Our rates and surcharges

Our rates and surcharges

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Whether your shipments are heavy or lightweight, urgent or less time-sensitive, FedEx has a solution for you — with competitive rates for reliable services, to get your shipments to their destination on time.

The rates provided below for FedEx services take effect on 4 January 2021.

Domestic Surcharges

Transportation costs may be affected by other additional surcharges due to the nature of the shipment. All surcharges are exclusive of VAT.

Declared Value, previously known as Enhanced transit liability (ETL). ETL will now be called ‘declared value’ on the shipping screen. It will be available on all services at £6 for each £1,000 of cover required. Carriage value gives you the option of paying for extra cover, for example if your shipment is lost, damaged or delayed. Find out more here.

FedEx will obtain a signature from someone at the delivery address or reattempt delivery the following business day if no one is at the address. Read more here.


FedEx will obtain a signature from any person of legal adult age* at the delivery address.


* Legal age will vary depending on the destination country and is governed by the local legal age of an adult, not the legal age to purchase specific products (i.e. alcohol). This delivery option is not available in all destination countries.

Weight limits - where the average parcel weight in a shipment exceeds 25kg, FedEx will charge an additional £2.95 for each additional 25kg or part thereof in excess of 25kg for FedEx Economy Service and FedEx Next Day services.

Shipments picked up from or delivered to remote and less accessible locations are assessed as Out-of-Pick-Up-Area (OPA) or Out-of-Delivery-Area (ODA) surcharge. Please refer to the list of postal codes or cities where this surcharge applies.

Intra-Country OPA/ODA Isle of Wight £10.29 per shipment Saturday service is not available.
Channel Islands £15.17 per shipment Alderney, Sark and Herm.
Scottish Offshore Islands £18.48 per shipment Next Day Service is not available.
Dom Print Return Label £10.29 per shipment This collection is charged at the applicable delivery rate from Zone 2 to the Zone in which the collection is to be made plus the additional surcharge.
Dom Email Return Label £10.29 per shipment If the collection is made within Zone 2 it will be charged at the applicable delivery rate from Zone 2 to the Zone it is to be delivered plus the additional surcharge.

A surcharge might apply to a delivery performed on a Saturday. Service availability may vary according to place of collection and destination. When Saturday is a normal business day at the destination country, Saturday Delivery does not have to be marked on the Air Waybill, and the surcharge does not apply. Please contact Customer Services for details.


Value-added services and surcharges

Our value-added services let you customise our FedEx services to your specific needs. Transportation costs related to non-standard shipments or additional services provided may incur additional surcharges.

Our value-added services and surcharges remain the same for 2021, except for:

To continue providing our customers with the best possible service during this time, we are implementing a temporary surcharge on all FedEx Express and TNT international parcel and freight shipments, from April 6th until further notice.

The surcharge does not apply to domestic intra-country shipments.     

Name change from ‘advancement fee’ to ‘disbursement fee’. Find out more on Ancillary Service Customs Fees.

Implementation of a third trigger for our Additional Handling Surcharge. AHS is now applied to shipments containing any package that measures more than 266 cm in length plus girth (L+2W+2H).

Introduction of US postal codes for FedEx Freight effective 18 January 2021. Shipments picked up or delivered to remote and less accessible locations are assessed an Out-of-Pick-up-Area (OPA) or Out-of-Delivery-Area (ODA) surcharge. From 18 January 2021, please refer to the list of postal codes or cities where this surcharge applies:

All information subject to FedEx Express Conditions of Carriage.

Transportation rates are effective from 4 January 2021. FedEx Express reserves the right to amend rates, surcharges and zones as we deem necessary (e.g. for Brexit purposes) with or without notice and in accordance with our Conditions of Carriage. FedEx Express may amend, modify or discontinue any Services offered by FedEx Express at any time with or without notice. Service availability may vary depending upon the point or time of collection or delivery, shipment size or weight, or commodity type.