Attention shoppers: UPS is adding a new delivery surcharge

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Attention shoppers: UPS is adding a new delivery surcharge
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UPS is adding a new surcharge that will affect your holiday shipments this year.

According to a news release, the extra charge will help UPS offset some of the additional expenses the company faces during times of high volume.

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New UPS surcharge: What you need to know

To meet the demands of consumers, UPS says it pays a premium for additional air and truck cargo capacity, temporary facilities and personnel.

During the holiday season, which is huge for online shopping, the company says its daily volume nearly doubles.

This new per-piece peak surcharge only applies during selected weeks in November and December. Here’s a breakdown of the additional fees for residential service:

November 19 to November 25

  • Ground Residential: $0.27
  • UPS 3 Day Select Residential: No additional charge
  • UPS 2nd Day Air Residential: No additional charge
  • UPS Next Day Air Residential: No additional charge

November 26 to December 2

  • Ground Residential: $0.27
  • UPS 3 Day Select Residential: No additional charge
  • UPS 2nd Day Air Residential: No additional charge
  • UPS Next Day Air Residential: No additional charge

December 3 to December 9

  • Ground Residential: No additional charge
  • UPS 3 Day Select Residential: No additional charge
  • UPS 2nd Day Air Residential: No additional charge
  • UPS Next Day Air Residential: No additional charge

December 10 to December 16

  • Ground Residential: No additional charge
  • UPS 3 Day Select Residential: No additional charge
  • UPS 2nd Day Air Residential: No additional charge
  • UPS Next Day Air Residential: No additional charge

December 17 to December 23

  • Ground Residential: $0.27
  • UPS 3 Day Select Residential: $0.97
  • UPS 2nd Day Air Residential: $0.97
  • UPS Next Day Air Residential: $0.81

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Additionally, from November 19 through December 23, UPS will apply peak surcharges to large packages and packages that exceed maximum size limits.

These charges are on top of normal surcharges that apply to those items.

Meanwhile, FedEx announced in August that it won’t apply residential holiday season surcharges, except in the case of packages that require additional handling, are oversized or unauthorized.

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