List of Fedex Surcharges

November 9, 2023 Joe Jordan

List of Fedex Surcharges

Failure to plan for surcharges and additional fees can significantly impact your shipping budget. To prevent unexpected costs, we've compiled a comprehensive list of the surcharges imposed by FedEx. This information will empower you to make informed decisions and ensure that you only pay what you should for your shipments.

What Are the Shipping Rates for FedEx?

FedEx shipping rates are diverse, influenced by factors such as service type, package size and weight, shipping distance, and delivery speed. Faster services tend to come at a higher cost. Beyond the standard rates, FedEx offers extra services, like 'Hold at FedEx Location' and ‘Signature Delivery,’ which can add to your overall shipping expenses.

The table below contains rate ranges for the different FedEx services based on package weight.


FedEx First Overnight

FedEx Priority Overnight

FedEx Standard Overnight

FedEx 2Day A.M.

FedEx 2Day

FedEx Express Saver

FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery

1–10 pounds








11–20 pounds


$62.53–$ 249.16


$36.28–$ 206.09




21–30 pounds


$78.85–$ 336.87






31–40 pounds




$74.31–$ 362.84


$61.81–$ 259.57


41–50 pounds




$94.83–$ 438.26




51–60 pounds








61–70 pounds








71–80 pounds








81–90 pounds








91–100 pounds








101–110 pounds








111–120 pounds








121–130 pounds








131–140 pounds








141–150 pounds









What Is FedEx Rate Increase for 2023?

On August 29, 2023, FedEx announced adjusted shipping rates for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight.

Below are FedEx rate increases for 2023, to be implemented from Jan. 1st, 2024

  1. FedEx Ground and FedEx Express Rate Increase

  • Shipping rates for FedEx Express package and freight (specifically U.S. domestic, U.S. export, and U.S. import services) will go up by an average of 5.9%.
  • Rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery will go up by an average of 5.9%.
  • The following services will have increased rates: FedEx Ground Economy, FedEx Ground Multiweight, FedEx International Premium, FedEx International Priority DirectDistribution, and FedEx International Connect Plus.
  • Rates for FedEx One Rate, FedEx’s flat-rate service, will change.
  • There will also be changes to the surcharges and fees for FedEx Express & FedEx Ground.
  • FedEx will increase customs clearance service fees on imports.
  • Starting on January 15, 2024, FedEx will apply the Additional Handling Surcharge and Oversize Charge to individual eligible packages for international multi-piece shipments rather than assessing these charges on a per-shipment basis.
  1. FedEx Freight Rate Changes

  • FedEx Freight shipping rates will see a rise of approximately 5.9%-6.9%, depending on the customer's transportation rate scale. This increase applies to shipments within the U.S. (comprising Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) and between the contiguous U.S. and Canada.
  • FXF 1000 and FXF 501 rates will increase an average of 6.9%.
  • FedEx Freight rates will also increase for FXFC 1100 (Intra-Canada) rates, FXFM DD (Mexico Door-to-Door) rates, and FXFM IMS (Intra-Mexico Shipment) rates.
  • FedEx Freight box rates will not increase.
  • There will be new prices for FedEx freight shipping surcharges and fees.

For a full view of the changes, visit and compare the 2023 FedEx Standard List Rates and the new 2024 FedEx Rates.

Does FedEx Have Extra Charges?

FedEx does have extra charges that apply on top of the standard shipping rate, and these can mainly be grouped into two categories: Value Added Services and Surcharges.

  • Value Added Services: Value Added Services are additional services that can enhance the convenience or security of a shipment. These services are elected by the customer and typically come at an extra cost on top of the standard shipping rate. Some examples include Weekend delivery, declared value coverage, on-demand care, etc.
  • Surcharges: Surcharges are additional fees levied by FedEx based on the characteristics and circumstances of a shipment. Some examples of surcharges include Residential delivery charges, address correction charges, etc.

If you're asking "Why did Fedex charge me extra?" read this blog!

What Are FedEx's Additional Charges?

FedEx has many different surcharges. Below are a few examples of them. Refer to the FedEx Additional Fees page for full details.

FedEx Surcharge 


Additional Handling Surcharge 

An extra fee is applied to packages that require special handling due to size, weight, or packaging.

Address Correction

A fee for correcting or validating recipient addresses to ensure accurate delivery.

Clearance Fee

Charged for customs clearance services when shipping internationally.

Dangerous Goods

A fee for shipping hazardous materials or items classified as dangerous goods, e.g., lab chemicals.

Declared Value

An optional service fee based on the declared value of the shipment for added insurance coverage.

Delivery Area Surcharge

Applied to shipments delivered to remote or limited-access areas.

Delivery Reattempt

A fee for making additional delivery attempts if the initial one is unsuccessful.

Extended Service Area Delivery/Pickup

An additional charge for shipping to or from locations outside standard service areas.

FedEx Delivery Signature Options

Fees associated with various signature options, like requiring a recipient's signature upon delivery.

FedEx On Demand Care


Inside Delivery/Pickup Charge

An extra fee for delivery or pickup inside a building or facility.

Oversize Charge

Applied to packages exceeding specified size or weight limits.

Residential Delivery/Pickup Charge

A fee for delivering or picking up packages at residential addresses.


What Will UPS Surcharges Be In 2023?

The following is a list of UPS surcharges in 2023. Check UPS daily rates and retail rates documents for more details and price information.

UPS Surcharges 2023

  • Additional Handling
  • Address Correction
  • Chargeback for Consignee Billing Shipments
  • Delivery Area Surcharge
  • Delivery Reattempt
  • Demand Surcharges
  • Destination Outside Service Area
  • Extended Area Surcharge
  • Large Package Surcharge
  • Missing PLD Fee
  • Missing/Invalid Account Number or Refusal Fee
  • UPS On-Call Pickup Area Surcharge 
  • Over Maximum Limits
  • Oversize Pallet Handling Surcharge
  • Package Tracking, Tracing and Refund Requests
  • Pickup Area Surcharge
  • Prohibited Item Fee
  • Rebill Fee
  • Remote Area Surcharge
  • Fedex Residential Surcharge
  • Shipping Charge Correction Audit Fee
  • Special Handling of Undeliverable Shipments
  • Undeliverable Shipment Surcharge


How Does FedEx Charge You?

FedEx charges you for shipping based on your shipment’s content, weight, size, origin, destination and chosen shipping service. You can use FedEx rate tables or you can use their online shipping calculator for a more precise and customized shipping quote.

Keep in mind that FedEx may verify the weight and volume of your shipment. If the details are found to be inaccurate, you may be charged additional correction and handling fees.

What Is an Oversize Fee?

An oversized fee is an additional charge applied to packages that exceed the specified size and weight limits set by the shipping carrier. This fee is levied to cover the extra handling and transportation costs associated with larger or unusually shaped parcels.

What Is FedEx Oversize Charge?

The FedEx oversize charge is a fee applied to packages that surpass 96 inches in length or 130 inches in combined length and girth are subject to an oversize fee. The charge is also based on the package’s actual rounded weight or dimensional weight, whichever is greater. Apart from express international shipments, packages are subject to a 90-lb. minimum billable weight.

The FedEx oversize charge is implemented as follows:

  • It is applied per package for U.S. domestic express services, as well as U.S. domestic and international ground services.
  • For international express services, the charge is applied per shipment.
  • If a U.S. domestic multiweight package meets either of the conditions mentioned above, it will incur an oversize charge.

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