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2012 UPS Accessorial Fee Changes

By January 2, 2012

Fees - UPS New year, new rate changes for 2012 UPS accessorial fee changes. According to UPS’s own website dedicated to the changes, the rates for Ground, Air, and International services increased by almost 5%. These are the changes to the UPS accessorial fees. In the majority of the cases, this simply shows how much the item increased

UPS Surcharge Increases

  1. Additional Handling increased by $0.50
  2. C.O.D (Collect on Delivery) increased by $0.50
  3. Delivery Area Surcharges (commercial addresses) increased by $0.15
  4. Delivery Area Surcharge (UPS Air Services to residential addresses) increased by $0.25
  5. Delivery Area Surcharge (Extended for UPS Ground and Air Services to residential addresses) increased by $0.25
  6. On-Call Pickup Area Surcharge (extended residential addresses) increased by $0.25
  7. Delivery Area Surcharge (UPS Hundredweight Service®) increased by $0.75
  8. Delivery Change Request fee increased $1.00
  9. Declared Value charge increased by $0.05 per $100 of the value declared
  10. Delivery Confirmation Signature Required charge and Delivery Confirmation Adult Signature Required charge increased by $0.25
  11. Delivery Intercept charge increased by $1.00 (for requests made by telephone)
  12. Residential Surcharge (UPS Ground Services) increased by $0.10
  13. Residential Surcharge (UPS Air Services) increased by $0.25
  14. Hundredweight Residential Surcharge increased by $2.00
  15. Residential Surcharge of $3.00 will apply to UPS International Air Services imported to the U.S. and billed to a U.S payer
  16. Residential Surcharge of $3.00 will apply to UPS International Air services to Canada
  17. Residential Surcharge for UPS Standard shipments increased by $0.10
  18. On-Call Pickup Residential Surcharge increased by $0.10
  19. UPS Next Day Early A.M. premium (for customers receiving Standard List Rates) increased by $1.00
  20. Hazardous Materials shipments fee (UPS Ground / Air) increased by $2.50
  21. International Dangerous Goods fee will be the greater of $58.50 per shipment fee or $7.00 per package
  22. International Dangerous Goods fee for UPS Standard Services will be the greater of $35.00 per shipment fee or $4.00 per package
  23. Large Package Surcharge increased by $5.00

UPS Import Surcharges

Also, U.S. Import shipments delivered to certain U.S. postal codes and billed to U.S. payers may be eligible for one of the following surcharges:

  1. Delivery Area Surcharge for U.S. Import shipments will be $2.00
  2. Delivery Area Surcharge – Extended rate for U.S. Import shipments will be $2.00
  3. Remote Area Surcharge rate for import shipments delivered to certain Hawaii postal codes will be $6.00
  4. Remote Area Surcharge – Extended rate for import shipments delivered to certain Alaska postal codes will be $15.00

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