The holiday season may seem like it’s a lifetime away, but some recent news may get you thinking now about your shipping strategy for the upcoming season.
UPS recently announced new peak surcharges applicable during defined periods in November and December that are “designed to enable UPS to continue to provide best-in-class value to customers while offsetting some of the additional expenses incurred during significant volume surges,” according to a UPS press release.
These peak surcharges apply to packages addressed or delivered to a location that is a home, including a business operating out of a home.
From Nov. 19 to Dec. 2 and again from Dec. 17-23, UPS will add a 27-cent-per-piece peak charge for all UPS Ground packages, including UPS Ground with Freight Pricing.
From Dec. 17-23, UPS will also charge a peak surcharge of 81 cents per piece for UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Early and UPS Next Day Air Saver residential packages, and 97 cents per piece for UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M. and UPS 3 Day Select residential packages.
The above surcharges apply to packages with origin and destination within the 48 contiguous states and packages with Alaska or Hawaii origin.
From Nov. 19 to Dec. 2 and again from Dec. 17-23, a $2.99 per package surcharge applies to all UPS Next Day Air Early, UPS Next Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air and UPS Ground packages shipped from an origin within the 48 contiguous states to a destination within Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico.
UPS will also apply peak surcharges to large packages and over maximum limits packages—learn more about all new peak surcharges by viewing this PDF.
If you have any questions about how this might affect your shipping strategy, please call ShipWorks Support at 1-800-952-7784.