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2022 UPS Peak Surcharges for the Holiday Season

September 12, 2022


It's official. Peak shipping season is here! UPS® has announced its peak season surcharges for 2022. 

  • Larger shipments requiring additional handling will incur a surcharge from Oct.2, 2022, and run until Jan. 14, 2023.
  • High-volume shippers only (more than 20,000 packages a week): Peak/Demand Surcharge applied to UPS® Air Residential, UPS® Ground Residential, and UPS SurePost® Packages will go into effect on Oct. 30 and run until Jan. 14, 2023.


Peak/Demand Surcharge – Applied to Additional Handling and Large Packages


A Peak/Demand Surcharge will apply to packages that require Additional Handling and Large Packages from Oct.2, 2022, and run until Jan. 14, 2023.

  • Additional handling (from $3.50 to $6.50)
  • Large packages ($40 to $70),
  • Packages in excess of its maximum shipping limits (no charge to $400) 


Tip: It's time to use package services that are not subject to Dimensional weight (DIM weight), and rate shop multiple carriers!


High-volume shippers: Peak/Demand Surcharge – Applied to UPS® Air Residential, UPS® Ground Residential and UPS SurePost® Packages


Starting October 30, a Peak/Demand Surcharge will apply for customers billed for more than 20,000 packages during any week following October 2021.

According to USPS, the Peak/Demand Surcharge amounts below will apply on a weekly basis to each package over 105% of the Baseline weekly average volume for each service level, during the specified Peak/Demand Period. Read more about it here.


Source: UPS® Peak/Demand Surcharges


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