Sizing up Rates
Mark D'Amico • Journal of Commerce
October 5, 2015
With e-commerce retail growing at more than 15 percent a year, and with the parcels moved by UPS and FedEx becoming lighter and bulkier as a result, a change in pricing for bulky packages was necessary to align shipping charges with the cost of delivery.
UPS implemented dimensional weight pricing last December, and FedEx followed a month later on Ground packages measuring less than three feet in cube. The shift was expected to drive major changes in shipping practices…