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FedEx workers unload packages from a delivery truck on June 19, 2013 in San Francisco, California. FedEx, the wrold's second largest delivery service, will start factoring the size of the package in addition to its weight when determing the shipping cost.

The great mover of packages known as FedEx is shifting to what it calls "dimensional weight pricing." It's about size as well as heft and more money for FedEx. A FedEx spokesman gave this quote to Bloomberg News: "We felt like we weren't receiving the correct compensation for the services we were providing." Marketplace's David Weinberg explains.

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