UPS to raise US postal prices on Christmas Eve

Stateside the United Parcel Service (UPS) has said that a variety of its charges, including those surrounding packages and air fright will be changing. And the shift is upwards.

As they say in their announcement: “Effective December 24, 2017, the rates for UPS® Ground, UPS Air and International services, as well as UPS Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, will increase an average net 4.9%.

UPS continues to make investments in the speed, scope and coverage of our transportation network in order to support our customers’ growth and service needs. Rate increases support ongoing expansion and capabilities enhancements, while UPS maintains the high service levels customers expect.”

You can find out more details here. But here are the basics:

Packages
The following changes will be effective December 24, 2017:
The rates for UPS® Ground, UPS Air and International services will increase an average net 4.9%.

The Large Package Surcharge will apply to any U.S. Domestic package with a length exceeding 96 inches or a length plus girth greater than 130 inches.

The dimensional weight divisor for packages less than or equal to one cubic foot in size (1,728 cubic inches) will be 139 for all U.S. Domestic services subject to Daily Rates or Alaska and Hawaii Rates.

The following changes will be effective July 8, 2018:

– The Large Package Surcharge for any U.S. Domestic package delivered to a residential address will be $90.
-The Additional Handling surcharge for any U.S. Domestic package exceeding 70 pounds in actual weight will be $19.00.
Air Freight

Effective December 24, 2017 the rates for UPS Air Freight within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will increase an average net 4.9%.

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