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Small package shipping rates increase

Thursday, December 8, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Gruhn
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FedEx and UPS to Raise Small Package Rates for 2012

The MRAA Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip, today announced that FedEx Corp. and UPS will increase envelope and small package shipping rates for 2012.

Air Shipping Costs to Increase
Effective January 2, 2012, the cost to ship an overnight envelope with Memphis-based FedEx Express will increase by a net average of 3.9 percent. The full average rate increase of 5.9 percent will be partially offset by adjusting the fuel price threshold at which the fuel surcharge begins, reducing the fuel surcharge by 2 percent. Air packages shipped with Atlanta-based UPS will increase by a net average 4.9 percent beginning January 2, 2012. The rate increase for UPS air and international shipments is based on a 6.9-percent increase in the base rate, less a 2-percent reduction to the index-based air and international fuel surcharge.

Ground Shipping Rates Going Up As Well
Effective January 2, 2012, the cost to ship with FedEx Ground will increase by a net average 4.9 percent. The full average rate increase of 5.9 percent will be partially offset by adjusting the fuel price threshold at which the fuel surcharge begins, reducing the fuel surcharge by 1 percent. UPS ground shipping will also increase by a net average 4.9 percent for U.S. domestic services, achieved through a 5.9-percent increase in the base rate, less a 1 percent reduction to the index-based ground fuel surcharge.

Additionally, UPS Next Day Air Freight and UPS 2nd Day Air Freight rates for shipments within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will increase 5.9 percent. UPS 3 Day Freight rates will remain unchanged.

About PartnerShip
Cleveland, Ohio-based PartnerShip, which developed and manages the MRAA Shipping Program, is a leading freight management company that provides shipping solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses nationwide. PartnerShip leverages its relationships with over 17,000 customers to provide businesses of all sizes the exceptional savings typically reserved for large-volume shippers. 800-599-2902 PartnerShip.com

For more information or to enroll in the MRAA Shipping Program to save on every shipment you send and receive, please visit: www.partnership.com/26MRAA