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2023 UPS Rate Increase, Part 1: Accessorial Fees

By Last updated on: March 9, 2023

UPS announced the 2023 rate increase going into effect on December 27, 2022. Incidentally, the 2023 UPS accessorial fees are a considerable part of every shipper’s weekly billing. Subsequently, the UPS ground and air rates will increase by an average of 6.9%. UPS Air Freight rates for the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico will increase by an average of 6.2%. The UPS late payment fee will increase from 6% to 8%.

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2023 UPS accessorial fees increase

UPS Accessorial 2019 Cost 2020 Cost2021 Cost2022 Cost2023 Cost
Address Correction$16.40$17.00$18.00$18.00$19.50
Remote Area Surcharge for Alaska$28.00$30.00$32.50$34.50$38.00
Remote Area Surcharge for Hawaii$9.00$10.00$10.65$12.00$13.05
Collect on Delivery (C.O.D.)$14.50$15.50$16.50 $17.50$18.00
Chargeback for Consignee Billing Shipments$16.40$17.00$18.00$18.00$19.50
Delivery Confirmation Signature Required$5.00$5.25$5.55$5.90$6.35
Delivery Confirmation – Adult Signature Required$6.05$6.35$6.70$7.15$7.65
Dry Ice$5.55$5.85$6.15$6.55$7.05
Missing/Invalid Account Number or Refusal Fee$16.40$17.00$18.00$18.00$19.50
Over Maximum Limits$850$875$920$1,025$1,150
Return Label (Electronic and Print)$1.00$1.05$1.05$1.05
UPS Carbon Neutral (Ground & Standard)$0.10$0.05$0.05$0.05

UPS Additional Handling Price Increase

Additional Handling20222023: Zone 22023: Zone 3-42023: Zone 5+
Weight$25.25 – $30.50$29.00$31.50$34.50
Dimensions$15.75 – $20.50$18.50$20.50$23.50
Packaging$14 – $17.50$16.50$19.00$20.50

UPS Large Package Surcharge Price Increase

Large Package20222023: Zone 22023: Zone 3-42023: Zone 5+

UPS Residential Surcharge Price Increase

Residential Surcharge20192020202120222023
Ground $3.95$4.10$4.45$4.85$5.25
Domestic and International Air$4.55$4.75$5.00$5.35$5.85
Standard Services$4.80$5.20
Hundredweight (and GFP)$40.00$41.85$43.20$46.80$51.30

UPS Delivery Area Surcharge (DAS) Price Increase

Delivery Area Surcharge (DAS) 20192020202120222023
Air Commercial$2.95$3.10$3.25$3.55$3.70
Air Commercial Extended$2.95$3.60$3.85$4.25$4.50
Ground Commercial $2.80$2.95$3.10$3.40$3.70
Ground Commercial Extended$2.80$3.45$3.70$4.10$4.50
Air Residential$4.35$4.40$4.70$5.20$5.55
Air Residential Extended$4.85$5.40$5.90$6.50$7.15
Ground Residential$3.80$4.00$4.30$4.80$5.30
Ground Residential Extended$4.85$5.40$5.90$6.50$7.15

What is DAS?

When your company ships to remote or rural destinations, additional value-added services fees are added: UPS delivery area surcharges (DAS) and extended delivery area surcharges (EDAS). UPS applies these additional charges to packages picked up or delivered to predetermined ZIP codes. 2023 UPS accessorial fees increase these and the number of zip codes this applies toward. Accordingly, let’s look at the other charges you could encounter. For more information, click here

UPS Dangerous Goods (Hazardous Material) Price Increase

Dangerous Goods (Hazardous Material)20192020202120222023
Domestic and Air Accessible$98.00$105$115$130$145
Domestic Air Inaccessible$49.00$51.50$54.50$61.50$68.50
2023 UPS accessorial fees

Lessen the 2023 UPS accessorial fees impact on your company…

All companies must explore viable options to help minimize the impact of the 2023 UPS rate increases. The best choice is late delivery auditing. Refund Retriever’s late package refund technology will actively scrutinize your shipping activity. Our refund technology will have the funds credited back to your carrier invoices.

Another option is a complete carrier contract analysis. Refund Retriever’s contract experts will analyze your current carrier agreements and parcel spend. Besides, when was the last time an expert reviewed your UPS agreement? Which 2023 UPS accessorial fees will cost you the most? Are your shipments earning the total discounts? Therefore, let Refund Retriever help your logistics manager understand UPS charges. Our shipping reports will reveal shipping intelligence to help lower shipping prices. 

Value-added services conclusion

2023 UPS accessorial fees will account for a significant percentage of a company’s shipping costs. FedEx and UPS do not make the determination and submission of claims straightforward. Lucky for you, the programming geeks at Refund Retriever automate late delivery refund logistics. We can lower shipping costs no matter how many packages your company ships daily. Ship smarter and become the logistics specialist with Refund Retriever.

Brian Gibbs

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Brian Gibbs | President of Refund Retriever

Brian Gibbs founded Refund Retriever in 2006 while running his first eBay-based business and seeing the shortcomings of other shipment auditing companies. Refund Retriever's primary focus is FedEx and UPS parcel invoice auditing. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2001, he graduated from the University of Houston in 2004 with a JD and MBA. Gibbs has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and other publications discussing parcel auditing, shipping, e-commerce, and more. Learn more at or call (800) 441-8085 for more information.

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