FedEx, UPS Rates to Rise in 2021 [3]

FedEx and UPS rates are going up in 2021, and it’s more important than ever that American Booksellers Association members know how to mitigate the effect on their business. Here are a few things to know about the changes to come:

  1. FedEx and UPS small package rates are increasing an average of 4.9 percent, effective January 4, 2021, and December 27, 2020, respectively.
  2. Your actual costs will vary. Depending on the service you use and your package characteristics, you could see increases above or below the average.
  3. Many common surcharges are also increasing. On top of the base rates, you need to be aware of the charges that apply to your shipments and how they’ll affect your total costs.

PartnerShip, the benefit provider that manages the ABA Shipping Program, has analyzed the FedEx and UPS increases so booksellers can accurately prepare for the new year. Get a simplified explanation of the complicated changes to be aware of with a free white paper on The Essential Guide to the 2021 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases [4].

ABA members now save up to 50 percent with FedEx. Enroll in the ABA Shipping Program today [5] to help offset the rate increases.

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