FedEx SmartPost to Raise Rates Again?
UPDATE: The USPS just announced it's delaying the implementation of the pending rate increase (which affects FedEx) due to Postal Regulatory Commission requests for additional information to justify the increases, so it will be interesting to see if FedEx SmartPost proceeds with its increases. It also remains to be seen how FedEx SmartPost will implement the increases. Will it raise published pricing so it's higher than ground for the first time ever, or bake the rate hikes into discounts — i.e., decrease incentives to offset the increase?
Rob Martinez is the CEO of Shipware LLC, a professional services firm that transforms businesses through intelligent distribution solutions and strategies. Rob has helped some of the world’s most recognizable brands reduce parcel shipping costs an average of 25 percent through contract negotiations, rate benchmarking, modal optimization, invoice audit and other savings vehicles. A cum laude graduate of UCLA, Rob has 20 years of transportation industry experience, including executive positions at DHL and Stamps.com, in addition to his work as an outside consultant since 2001.