2021 Parcel Rate Comparisons – FedEx, UPS and USPS

November 23, 2020


E-Commerce took the world by storm in 2020.

E-commerce represented over 16% of total retail sales through the first half of the year and UPS estimates e-commerce will make up at least 20% by the end of the year – with no slow down expected into 2021.

More than half of FedEx and UPS’s total volumes now favor B2C because of COVID-19. During the third quarter of 2020, 61% of total UPS volumes were B2C and grew at 34% year-over-year while B2B volumes declined almost 8% year-over-year.

There are hundreds of surcharges that will increase next year.

But for 2021, a shipper’s most significant increase will be related to B2C deliveries – Additional Handling, Delivery Area, Residential and Large package. Not surprisingly, these are the same categories that were called out this time last year as extraordinary indicating the carriers are likely to
continue the trend.

SME takes a look at those charges that will have the most impact.

Download our white paper for comparisons and details on 2021 Parcel Rates.

 


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2021 Parcel Rate Comparisons – FedEx, UPS and USPS

November 23, 2020


E-Commerce took the world by storm in 2020.

E-commerce represented over 16% of total retail sales through the first half of the year and UPS estimates e-commerce will make up at least 20% by the end of the year – with no slow down expected into 2021. More than half of FedEx and UPS’s total volumes now favor B2C because of COVID-19. During the third quarter of 2020, 61% of total UPS volumes were B2C and grew at 34% year-over-year while B2B volumes declined almost 8% year-over-year.

There are hundreds of surcharges that will increase next year.

But for 2021, a shipper’s most significant increase will be related to B2C deliveries – Additional Handling, Delivery Area, Residential and Large package. Not surprisingly, these are the same categories that were called out this time last year as extraordinary indicating the carriers are likely to continue the trend.

SME takes a look at those charges that will have the most impact. Download our white paper for comparisons and details on 2021 Parcel Rates.  

ABOUT SPEND MANAGEMENT EXPERTS

Spend Management Experts provides strategic guidance to optimize your supply chain. Using cost modeling technology and market intelligence, we help companies with their transportation, distribution and fulfillment spend. Often large shippers can reduce their spend across the supply chain by 20% or more. We specialize in reducing distribution costs, increasing efficiencies, dynamic reporting, greater budgeting and forecasting accuracy and optimizing supply chain execution. We leverage our proprietary models to identify savings and build negotiation strategies based on data and business cases. As industry experts, our fresh approach provides clients with straightforward details on exactly how savings are derived. Spend Management Experts is your competitive edge, delivered. Connect with Spend Management Experts on TwitterLinkedIn, and the Spend Management Experts blog.    

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