For September, we will review the standard FedEx Small Parcel agreement. FedEx agreements are somewhat less labyrinthine than THOSE of UPS, but more complex in others. Some shippers may use FedEx`s SmartPost service, which consists of USPS for last-mile deliveries. While service levels vary across regional networks and even individual drivers, the industry generally recognizes that SUREPost is considered by UPS to be a superior service compared to SmartPost. To accommodate this, fedEx will generally offer more aggressive discounts and minimum discounts on their SmartPost prices, usually depending on soil and home delivery sections, with separate weight reductions and earned discounts for on-air shipping and books. While UPS SurePost discounts typically lose their base discounts on 9 lbs, FedEx will sometimes extend their weight-based discounts up to 70 lbs. (Note that the SmartPost network has no shipments of more than 70 lbs.) accepted. Some special shippers receive separate prices for SmartPost returns or on printed and related products. As with the Express agreement, you will find all definitions or minimum reductions for Ground, Home Delivery or SmartPost below their discounts earned in previous agreements and are grouped in a section at the bottom of the ground agreement (before accessory contracts) in some recent agreements. Last but not least, we need to review the mbG/GSR terms of your agreement. While UPS generally does not contain a language related to Guaranteed Service Measures (GSR), unless there is a specific waiver, each separate FedEx agreement contains its own vocabulary for moneyback guarantee (MBG) claim.
This means that there is a clause in your express agreement, another clause in your growth agreement and additional clauses for your export or import agreements if you have separate agreements for these services. Any MBG clause may vary, so you may be entitled to MBGs on your ground and import services, but you waive the right to submit them for Domestic Express and export.