FedEx is raising all ground shipping prices on bulky but light items.
The company has announced packages will now be priced according to size instead of charging by weight alone.
For example, items like toilet paper and shoes that that comes in big boxes full of a lot of air.
In effect, that will mean a price increase on more than a third of its U.S. ground shipments.
The increase will affect a third of fedex’s ground shipments and will be between 30 and 40 percent.
The change in pricing could dramatically affect either online shoppers or retailers or both. Someone will have to swallow the estimated hundreds of millions of dollars in extra shipping costs.