UPS recently announced several upcoming fee increases. In addition, effective June 4th, they will be assessing a new Shipping Charge Correction Audit fee if the average shipping charge correction is greater than $5 in an invoice week. If you are shipping packages that qualify for dimensional rating but a) do not provide dimensions, b) provide inaccurate dimensions, or c) provide inaccurate/estimated weights, this new fee could very well be assessed on your upcoming UPS invoices.
Regarding the fee increases, here's a breakdown of what's coming:
Effective June 4th:
- Over Maximum Limits and the Oversize Pallet Handling Surcharge will increase by $150, from $500 to $650.
The Audit Fee will be assessed if the average shipping charge correction in an invoice week is more than $5. The Audit Fee will be the greater of $1 per package subject to a shipping charge correction or 6% of the total amount of shipping charge corrections during the applicable invoicing period. Review the applicable UPS Rate and Service Guide starting on June 4, 2018 for further detail.
Effective June 11th:
- Ground Fuel Surcharge will increase by 0.50% for all thresholds. These surcharges will continue to be based on the National U.S. Average On Highway Diesel Fuel Price and adjusted weekly.
Effective July 8th:
- The Large Package Surcharge for any U.S. Domestic package delivered to a residential address will be $90, from $80.
The Additional Handling surcharge for any U.S. Domestic package exceeding 70 pounds in actual weight will be $19, from $12.
You can read more about these changes in this article.
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