Stat’s Incredible: A Look At UPS’s Peak Holiday Season Rates

Do you feel like a mountaineer? Maybe you should, because now that UPS’s holiday peak season charges have started to take effect, the cost of parcel shipping could be headed for a very steep climb.   


Number of days in 2021 that UPS will charge Peak Surcharges


Extra % you’re paying for Additional Handling as of July 3


Total % your Additional Handling surcharges will have increased by when UPS’s 2nd peak season holiday increase goes into effect on October 3


Additional % you’re paying for Large/Oversize Packages as of July 3


Total % your Large/Oversize Package surcharges will have increased by when UPS’s 2nd peak season holiday increase goes into effect on October 3


Potential impact by % on your total annual spend


Additional peak holiday season rate increases that FedEx has announced so far. But the operative term is “so far.” Don’t be surprised to see a similar announcement come from the other member of this famous duopoly fairly soon.



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