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3 Major Takeaways from the 2019 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases

Thursday, December 20, 2018   (0 Comments)
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FedEx and UPS rates are going up in 2019, and it’s more important than ever that IBPA members know how to mitigate the impact to their business. Here are a few things you should know about the changes to come:

  1. FedEx and UPS small package rates are increasing an average of 4.9% - effective January 7, 2019 and December 26, 2018 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 IBPA Shipping Program, has analyzed the FedEx and UPS increases so IBPA members can accurately prepare for the new year. Download the free white paper to see a breakdown of where you’ll find the highest increases and get a simplified explanation of the complicated changes you need to be aware of.

Download the free white paper: Your Guide to the 2019 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases.

IBPA members receive exclusive discounts with FedEx that can help offset these increases. If you’re not yet enrolled in the IBPA Shipping Program, now’s the time. Sign up today to start taking advantage of this free benefit.

About PartnerShip®

PartnerShip® is a leading shipping solutions provider to over 17,000 businesses across North America. They have enjoyed significant success over their 25 year history by helping their customers save time and money in all facets of shipping and logistics, including LTL freight, truckload, tradeshow, expedited, and small package shipping. They also provide specialized solutions that address many small business needs, including storage, invoice consolidation, inbound shipping management, and more.

IBPA chose PartnerShip® to develop a shipping program that combines simplicity, excellent service, and great savings. Today, PartnerShip® is a well-established organization working with more than 150 association groups, over 17,000 businesses, and many of the best carriers in the industry. To learn more, visit

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