UPS and FedEx base rates are close, but not always equal. When comparing the two primary domestic shippers, you may want to see who is less expensive and offers the best rates. For that reason, Parcel BI has created this complimentary Base Rate Comparison Tool.
Select the year’s rates you would like to compare, as well as the comparable UPS and FedEx Service, Ground, Home Delivery 3Day Select, Express Saver, 2Day, Priority Overnight, Next Day Air, Next Day Early, Air Saver, Standard Overnight, First Overnight, SurePost, Smartpost and more.
Display the Difference in Dollars, Difference by Percentage, or compare UPS to FedEx Side by Side.
If you want to add in common surcharges and accessorial charges, you can include Fuel, Residential, Additional Handling (AHS), Large and Oversized Charges, Delivery Area Surcharge (DAS) Commercial and Delivery Area Surcharge (DAS) Residential, Extended Delivery Area Surcharge (EAS) Commercial and Extended Delivery Area Surcharge (EAS) Residential. You can select one or multiple surcharges.
To use the tool, select the year and the form in which you want the comparison to display. Then select the UPS and FedEx service you would like to compare. Select the surcharges you want to apply. You can select multiple surcharges at a time, note the check mark next to the selected surcharge in the drop down menu, select again to remove.
The weights and zones where one carrier is better will be highlighted purple for FedEx and brown for UPS where one carrier is better than the others. If they are the same, then the value is not highlighted.
This tool only compares base rates, however Parcel BI can be used to compare your contracted rates or compare carrier contracts. If you want to compare UPS or FedEx base rate increase year over year, Contract Edge can give you that insight.
Select the service and surcharges to see which carrier has the lower base rates