FedEx Will Forgo Holiday Surcharges

FedEx will skip special charges on most packages shipped during the holiday season this year as it seeks to undercut rival UPS in a fight for a larger share of delivery of online purchases.

Los Angeles Times
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FedEx will skip special charges on most packages shipped during the holiday season this year as it seeks to undercut rival UPS in a fight for a larger share of delivery of the millions of items people buy online.

FedEx Corp. said Thursday that it won't charge extra for peak-season residential deliveries unless the package requires extra handling, such as for very large items.

On an average day, FedEx delivers more than 12 million packages to businesses and homes. That can jump to 25 million on peak days in December.

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