2017 Shipping Changes

Shipping Changes effective 1.2.2017**

Effective Jan. 2, 2017

FedEx Express package and freight standard list rates will increase an average of 3.9% for U.S., U.S. export and U.S. import services

FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery standard list rates will increase an average of 4.9%

Dimensional Weight

Effective Jan. 2, 2017, the dimensional weight calculation for FedEx Express ? and FedEx Ground? packages will change. Dimensional weight for all shipments within the U.S. and FedEx Express shipments between the U.S. and Puerto Rico will be calculated by multiplying the length by width by height of each package in inches and dividing the total by 139. Previously, dimensional weight for all shipments within the U.S. and FedEx Express shipments between the U.S. and Puerto Rico was calculated by dividing the total by 166.

If the chargeable weight of a FedEx Ground package exceeds 150 lbs., a prorated per-pound rate will be used. FedEx Ground applies dimensional weight to all shipments.

Dimensions of one-half inch or greater are rounded up to the next whole number; dimensions less than one-half inch are rounded down. The final calculation is rounded up to the next whole pound.

Why are my shipping rates changing?

For a shipping company, the cost of doing business ? fuel prices, the cost of updating or replacing equipment and vehicles, and more ? makes it necessary for us to periodically evaluate our shipping rates, surcharges and fees. We make adjustments to enable us to keep investing in our business and ensure that we continue to deliver the shipping solutions and service excellence you have come to expect from FedEx.

Please note UPS is applying the same increase calculation: http//www.rates.ups.com

*Information taken from UPS & FedEx websites

The Smokin-It Team

Shipping Changes effective 1.1.2016**

FedEx Express and FedEx Ground Rates

Effective Jan. 4, 2016

FedEx Express package and freight standard list rates increased an average of 4.9% for U.S., U.S. export and U.S. import services

FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery standard list rates increased an average of 4.9%

**Information taken from FedEx website

Shipping Changes effective 1.1.2015**

FedEx and UPS (and all major shipping carriers) announced their plans to begin calculating shipping rates using dimensional weight effective January 1, 2015. This change will have a measurable increase in the rates you will be charged to ship items. In an effort to encourage efficient packing, carriers will now use "dimensional weight" to help determine the most accurate shipping cost for a package. Dimensional weight is different from actual weight, and is more representative of the amount of truck space a package actually occupies.

The dimensional weight of a package can be calculated by measuring its dimensions in inches (length, width, height) and plugging them in to the following formula:

(Length x Width x Height)/166 = Dimensional Weight* (in pounds)

*Note the "dimensional factor" of 166 is currently used by UPS & FedEx but is subject to change.

Once calculated, an item's dimensional weight is compared to the actual weight. The higher weight will be the weight FedEx and UPS uses to calculate shipping for the package. Note this is the dimension of the box a product will typically ship in, not the product itself. Please be aware the dimensional weight of a product is most accurate when shipping single-item packages, but cannot accurately predict the dimensional weight of multiple items that ship together, nor can it account for packing material or free accessories included.

Smokin-it continues to offer the best shipping option for our products through FedEx and UPS. We continue to recycle, pack your purchases to protect the items from damage and follow FedEx and UPS standards for shipping. Please keep in mind our smokers are over sized and heavy.

**Information taken from Volusion, UPS & FedEx websites

(Updated 10.2015)

The Smokin-It Team