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.   

365

Number of days in 2021 that UPS will charge Peak Surcharges

16.66

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

100

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

27.1

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

90.7

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

0.5-23

Potential impact by % on your total annual spend

0

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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