The 2019 holiday peak season is just around the corner. Incidentally, so are the FedEx and UPS peak surcharges.
Many people think this period is solely the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, for FedEx and UPS this period is really October 1st to January 5th, 2020. Certain packages shipped within these dates will have peak season surcharges applied based on the package characteristics.
Residential Peak Surcharges?
For the 2019 holiday shipping season, UPS announced no residential peak surcharge. Similar to the year before, FedEx will also not apply additional residential surcharges during the holiday season. This is great news for shippers.
What Peak Surcharges are Increasing?
Peak Surcharges apply in addition to all other applicable charges. Plus, they apply to all domestic and international destinations.