FedEx Price Update Delivers Sour Note to Online Shoppers

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  1. cheryl

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    FedEx Price Update Delivers Sour Note to Online Shoppers - Motley Fool

    By now, you've probably heard the news: FedEx is changing how it charges for delivery of light weight, but large size, packages to your home or business. Dubbed "dimension-based pricing," FedEx's pricing scheme isn't exactly a new idea in the shipping business. But how FedEx plans to use the scheme here in the U.S. is. And it's directly relevant to you both as a consumer -- and also as an investor.


    What dimension-based pricing is

    Here's how FedEx describes the plan:

    "Effective January 1, 2015, FedEx Ground will apply dimensional weight pricing to all shipments. Currently, FedEx Ground applies dimensional weight pricing only to packages measuring three cubic feet or greater."