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2022 Parcel Rate Increases Are Coming

by Jason Stark

How will you be affected by the 2022 parcel rate increases?

One of the most critical aspects of running a business is understanding your costs. Even a slight change can have big repercussions. As a shipper, you have undoubtedly become accustomed to change and being flexible. One constant thing, however, is the shipping rate increases that come every year.

Nothing has changed this year in that all of the big shippers will be implementing rate increases. The best way to be prepared is to understand these increases early and know how to communicate this to your customers to help set proper expectations for the coming year.

Below you will find explanations of how each major shipper is changing its rates for 2022.

FedEx - Effective increase date of Jan. 3, 2022

Across all small parcel services offered by FedEx (Express and Ground), there will be an average rate increase of 5.9%.

*Example of FedEx rate increase

2021 rates
2022 rates
$7.15
$7.57

*These are hypothetical examples. For specific details of how you and your business will be impacted, please reach out to your EasyPost representative today.

UPS - Effective increase date Dec. 26, 2021

Keeping in line with the last 11 years, UPS will increase their rates the same as FedEx. This means there will be a rate increase of 5.9% for UPS small parcel products as well.

*Example of UPS rate increase

2021 rates
2022 rates
$6.97
$7.38

*These are hypothetical examples. For specific details of how you and your business will be impacted, please reach out to your EasyPost representative today.

USPS - Effective increase date Jan. 9, 2022

The USPS has just announced an increase to several product lines. Both the Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express services will be increasing prices by approximately 3.1%. Flat rate offerings will also be seeing an increase detailed below:

ProductCurrent PriceProposed 2022 Price
Small Flat-Rate Box$8.45$9.45
Medium Flat-Rate Box$15.50$16.10
Large Flat-Rate Box$21.90$21.50
APO/FPO Large Flat Rate Box$20.40$20.00
Reg. Flat-Rate Envelope$7.95$8.95
Legal Flate-Rate Envelope$8.25$9.25
Padded Flate-Rate Envelope$8.55$9.65

USPS has earlier stated that they were not going to raise rates until July of 2022. So another rate increase this coming year could still be announced.

DHL - Effective increase date Jan. 1, 2022

DHL will also be keeping in line with the likes of UPS and FedEx, and increasing their small parcel shipping rates by 5.9%.

*Example of DHL rate increase

2021 rates
2022 rates
$7.27
$7.70

*These are hypothetical examples. For specific details of how you and your business will be impacted, please reach out to your EasyPost representative today.

Want to learn more?

If you are already an EasyPost customer, please reach out to your representative today to discuss how the 2022 rate increases will impact your business. If you aren’t already an EasyPost customer, get in touch with us to learn more about our modern shipping solutions.

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