FedEx 'remote surcharge' applies to Wrangell, much of Alaska


January 11, 2023

Shoppers who have items shipped via FedEx can probably assume higher charges come the end of the month.

On Jan. 30, a surcharge of $13.25 per package will be added to any delivery the company has deemed “remote.” The fee applies to FedEx Express and FedEx Ground services and covers Wrangell and most of Alaska outside of Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Ketchikan.

Rival delivery company UPS last year instituted its own remote-area surcharge, which increased to $13.05 per package in the Lower 48 on Dec. 27, up from $12 last year, and as much as $38 to remote areas of Alaska, an increase from $34...

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