Sendle fuel surcharge

Parcel delivery relies heavily on the production, availability and price of fuel. Since Sendle began in 2014, we’ve never before passed on a fuel levy. But, like any business, we’re not immune to inflated fuel costs.

Sendle's variable rate fuel surcharge is reviewed and updated by every first Monday of the month, meaning it may go up, down, stay the same, or be removed entirely.

Sendle Fuel Surcharge

Sendle domestic fuel surcharge rate table

Month

Sendle surcharge

1 December 2023

28%

30 October - 30 November 2023

28%

2 October - 29 October 2023

30.25%

Sendle fuel surcharge rate table
for shipping to the U.S.

Month

Sendle surcharge

December 2023

7.75%

November 2023

7.75%

October 2023

7.75%

Understanding your fuel surcharge

Why a surcharge rather than embedding the fee within the base price to send your parcel? We think that part of doing fair business is to be clear about how we do it, not just how much something will cost – no nasty surprises is, after all, one of your Sendler Rights.

How to calculate your fuel surcharge

In the Sendle dashboard, you’ll see the fuel surcharge as a line item in your Order Summary when you send a parcel. If you’re using an eCommerce integration to send with us, the surcharge will be included in your total shipping cost. If maths is your thing, the fuel surcharge is calculated using the formula: Base price + surcharge + taxes = TOTAL

Fuel surcharge example calculation

Let’s say you’re sending a 500g parcel of naturopathic teas from Toronto to Vancouver:

Base price

22.5% fuel surcharge

Tax

Total

$10.40

$2.34

$0.70

$13.44

 

Learn more about fuel pricing

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers is the voice of Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry.

Every Sendle shipment includes the same great benefits like free tracking updates, 24x5 support from real people who are happy to help, and Sendle Cover. And because every shipment is 100% carbon neutral, Sendle isn’t just affordable and reliable, it’s sustainable, too.

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