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Summary of the 2018 Shipping Rate Changes

By Rob Zaleski, Nov 9, 2017

Each year, the three big carriers (USPS, FedEx, and UPS) announce their shipping rate changes. ShippingEasy is your go-to source for 2018 shipping rate changes—what changed, by how much, and where you can save the most when you ship your e-commerce products to customers.

Here is a summary of the highlights for the 2018 shipping rate changes from USPS, FedEx, and UPS.

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2018 shipping rate changes

As you can see, there are increases across the board, though there are a few things to note on these shipping rate changes heading into 2018:

  • In 2018, not only are FedEx and UPS rates going up, so are their surcharges, which can substantially increase the cost to you depending on how and what you ship
  • Prior to these 2018 shipping rate changes going into effect, there are additional rate changes and surcharges to pay particular attention to during the holiday shipping season from FedEx and UPS (see links below)
  • USPS does not have additional surcharges for things like fuel, address verification, and Saturday delivery

Keep an eye on our blog as we further break down these shipping rate changes prior to their effective dates (1/24/18 for USPS, 1/1/2018 for FedEx, and 12/24/17 for UPS).

Need help understanding how these rates affect you, and how you can save on shipping? Talk to a shipping specialist!

This information is from ShippingEasy’s The E-commerce Seller’s Guide to 2018 Shipping Rate Changes:

Shipping Rate Changes: Sources

USPS: https://about.usps.com/news/national-releases/2017/pr17_062.htm
FedEx: http://www.fedex.com/us/shipping-rates/surcharges-and-fees.html
UPS: http://www.rates.ups.com/surcharges.html

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Rob Zaleski

Content Marketing Manager at ShippingEasy
I'm a digital content and social media nerd with a passion for telling stories, helping connect people, and finding joy in the details.

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