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As many online retailers are already preparing for what looks like will be another very busy 2018 holiday season, UPS released a list of peak season surcharges that may apply to some deliveries.

A peak surcharge will apply to each package addressed or delivered to a location that is a
home, including a business operating out of a home. This applies to all residential packages with origin and destination within the 48 contiguous states, and packages with Alaska or Hawaii origin.

  • UPS Next Day Air (All Services) – 84 cents per package (12/16 – 12/22)
  • UPS 2nd Day Air (All Services) – 99 cents per package (12/16 – 12/22)
  • UPS 3 Day Select – 99 cents per package (12/16 – 12/22)
  • UPS Ground – 28 cents per package (11/18 – 12/1 and 12/16 – 12/22)

For residential packages shipped from an origin within the 48 contiguous states to a destination within Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico, UPS will charge a peak surcharge of $3.14 per package from 11/18 – 12/1 and 12/16 – 12/22.

A peak surcharge of $26.20 (11/18 – 12/1 and 12/16 – 12/22) per package will also apply to Packages with length plus girth [(2 x width) + (2 x height)] combined over 130 inches. In addition, the same peak surcharge will apply to Domestic packages with a length exceeding 96 inches.

The company also announced a peak surcharge of $165 for Over Maximum Limits Packages from 11/18 to 12/22 and an additional handling peak surcharge of $3.15 in the same time period.

For complete details on all UPS peak surcharges, please see this link.

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