2022 FedEx and UPS Shipping Rate and Surcharge Changes

By Rob Zaleski
Nov 4, 2021
2021 FedEx Shipping Rate Changes

The 2022 FedEx and UPS shipping rate changes have been announced. To get prepared for the upcoming changes in the holiday season and new year, check out all of the information below!

2021/2022 FedEx Shipping Rate Changes

Beginning November 1, 2021

FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight shipments will see a fuel surcharge added to these shipments. 

Beginning January 3, 2022

FedEx Express package and freight standard list rates will increase an average of 5.9% for U.S. domestic, U.S. export, and U.S. import services. FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery standard list rates will increase an average of 5.9%. FedEx Ground Economy will see a rate change as well. 

FedEx Freight will increase by an average of 5.9% for customers who use FXF PZONE and FXF EZONE and by 7.9% for customers who use FXF 1000 and 501.

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Beginning January 17, 2022

As 2022 kicks off, FedEx Freight shipments will now include a No Shipment Tendered Surcharge that occurs when the carrier arrives for a pickup and a package isn’t given to FedEx. Additionally, for International Express Freight and parcel services, the International Out-of-Delivery Area Surcharge and International-Out-of-Pickup Surcharge rates will now be dependent on factors such as the zip code or postal code, the city where the shipment is coming from, and/or the recipient address. FedEx Ground Economy services will now see a Delivery and Returns Surcharge on shipments that are delivered/returned. 

Beginning January 24, 2022

The Additional Handling Surcharge and Oversize Surcharge rates for domestic FedEx Express and FedEx Ground services will now be determined on the zone of the shipment itself. 

As a reminder, Additional Handling Surcharges apply to packages that meet the following criteria for Express Package and Ground Services:

A surcharge applies to any package where dimensions:

  1. Measures greater than 48 inches along its longest side
  2. Measures greater than 30 inches along its second-longest side

Or where weight:

  1. Has an actual weight greater than 50 lbs. (FedEx U.S. Express Package Services and U.S. Ground Services)
  2. Has an actual weight greater than 70 lbs. (FedEx International Express Package Services and International Ground Services)

You can view 2022 FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery rates on FedEx’s website.

2021/2022 UPS Shipping Rate Changes

Beginning November 7, 2021

Peak surcharges for all domestic U.S. shipments are going to change. The increase of the surcharge will be dependent on the service. For more details on the surcharges for specific services, you can download a PDF version from UPS. 

Beginning November 15, 2021

Fuel surcharges for U.S. UPS® Ground and Air services will also be changing from their current 10% and 11% rates. Both surcharges will be adjusted weekly, in accordance with the U.S. Gulf Coast Jet Fuel and Average On-Highway Diesel Fuel prices. You can find a list of the current charges on UPS’s website.

Beginning December 26, 2021 

All UPS rates will be increasing for 2022, and this change will officially begin on December 26, 2021. UPS® Ground, UPS Air, and International services are going to see an increase of an average of 5.9%. The UPS Air Freight rates will also see an increase of an average of 5.2% for those shipments going within/between the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. 

Beginning January 9, 2022

We will see a name change with Peak Surcharges becoming Peak/Demand Surcharges at the beginning of the year. We will also see an update to the list of Zip Codes where the Area Surcharges apply as well as an update to which Zip Codes in the contiguous U.S. states will now see Remote Area Surcharges. 

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Rob Zaleski

Head of Brand 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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