Other Changes That May Affect Your Shipping Rate

The changes to shipping calculations and other pricing details below reflect available information effective Jan. 21, 2013, unless otherwise noted. Check the News box on the fedex.com home page to find out when we’ve updated information here.

Effective Jan. 21, 2013

FedEx Ground Return Shipments

For FedEx Ground services, the minimum rate for shipments sent using the FedEx Email Return Label or FedEx Print Return Label decreased from the 5-lb., Zone 8 rate to the 1-lb., Zone 2 rate, and a $4 per-package Return Pickup fee applies for residential or commercial on-call return pickups.

Minimum Billable Weight for FedEx Express Packaging

For FedEx Express® U.S. and U.S. export shipments packaged in FedEx Express tubes, the minimum billable weight changed. FedEx Express U.S. import-rated shipments packaged in FedEx Express boxes and tubes are also subject to the minimum billable weight.

  • For FedEx Express U.S. shipments, the minimum billable weight for the FedEx® Tube changed from
    6 lbs. to 7 lbs.
  • For FedEx Express U.S. export shipments, the minimum billable weight for the FedEx Tube changed from 7 lbs. to 9 lbs.
  • For FedEx Express U.S. import-rated shipments, the minimum billable weight for the FedEx® Small Box, FedEx® Medium Box and FedEx® Large Box is 2 lbs.
  • For FedEx Express U.S. import-rated shipments, the minimum billable weight for the FedEx Tube is
    9 lbs.

On-Call Pickup Charge

For FedEx Ground® U.S. and U.S. export shipments, a charge applies when the shipper requests a pickup and does not have a regular scheduled FedEx Ground pickup. Effective Jan. 21, 2013, FedEx implemented a maximum On-Call Pickup Charge of $20 per week for future-day and same-day on-call pickups originating from the same location and charged to the same account. The charges for individual pickup requests remain at:

  • $3 per package for future-day pickups requested via electronic shipping solutions;
  • $4 per package for future-day pickups requested via FedEx Customer Service;
  • $4 per package for same-day pickups requested via electronic shipping solutions; and
  • $5 per package for same-day pickups requested via FedEx Customer Service.

Effective Feb. 25, 2013

Additional Handling Surcharge — Non-stackable

For shipments that are not stackable, an Additional Handling Surcharge applies.

  • For FedEx Express U.S. freight services, the surcharge is $175 per piece, skid or pallet.
  • For FedEx Express U. S. export freight services, the surcharge is $175 per shipment.