that took effect for FedEx customers earlier this month. For a quick overview of some of the impacted shipment styles, see below:
FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will increase by an average of 4.9%
FedEx Freight FXF PZONE and EZONE will increase by an average of 4.9%
FedEx Freight FXF 1000 and 501 will increase by an average of 5.9%
Look out for changes to FedEx surcharges and minimums
A late fee will be charged for U.S. FedEx Express and FedEx Ground invoices not paid according to approved payment terms
UPS - Effective December 27th, 2020
UPS fee increases have been live for about a month at this time. Click the link above to see the most up-to-date fee charts for UPS. How are these fees impacting your spend?
The rates for UPS Ground, Air, and International services will increase an average of 4.9%
Value-Added services and other charges will increase
Additional Handling charges will be applied to any package with its length plus girth combined exceeding 105 inches
- Effective April 11, 2021, Additional Handling and Large Package Surcharge rates for non-Hundredweight Service packages will differ by zone, and effective July 11, 2021, Additional Handling and Large Package Surcharge rates for Hundredweight Service packages will differ by zone
Utilize a multi-carrier shipping network for lower costs in 2021
Pacejet understands that rate increases are always going to be a part the industry. With tools like our rate shopping built directly into our platform, customers have the ability to find the best rate per shipment making fees transparent before your packages or pallets even leave the warehouse.
We offer a complete network of carriers including regional and national parcel, LTL, and 3PL options. As a user of Pacejet, you have the option to add or change your carrier connections at any given time to better fit your business goals and needs, putting the amount of how much you spend per carrier in your hands.
Learn more about Pacejet
Pacejet helps you transform the shipping dock into a launching pad for profitability. This starts with a best-in-class cloud-based solution, surrounding it with the consultative support that enables customers to thrive in the 21st-century shipping economy.
For more information on Pacejet shipping software, visit http://pacejet.com, call 877-722-3538, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.