(KCEN) -- After the Christmas holiday, it's going to cost you more to ship packages with Fedex and UPS.
The package delivery companies have announced their shipping rates are increased for 2013.
Two weeks ago, UPS revealed a 4.9 percent increase on its 2013 shipping charges.
And now Fedex is matching its rival.
It's hiking its average rates for ground shipments and home deliveries by 4.9 percent beginning in January.
But don't forget about free shipping day. It's December 17.
Thousands of stores will ship your gifts for free that day.