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Empowering Small to Medium-Sized Businesses: Adding more FedEx® Service Levels To Give Shippers Options and Choice

by EasyPost

Despite record ecommerce sales, many businesses struggle with high cart abandonment rates. In 2023, 47% of carts were abandoned in the U.S. due to extra costs such as shipping and fees being too high, and 24% more were abandoned due to slow delivery

Most shoppers don’t expect their packages to be delivered instantly, but they also don’t want to see steep delivery costs just to get reasonable transit times. Small to medium-sized businesses are fighting a complex battle, where they need to offer more service options, at lower rates, while staying afloat themselves.

Better shipping options aren’t just for big businesses

You might think only big businesses can offer fast shipping either for free or at an affordable price. We’re going to change that. 

FedEx and EasyPost will offer a variety of new discounted service levels through EasyPost’s FedEx® Platform Account to better serve the growing small to medium-sized businesses across the U.S. These new service levels cover a wide range of speeds to support shippers who need to meet customer expectations for expedited or affordable delivery.

If you haven’t already heard, EasyPost users can access discounted FedEx shipping rates with no enrollment fees, volume minimums, or other hidden requirements. Your FedEx shipping account is created directly from the EasyPost dashboard and offers U.S. domestic, U.S. export, and return service levels for less than retail.

Introducing nine new discounted service levels

Service Level
Transit Time
FedEx Ground®
1-5 business days 
FedEx Home Delivery®
1-5 business days
FedEx Express Saver®
3 business days
FedEx 2Day®
2 business days, afternoon / evening delivery
FedEx 2Day® A.M.
2 business days, morning / afternoon delivery
FedEx Overnight Standard®
1 business day, afternoon / evening delivery
FedEx Overnight Priority®
1 business day, morning / afternoon delivery
FedEx International Economy®
2-5 business days 
FedEx International Priority®
1-3 business days, delivery by the end of business day

Don’t forget you can save on other FedEx services as well

Our FedEx® Platform Account already features discounted rates for FedEx Ground® Economy, FedEx Ground® returns and FedEx International Connect Plus®.

FedEx Ground® Economy is the perfect option for shippers with low-weight, low-value, and non-urgent shipments. For small to medium ecommerce businesses, this is the most cost-effective option to reach your customers. 

FedEx Ground® returns simplifies shipping returns, enabling you to restock inventory and process refunds faster. You can also include pre-printed return labels with your packages or provide QR codes to provide a seamless experience for your customers.

FedEx International Connect Plus® is the service level for shippers who want a solution that removes the difficulties of shipping abroad. It features clearance-inclusive service to reduce the chance of shipping delays. See our rate page for more information on valid destination countries.

How to get started

Ready to take advantage of our new FedEx service levels? You can get started in three simple steps.

  1. Sign up with EasyPost for free.
  2. Navigate to Account Settings on the left-hand menu and then to the Carriers tab in the EasyPost dashboard and click the “Create Account” button next to FedEx Default to activate your FedEx Platform Account.
  3. Start saving on your FedEx shipments. When creating a shipping label, you’ll see discounted rates for service levels that can work for your shipment.