FedEx is taking final mile deliveries in-house. FedEx Ground Economy® will now be responsible for final mile deliveries seven days a week. Previously, FedEx SmartPost® delivered packages to a USPS facility for final delivery by the postal carrier, service was available on a regular basis 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday with Sunday deliveries available at an extra cost. FedEx is aligning its Ground Economy Service with its home delivery service and reaching 48 contiguous states without relying on USPS final mile delivery service
What does this mean for shippers?
This is concerning for shippers because it is unclear how FedEx will pay that fee and if it will be passed on to shippers including any packages returned. Final invoice amounts could vary and could affect transportation costs. It is especially important to work with an audit and optimization service with analytics solutions included to make sure invoices are thoroughly audited. We ensure changes and errors are being caught, monitored and corrected. Contact ACT today to get started.