By Erin Wawok



It is usually pretty normal to experience delays or increased charges when it comes to mail. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic, mailing services struggle to deliver packages quickly. 

Because of these obstacles, there has been a surcharge added to mail being delivered by FedEx. Due to high volumes, demand, and operating costs, FedEx has experienced a delay in mail delivery. To provide the best customer service possible, a surcharge must be implemented. 

If you are still confused about what this all means or what it entails for the future of mailing, you’re not alone. The pandemic has affected many people, and mail carriers have experienced their fair share of challenges.

Here is what you need to know about FedEx’s recent surcharges and how Listing Mirror can help. 

The Surcharge

As mentioned previously, the FedEx surcharge has been implemented because of increased parcel volume demand. Some surcharges will be continuations of previous surcharges while others may be completely new.  

The goal of the surcharge is to relieve pressure off of mail carriers and manufacturers. This is done by allowing more time for FedEx to keep up with delivery requirements and increasing staffing demands. 

The surcharge officially went into effect on June 21, 2021.

Residential Delivery Charge

Since the surcharge has been placed into effect, customers who meet a certain volume threshold will be fined with a Peak Residential Delivery Charge. FedEx will oversee the customer’s volume and assess how the charge will go into effect. 

Any discounts that have already been added will not be applied, and this fee will be intertwined with their current residential delivery charge. If this were to apply to your mail, a FedEx sales representative would contact you immediately and discuss how it may impact you. 

Types of Charges

With the most recent announcement of a FedEx surcharge comes new and previous information that you should be aware of. These are some of the newest charges provided by FedEx. 

It may be beneficial to oversee the prices and discover how another service like Listing Mirror could help you:

Oversize Charge

Details: Applies to packages from the U.S. Express Package Services, U.S. Ground Services, and International Ground Service.

Price: $30.00 per package

Effective Date: January 18, 2021, until further notice

Additional Handling Surcharge

Details: Applies to packages from the U.S. Express Package Services, U.S. Ground Services, International Ground Service.

Price: $3.50 per package

Effective Date: June 21, 2021, until further notice

Peak Surcharge

Details: Applies to packages from FedEx Ground® Economy Package Services

Price: $0.60 per package

Effective Date: June 21, 2021, until further notice

How E-Commerce Can Help

By partnering with several shipping solutions and utilizing these programs to save you money, e-commerce can give you the same quality mailing services for much less. 

These programs partner with shipping solutions across the U.S so that they can give you all the information you need about your packages in one place. This can allow you to see the details of an order, the probable weight of a package, or generate shipping labels. With e-commerce, you can send your labels directly to the printer and prepare your mail ahead of time. 

View Your Packages All in One Place

Keep track of your packages from the moment they leave the warehouse to when they arrive at your doorstep. E-commerce aims to help you send or receive your mail in an affordable, efficient, and dependable manner. 

View everything from the convenience of your dashboard and track all of your orders, payments, and packages from one location. The goal is to help you pay for your packages in a cost-efficient and timely manner.

If you are preparing an international shipment, e-commerce can give you all the necessary materials without the expensive prices caused by FedEx surcharges. Relieve some stress by letting others handle the complicated paperwork that comes with international shipping 

Send Your Packages With Listing Mirror!

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Erin Wawok

Erin is the Co-Founder of Listing Mirror.