2023 Shipping Carrier Rate Change Updates

Throughout the year, UPS® and FedEx®, similar to the USPS®, update their rates. Below are highlights for the 2022-2023 rate change

UPS Rate Change Highlights

Effective December 27, 2022, there will be an average 6.9% general rate increase across base pricing and accessorial fees.

  • Package minimums are now (for the first time) above $10
  • Overall, 6.6% average increase for shipments going to Zones 4 or below
  • Overall, 8.7% average increase for Zones 5+ to reduce long distance deliveries
  • Ground residential surcharge up from $4.85 to $5.25
  • Delivery Areas Surcharges for Residential Ground up from $4.80 to $5.30
  • Address Correction fees increase from $18 to $19.50
  • 7+% increase for UPS Ground, UPS 3 Day Select, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver
  • Additional Handling (Weight, Dimensions, Packaging) up from 13% to 23%
  • Large package surcharge for zone 2 up from $135 to $160
  • UPS Residential Surcharge up 8% in addition to the delivery area surcharges (DAS)


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FedEx Rate Change Highlights

On April 5, 2023, FedEx announced that it will be consolidating its operating companies into one organization under Federal Express Corporation, to achieve its long-term goal of saving $4 billion by 2025. The consolidation will bring FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Services, and other operating companies under a single company, expected to be fully implemented by June 2024. FedEx Freight will continue to operate as a stand-alone company. Check back for continued updates on the ever-changing carrier market.

Effective January 3, 2023, there will be an average 6.9% general rate increase across base pricing.

  • Package minimums are now (for the first time) above $10
  • Additional Handling Surcharge for zone 3 is up nearly 19% from $16 to $19
  • Oversize up 18% for Home Delivery with zone 2 increasing from $135 to $160
  • 16.4% average increase for shipments going to Zone 7+ across the board to reduce long distance deliveries Address Corrections up from $19.50 to $21
  • Delivery Area Surcharge up 10% for US Express Residential, Ground Residential and Home Delivery – now all up from $6.50 to $7.15
  • New in 2023 there will be a Remote Area Surcharge of $13.25
    • Important note: Since this is a brand-new surcharge, it is not within current negotiated contracts with their clients and therefore cannot be avoided

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*Discounts off UPS daily rates. Rates are limited to shipping from the U.S. only. Rates and any applicable discounts are subject to change at any time without notice.