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 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.
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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.
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.