FedEx Shipping Rates Going Up in January 2015 – Know Your Options!

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |September 18, 2014|No Comments

FedEx price increase

On September 16, FedEx® announced that it would raise rates in January 2015 across the board by 4.9 percent. These rates will take effect on January 5. FedEx previously announced that it would implement Dimensional Weight pricing on all shipments. This change will also occur in January 2015. FedEx price increases scheduled for January 2015 […]


Consumer Report highlights the value of USPS Priority Mail

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |July 9, 2014|No Comments

Priority Mail labeled a Smart Choice! A report by ShopSmart, a Consumer Reports publication, demonstrates how the Postal Service™ is a smart choice for consumers. ShopSmart compared three carriers by shipping a 6-pound, medium-sized box from New York to San Francisco. The results: The USPS® offered the best value with its 2-day Priority Mail® Flat Rate service […]


FedEx and UPS to expand Dimensional Weight Pricing

by Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D., MDC |July 2, 2014|No Comments

On May 2nd, 2014, FedEx® announced pricing changes for FedEx Freight and FedEx Ground.  FedEx Freight® will increase its published fuel surcharge indices by 3 percentage points, effective June 2, 2014.  FedEx Ground will apply dimensional weight pricing to all shipments, effective January 1, 2015. Currently, FedEx Ground applies dimensional weight pricing only to packages […]