2017 shipping rates information for FedEx, UPS, Purolator, and CanadaPost.

2017 Shipping Rates for UPS, FedEx, and CanadaPost

Information about the 2016 shipping rates for FedEx, UPS, and CanadaPost.

Every year, the published shipping rates for the major carrier changes. On December 26th, 2016, UPS will increase its rates on average by 4.0%1 for ground services and international services and 6.0%1 for domestic air services.  FedEx will be increasing its shipping rates on average by 3.9%2,4 effective January 2nd, 2017.  

CanadaPost will increase their domestic shipping rates on average by 4.0% and their US/International rates by 3%3.  

The notable changes this year

  • FedEx and UPS will both have dim divisor of 139 instead of 166 (ie. if your shipments are currently charged based on package dimensions, expect a pretty significant increase in pricing).
  • Effective Feb 6th, 2017, FedEx will adjust its fuel surcharges for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground on a weekly basis (instead of monthly)

What does this mean for me?

Since Secureship offers you a percentage savings based on the tariff prices of these carriers, it means you will see a small increase in your shipping rates when the carrier raises their rates.

1. Letter sent out to UPS customers within Canada
2. http://www.fedex.com/us/shipping-rates/
3. https://www.canadapost.ca/cpo/mc/assets/pdf/business/parcel-rate-action-overview-2017_en.pdf
4. http://www.fedex.com/ca_english/news/ratechanges.html

About the author: Sandy Ahluwalia

About the author

For the last 10 years, Sandy Ahluwalia has been heavily involved in the shipping industry. He has helped businesses with all their shipping needs from light weight courier packages to 100,000 lbs freight requiring multi-mode transportation. In his spare time, he likes to eat, read, play squash, visit friends, travel, and simply enjoy life.

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