UPS: as the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve, Peak Surcharges are subject to change

UPS: as the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve, Peak Surcharges are subject to change

UPS has added Peak Surcharges on certain domestic shipments in the U.S. beginning  May 31, 2020 – this will affect large high volume shippers and companies that send oversized items.

Peak Surcharges are commonly established during peak like Christmas. During the pandemic many operators have reported Christmas- like volumes as the world went into lockdown.

UPS stated on its website: “From May 31 until further notice, one or more Peak Surcharges will apply to certain U.S. domestic packages.  For details on all applicable Peak Surcharges, view the 2020 Peak Surcharges link below.

2020 Peak Surcharges

“As the Coronavirus situation continues to evolve, Peak Surcharges are subject to change and Peak Periods may be extended or otherwise changed. The latest information on Peak Surcharges will be available at ups.com/peaksurcharge.

The surcharges will apply to Ground Residential and SurePost packages if a shipper’s volume the prior week was more than 25,000 packages greater than the shipper’s average daily volume in February. The surcharge is $0.30 per package.

UPS will also impose a large parcel surcharge of $31.45 per package. UPS will also impose a surcharge of $31.45 per package on large parcels.UPS defines large package as one with length plus girth exceeding 130 inches or with length more than 96 inches.

UPS explains the changes: “Our goal is to ensure businesses and customers are able to meet their shipping needs while demand has increased for shipping services.”

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