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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…


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