FedEx unveiled its new FedEx One Rate shipping program for small business and consumers on Thursday.
Under terms of the new shipping service, small businesses choose a free FedEx Express box or envelope, an eligible FedEx Express domestic shipping service and the destination.
FedEx calculates pricing based on packaging type, service selected, and the delivery distance.
The weight of the package is not factored into the shipping cost.
According to FedEx, the new shipping option is meant to help small businesses predict their shipping costs with less effort. The program will also make it easier for small businesses to share shipping costs with their customers.
According to Raj Subramaniam, executive vice president of Marketing at FedEx Services, “For consumers and small businesses alike, FedEx One Rate pricing allows customers to plan and control their express shipping costs more easily.”
Here are several of the programs new features courtesy of Mashable:
- More packaging choices: FedEx Express has added five new boxes to the current line of free packaging for the introduction of FedEx One Rate, along with a new extra-large-size category. FedEx now offers a total of 12 packing options, including new cube-shaped boxes, for all express shipping services.
- No weighing of packages: Weight, fuel surcharges, residential and delivery area surcharge fees do not alter the base rate for shipments.
- Time-definite delivery: FedEx One Rate shipping is available with one-, two- or three-day U.S. domestic time-definite shipping commitments.
- Added services: FedEx One Rate pricing includes tracking capabilities, money-back guarantees and no additional charge for declared values of up to $100.T
The FedEx One Rate website has more information about the service and what small business owners and customers can expect from the program.
Do you like the idea of simplified shipping based on package size and distance instead of weight?