UPS Announces 2020 General Rate Increase

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UPS has announced its 2020 GRI. And as I type, our expert analysts are dissecting what the increases will mean in the real world.

Our deep-dive analysis (the best and most thorough in the industry) will be available soon. Contact us at info@transimpact.com to find out how you can receive the report. It’s the one sure way to really know what the GRI will mean to your small parcel shipping costs.

In the meantime, the following is what UPS posted on its website:

Effective December 29, 2019, the published rates for our services will increase. This supports ongoing expansion and capability enhancements as we strive to maintain the high service levels you expect from UPS. Below is an overview of our 2020 Rates.*

Package:

The following changes will become effective December 29, 2019: 

  • The rates for UPS® Ground, UPS Air and International services will increase an average net 4.9%. 
  • A Rebill fee will be assessed for each request to change the billing account for a shipment. 
  • A Prohibited Item fee will apply to packages containing prohibited articles or restricted articles not in compliance with all UPS policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations if found in the UPS system. 
  • Value-added services and other charges will apply to undeliverable packages returned to the shipper. 
  • UPS reserves the right to assess a late payment fee in an amount set forth in the UPS Tariff/Terms and Conditions of Service if an invoice is not paid in full by the invoice due date. 
  • The weight threshold for applying an Additional Handling surcharge will be lowered from 70 pounds to 50 pounds actual weight for UPS Ground and UPS Air services.
  • The list of ZIP codes to which Delivery Area Surcharges and Extended Area Surcharges apply will change. See updated zip code listings below (under 2020 Preview Rates) for more information.
  • A processing fee will apply to each request to file a single entry under Entry Type 86 for a shipment that normally qualifies for U.S. customs clearance under a consolidated manifest.
  • The rates for certain value-added services and other charges will increase.

For more details, see the UPS website: https://www.ups.com/us/en/shipping/rates-update.page

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