The cost of shipping tickets has risen faster in the last few weeks than ticket brokers have ever seen. The same is probably true for everyone that uses Fedex to ship as they raise their rates to more than cover the additional cost of gas. And if it doesn’t go down soon the cost to ship may be passed on to consumers as well.
Fedex has a policy in place to adjust the cost to ship a package depending on the current cost of gasoline. With gas prices rising almost daily Fedex has automatically raised rates and the shipper only finds out the new prices at the time he generates the FedEx air bill.
Most ticket brokers were probably breaking even or making a few bucks off of shipping tickets in the past but when the prices go up this fast they don’t usually pass the increase on to the customer so now they are often losing money on the shipping portion of the ticket sale. Meanwhile Fedex has themselves covered and may even come out ahead.