2019 Light Package Carrier Comparison: FedEx vs.USPS

Every year as new shipping rates come into effect, it is an opportune time to review your shipping strategy. The last thing you want is for your e-commerce business to overpay for shipping. One of the best ways to save money shipping is to compare rates and ensure that you are using the right carrier for your package.

For this comparison, we’ll be looking at USPS and FedEx Rates for packages weighing between one and five pounds.

FedEx Home Delivery vs USPS Priority Mail
Zone 2 Cost Comparison – 2019 Rates
Weight in Lbs. USPS Zone 1&2 FedEx Zone 2 USPS Savings
1 $6.95 $12.52 $5.57
2 $7.42 $12.52 $5.10
3 $7.61 $12.52 $4.91
4 $7.71 $12.52 $4.81
5 $7.81 $12.52 $4.71

FedEx Home Delivery:  Standard list rates include 20% earned discount plus $3.80 residential delivery charge and 7.50% fuel surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail:  Commercial Base Pricing – USPS does not include a residential delivery charge or a fuel surcharge.

 

FedEx Home Delivery vs USPS Priority Mail
Zone 3 Cost Comparison – 2019 Rates
Weight in Lbs. USPS Zone 3 FedEx Zone 3 USPS Savings
1 $7.28 $12.52 $5.24
2 $7.61 $12.52 $4.91
3 $7.99 $12.59 $4.60
4 $8.20 $12.73 $4.53
5 $8.25 $13.04 $4.79

FedEx Home Delivery:  Standard list rates include 20% earned discount plus $3.80 residential delivery charge and 7.50% fuel surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail:  Commercial Base Pricing – USPS does not include a residential delivery charge or a fuel surcharge.

 

FedEx Home Delivery vs USPS Priority Mail
Zone 4 Cost Comparison – 2019 Rates
Weight in Lbs. USPS Zone 4 FedEx Zone 4 USPS Savings
1 $7.49 $12.52 $5.03
2 $7.88 $12.81 $4.93
3 $8.34 $13.29 $4.95
4 $8.81 $13.58 $4.77
5 $9.12 $13.91 $4.79

FedEx Home Delivery:  Standard list rates include 20% earned discount plus $3.80 residential delivery charge and 7.50% fuel surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail:  Commercial Base Pricing – USPS does not include a residential delivery charge or a fuel surcharge.

 

FedEx Home Delivery vs USPS Priority Mail
Zone 5 Cost Comparison – 2019 Rates
Weight in Lbs. USPS Zone 5 FedEx Zone 5 USPS Savings
1 $7.65 $12.52 $4.87
2 $8.50 $13.00 $4.50
3 $9.26 $13.67 $4.41
4 $10.03 $14.19 $4.16
5 $10.33 $14.64 $4.31

FedEx Home Delivery:  Standard list rates include 20% earned discount plus $3.80 residential delivery charge and 7.50% fuel surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail:  Commercial Base Pricing – USPS does not include a residential delivery charge or a fuel surcharge.

 

FedEx Home Delivery vs USPS Priority Mail
Zone 6 Cost Comparison – 2019 Rates
Weight in Lbs. USPS Zone 6 FedEx Zone 6 USPS Savings
1 $7.82 $12.52 $4.70
2 $9.70 $13.39 $3.69
3 $11.80 $14.05 $2.25
4 $13.75 $14.47 $0.72
5 $15.67 $15.09 -$0.58

FedEx Home Delivery:  Standard list rates include 20% earned discount plus $3.80 residential delivery charge and 7.50% fuel surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail:  Commercial Base Pricing – USPS does not include a residential delivery charge or a fuel surcharge.

 

FedEx Home Delivery vs USPS Priority Mail
Zone 7 Cost Comparison – 2019 Rates
Weight in Lbs. USPS Zone 7 FedEx Zone 7 USPS Savings
1 $7.99 $12.52 $4.53
2 $10.23 $13.75 $3.52
3 $13.10 $14.39 $1.29
4 $15.59 $15.15 -$0.44
5 $17.92 $15.66 -$2.26

FedEx Home Delivery:  Standard list rates include 20% earned discount plus $3.80 residential delivery charge and 7.50% fuel surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail:  Commercial Base Pricing – USPS does not include a residential delivery charge or a fuel surcharge.

 

FedEx Home Delivery vs USPS Priority Mail
Zone 8 Cost Comparison – 2019 Rates
Weight in Lbs. USPS Zone 8 FedEx Zone 8 USPS Savings
1 $8.25 $12.65 $4.40
2 $10.86 $13.91 $3.05
3 $15.28 $14.90 -$0.38
4 $17.61 $15.67 -$1.94
5 $20.40 $16.31 -$4.09

FedEx Home Delivery:  Standard list rates include 20% earned discount plus $3.80 residential delivery charge and 7.50% fuel surcharge.

USPS Priority Mail:  Commercial Base Pricing – USPS does not include a residential delivery charge or a fuel surcharge.

 

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