UPS® Announces December 2017 Rate Change

October 31, 2017

UPS is increasing the rates for some of their services, and the first price increases will be effective December 24, 2017. There will be a second wave for packages that goes into effect on July 8, 2018.

Below is an overview of rate changes for packages:

The following changes will be effective December 24, 2017:

  • The rates for UPS® Ground, UPS Air and International services will increase an average net 4.9%.
  • The Large Package Surcharge will apply to any U.S. Domestic package with a length exceeding 96 inches or a length plus girth greater than 130 inches.
  • The dimensional weight divisor for packages less than or equal to one cubic foot in size (1,728 cubic inches) will be 139 for all U.S. Domestic services subject to Daily Rates or Alaska and Hawaii Rates.

The following changes will be effective July 8, 2018:

  • The Large Package Surcharge for any U.S. Domestic package delivered to a residential address will be $90.
  • The Additional Handling surcharge for any U.S. Domestic package exceeding 70 pounds in actual weight will be $19.00.

There will also be changes to rates for UPS Air Freight and UPS Freight®:

These changes will be effective December 24, 2017:

  • Rates for UPS® Air Freight within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will increase an average net 4.9%.
  • The rates for UPS Freight non-contractual less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments rated on the current UPS Freight Tariff 580 will increase an average net 4.9%.

The impact of these changes on your shipping costs will vary according to your shipping characteristics and the terms of your UPS agreement. You can get more information on Rates.UPS.com and view the 2018 daily rates here (if you have daily UPS pickup scheduled), and retail rates here (if you do not have daily pickup scheduled).

Comments

November 6, 2017 at 9:24 am
Carol Hamilton
And this is why I use Fed Ex...
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November 5, 2017 at 1:53 pm
Sally Stanton
If my company had daily scheduled pickups with UPS, what kind of a savings would we see? Average package weight 1_2!lbs per package of approximately 40 a month? Thank you.
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November 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm
Ryan D. Very, Esq.
The obvious question is whether the rates will update automatically on my postage meter. Would you please email me this information?
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November 2, 2017 at 4:20 pm
anna
is this rate change for UPS only or is Postage rate changing also
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November 3, 2017 at 10:15 am
Christina
Hi Anna -- This rate change is only for services through the UPS (United Parcel Service). Announcements about rate changes for the USPS (United States Postal Service) are coming soon, though.
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November 3, 2017 at 10:56 am
Anna
Thank you!
November 2, 2017 at 2:27 pm
Phyllis Reed
this rate change does not effect regular letters correct>
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November 3, 2017 at 10:15 am
Christina
Hi Phyllis -- This rate change is only for services through the UPS (United Parcel Service). Stay tuned for announcements about rate changes for the USPS (United states Postal Service), which could affect regular letters.
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