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UPS Announces its Annual Peak Holiday Surcharges for 2022

September 1, 2022 ShipSigma

 

 

 

UPS announced its peak holiday surcharges at end of August. The highlights include a $0.10 increase to the baseline from 2021 for ground, air, and SurePost, a more relevant baseline period (June 5, 2022 - July 2, 2022), adjusted surcharge tiers, and a decreased weekly volume threshold. So, what does that mean for you? 

AHS, Large Package and Over Maximum

Effective October 2, 2022:

  • Additional Handling will see an 85% increase from its current prices and an 8% increase from last year's peak.

  • The Large Package Surcharge will see a 75% increase from its current prices and a 17% increase from last year's peak.

  • Over Maximum Limits, currently no charge, will be $400, up 60% from last year's peak.

Surcharge name

Applicable services

2022 Surcharge

2021 Surcharge

Peak — Additional Handling Surcharge

U.S. domestic, U.S. import, and U.S. export shipments for qualifying customers

 $6.50 per package
(8% Increase)

Effective Oct. 2, 2022–Jan. 14, 2023

$6.00 per package

Peak — Large Package Charge

U.S. domestic, U.S. import, and U.S. export shipments

 $70.00 per package
(17% Increase)

Effective Oct. 2, 2022–Jan. 14, 2023

60.00 per package

Peak — Over Maximum Limits

U.S. domestic, U.S. import, and U.S. export shipments

$400.00 per package
(60% Increase)

Effective Oct. 2, 2022–Jan. 14, 2023

$250.00 per package

 

Ground/Air Residential and SurePost

Effective October 30, 2022:

"A Peak surcharge will apply to certain UPS Air Residential, UPS Ground Residential, and UPS SurePost packages, for customers who are billed for more than 20,000 packages during any week following October 2021."

The Peak/Demand Surcharge amounts below will apply on a weekly basis to each package over 105% of the Baseline weekly average volume for each service level, during the specified Peak/Demand Period.

The “baseline” volume is the customer’s average weekly volume for each service level for June 2022. However, if the customer's average weekly volume during September 2022 was less than 80% of  June 2022, then UPS, at its discretion, can use the lower weekly average volume from September to determine the baseline.

SurePost & Ground Residential
$1.25 per package to $6.00 per package ($0.10-$0.85 more than 2021)

Air Residential
$2.25 per package to $7.00 per package ($0.10-$0.85 more than 2021)

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Differences from 2021:

  • Peak Surcharge will start at 105% this holiday season vs. 110% from 2021
  • UPS SurePost and Ground Residential will see up to a 13% increase from last year's holiday peak season.
  • UPS Next Day or Other Air Residential will see up to a 16% increase from last year's holiday peak season.

For more information visit UPS.

 

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