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2024 UPS Rate Increase, Part 1: Accessorial Fees

By Last updated on: November 2, 2023

UPS announced the 2024 rate increase that is going into effect on December 26, 2023. Incidentally, the 2024 UPS accessorial fees and charges are a large part of every shipper’s weekly billing. Subsequently, the rates for UPS ground and air will all increase by an average of 5.9%.

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Below, you will find most of the fee increases for UPS Value-added services.

UPS Accessorial 201920202021202220232024 Cost
Address Correction$16.40$17.00$18.00$18.00$19.50$21.00
Remote Area Surcharge for Alaska$28.00$30.00$32.50$34.50$38.00$40.50
Remote Area Surcharge for Hawaii$9.00$10.00$10.65$12.00$13.05$14.15
Collect on Delivery (C.O.D.)$14.50$15.50$16.50 $17.50$18.00$19.00
Chargeback for Consignee Billing Shipments$16.40$17.00$18.00$18.00$19.50$21.00
Delivery Confirmation Signature Required$5.00$5.25$5.55$5.90$6.35$6.75
Delivery Confirmation Adult Signature Required$6.05$6.35$6.70$7.15$7.65$8.15
Dry Ice$5.55$5.85$6.15$6.55$7.05$7.50
Missing/Invalid Account Number or Refusal Fee$16.40$17.00$18.00$18.00$19.50$21.00
Over Maximum Limits$850$875$920$1,025$1,150$1,250
Return Label (Electronic and Print)$1.00$1.05$1.05$1.05$1.05$1.05
UPS Carbon Neutral (Ground & Standard)$0.10$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05$0.05

UPS Additional Handling Price Increase

Additional Handling20232024: Zone 22024: Zone 3-42024: Zone 5+
Weight$29.00-$34.50$34.50$37.50$41.50
Dimensions$18.50-$23.50$22.00$24.50$28.25
Packaging$16.50-$20.50$19.50$23.00$24.50

Additionally, starting December 26, 2023, an Additional Handling fee will apply to international packages weighing 55 pounds or more.

UPS Large Package Surcharge Price Increase

Large Package20232024: Zone 22024: Zone 3-42024: Zone 5+
Commercial$135-$165$135$145$165
Residential$160-$195$190$205$235

UPS Residential Surcharge Price Increase

Residential Surcharge201920202021202220232024
Ground $3.95$4.10$4.45$4.85$5.25$5.65
Domestic and International Air$4.55$4.75$5.00$5.35$5.85$6.20
Standard Services$4.80$5.20
Hundredweight (and GFP)$40.00$41.85$43.20$46.80$51.30$54.45

UPS Delivery Area Surcharge (DAS) Price Increase

Delivery Area Surcharge (DAS) 201920202021202220232024
Air Commercial$2.95$3.10$3.25$3.55$3.70$3.95
Air Commercial Extended$2.95$3.60$3.85$4.25$4.50$4.90
Ground Commercial $2.80$2.95$3.10$3.40$3.70$3.95
Ground Commercial Extended$2.80$3.45$3.70$4.10$4.50$4.90
Air Residential$4.35$4.40$4.70$5.20$5.55$5.85
Air Residential Extended$4.85$5.40$5.90$6.50$7.15$7.70
Ground Residential$3.80$4.00$4.30$4.80$5.30$5.70
Ground Residential Extended$4.85$5.40$5.90$6.50$7.15$7.70

What is DAS?

When your company ships to remote or rural destinations, you have seen value-added services fees tacked on the shipments charges called UPS delivery area surcharges (DAS) and extended delivery area surcharges (EDAS). UPS applies these additional charges to packages either picked up or delivered to specific ZIP codes that are predetermined. 2024 UPS accessorial fees increased these fees as well as the number of zip codes this applies toward. Therefore, let’s take a look at the different charges that you could experience. For more information, click here

UPS Dangerous Goods (Hazardous Material) Price Increase

Dangerous Goods (Hazardous Material)201920202021202220232024
Domestic and Air Accessible$98$105$115$130$145$160
Domestic Air Inaccessible$49.00$51.50$54.50$61.50$68.50$73.00
Ground$35.00$37.00$39.00$44.00$48.00$51.00

Lessen the 2024 UPS accessorial fees impact on your company…

All companies need to explore all viable options to help minimize the impact of the 2024 UPS rate increases. The best option is late delivery auditing. Refund Retriever’s late package refund technology will actively monitor all of your shipping activity. Our technology will have the money credited back to your carrier invoices.

Another option is a complete carrier contract analysis. Refund Retriever’s contract experts will analyze your current UPS carrier agreement and parcel spend. Besides, when was the last time an expert reviewed your UPS agreement? Which 2024 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 costs. 

Value-added services conclusion

2024 UPS accessorial fees will account for a considerable percentage of a company’s shipping costs. FedEx and UPS do not make identifying and submitting claims easy. Lucky for you, the programming geeks at Refund Retriever have automated the late delivery refund logistics no matter how many packages your company ships each day. Ship smarter and become the logistics expert 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 www.refundretriever.com or call (800) 441-8085 for more information.

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