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UPS Hundredweight Surcharge Fees – What You Need To Know

By Last updated on: August 16, 2019

In a previous blog post, we discussed the UPS CWT services, and now we will go over UPS Hundredweight surcharge fees. Hundredweight CWT is a cost-effective delivery for non-palletized, multiple-package shipments that weigh 100 to 500 pounds. As a rule, UPS Hundredweight CWT has a 150-pound maximum weight per package. In addition, the max package size is also 165 inches in length and girth combined with a total maximum length of 108 inches. 

Since all UPS Hundredweight CWT packages are considered one shipment, there are different rules and application of additional surcharges that a shipper should consider.  

UPS Hundredweight Surcharge Fees
UPS Hundredweight CWT

UPS Address Corrections

Even though UPS considers Hundredweight CWT shipments as one, there will be an address correction charge of $16.40 per package. However, the maximum charge for all address corrections is $114.80 per shipment. 

UPS Third-Party Billing Fees

We have discussed what this fee is in a previous blog post. The fee applies to all shipments billed to a 3rd party, all UPS domestic and international shipments. The 4.5% applies to the entire shipping charge, this includes the base rate plus all applicable accessorial and value-added service charges. This new cost could have a huge impact on your UPS hundredweight surcharge fees.

UPS Delivery Area Surcharges

If your company ships to remote destinations, additional fees called UPS delivery area surcharges (DAS) and extended delivery area surcharges (EDAS) apply. UPS applies these additional charges to packages picked up or delivered to certain ZIP codes that are predetermined. In addition, these fees apply to UPS Hundredweight CWT in a different way than individual packages. There will be one fee for the whole shipment and not applied to each package in the shipment.

Delivery Area Surcharge (CWT)GroundAir
Commercial Extended13.5014.25
Residential Extended23.2523.25

UPS Remote Area Surcharges

The UPS remote area surcharge for Alaska and Hawaii are applied to the shipment as a whole and not individual packages. In this case, the cost is $28.00 for Alaska and $9.00 for Hawaii. 

UPS Residential Surcharge

A $40.00 charge will apply to shipments going to a domestic residential destination. 

UPS Hundredweight Surcharge Fees

Saturday Delivery Fees

A $16.00 charge per shipment will apply when the shipper chooses Saturday delivery. If you request a Saturday pickup, UPS applies a $16.00 charge per shipment.  

UPS hundredweight is a great service to use when you ship many packages to the same location at once. Therefore knowing the difference in UPS Hundredweight surcharge fees as compared to single package shipments is key to controlling your shipping expenses. Remember, the UPS peak season surcharges will also apply to the previous shipments.

UPS Hundredweight Surcharge Fees
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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 then 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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