FedEx to raise shipping rates in January

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Posted: Sep 15, 2015 5:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — FedEx says it will raise a number of shipping rates in January, and will increase the surcharge on very large packages starting in November.

FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery and FedEx Freight shipping rates will rise an average of 4.9 percent on Jan. 4.

FedEx Corp. says SmartPost rates will also change, but it did not say how much.

The surcharge on FedEx Ground packages that weigh more than 150 pounds, are more than nine feet long or more than 13 feet 9 inches length and girth combined will rise to $110 from $57.50 on Nov. 2. The Memphis, Tennessee-based company said Tuesday it's making that change because people are shipping larger, heavier packages, and residential deliveries have increased.

Some fuel surcharges will also be updated Nov. 2.