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UPS Holiday Surcharges – What you need to know

By Last updated on: November 3, 2021

How will UPS holiday season surcharges affect your business this year? October 3, 2021, through January 15, 2022, UPS will apply additional peak surcharges to shipments that qualify as oversized, unauthorized, or require additional handling, in addition to existing charges. FedEx also implemented peak season surcharge increases as well. Check out this blog for the differences.

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Peak Season Holiday Surcharge Increases


Surcharge Name

July 4, 2021 to October 2, 2021

October 3, 2021 to January 15, 2022

Additional Handling Surcharge

Normal Charge + $ 3.50

Normal Charge + $ 6.00

Over Maximum Limits Charge

Normal Charge

Normal Charge + $ 250.00

Large Package Surcharge

Normal Charge + $ 40.00

Normal Charge + $ 60.00

A UPS Peak Surcharge will apply to packages that require Additional Handling and Large Packages for all U.S. domestic,
U.S. import and export shipments. The peak surcharge applies for qualifying customers who have shipped more than 1,000 total packages, or more than ten packages that require Additional Handling or Large Packages, during any week after February 2020.

UPS Residential Peak Surcharge

An additional peak surcharge will apply to certain UPS Air Residential, UPS Ground Residential, and UPS SurePost packages. If a customer shipped more than 25,000 packages during any week following February 2020, the following charges will be added to the shipment cost. These charges will apply from October 31, 2021, to January 15, 2022.

Service Level110% to 200%>200% to 300%>300% to 400%>400% to 500%>500%
All Other UPS Air Residential $2.15 per package$3.15 per package$4.15 per package$5.15 per package$6.15 per package
UPS Next Day Air Residential$2.15 per package$3.15 per package$4.15 per package$5.15 per package$6.15 per package
UPS Ground Residential$1.15 per package$2.15 per package$3.15 per package$4.15 per package$5.15 per package
UPS SurePost$1.15 per package$2.15 per package$3.15 per package$4.15 per package$5.15 per package

UPS holiday surcharges apply to all UPS customers. Not just those shipping packages in the e-commerce space. Parcel shippers must understand their shipping profiles to ensure their agreement is fair. Having accurate data will protect your bottom line and reveal shipping intelligence to lower costs. Contact our parcel experts to gain valuable data and insight that will help understand how these increases in transportation impact your bottom line.

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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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