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2020 Guide to COVID-19 and Peak Season Surcharges and Rate Changes

Parcel carriers have implemented a number of surchares and general rate increases due to COVID-19 and peak season – don’t miss them!

Many curious eyes are watching as the parcel industry continues to adapt to COVID-19 and prepares to enter this year's peak holiday season. To help our readers follow along, we've collected many of the more notable surcharges and rate changes known to date.

COVID-19 Related Surcharges

COVID-19 SurchargesDHLFedExOnTracUPS
Peak Oversize Charge

 

FedEx: Jun. 8, 2020 - Oct. 4, 2020
OnTrac: Aug. 23, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020
UPS: May 31, 2020 - Oct. 3, 2020

-$30$37.50$31.45
Peak Residential Delivery

 

FedEx: Jun. 8, 2020 - Nov. 1, 2020
UPS: May 31, 2020 - Nov. 14, 2020

-$0.30-$0.30
SmartPost® / SurePost®

 

FedEx: Jun. 8, 2020 - Nov. 1, 2020
UPS: May 31, 2020 - Nov. 14, 2020

-$0.40-$0.30
UPS Worldwide SurchargesSee Next Chart

UPS Worldwide COVID-19 Related Surcharges

COVID-19 Surcharges:
UPS Worldwide Surcharges
China Mainland → U.S.Hong Kong SAR → U.S.AU, NZ, Other Asia Origins → U.S.All Other INT Origins → All Destinations
UPS Worldwide Express Plus®, UPS Worldwide Express®, & UPS Worldwide Saver®
Apr. 12, 2020 - Nov. 14, 2020   $0.11 / lb.
Nov. 15, 2020 - TBD   $0.18 / lb.
Jul. 26, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020$0.79 / lb.$0.79 / lb.  
Aug 12, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020  $0.11 / lb. 
Aug. 30, 2020 - Nov. 7, 2020$1.02 / lb.$1.02 / lb.$0.34 / lb. 
Nov. 8, 2020 - TBD$1.47 / lb.$1.47 / lb.$0.45 / lb. 
UPS Worldwide Expedited®
Apr. 12, 2020 - Nov. 14, 2020   $0.11 / lb.
Nov. 15, 2020 - TBD   $0.18 / lb.
Jul. 26, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020$0.75 / lb.$0.75 / lb.  
Aug 12, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020  $0.11 / lb. 
Aug. 30, 2020 - Nov. 7, 2020$0.98 / lb.$0.98 / lb.$0.29 / lb. 
Nov. 8, 2020 - TBD$1.43 / lb.$1.43 / lb.$0.41 / lb. 
UPS Worldwide Express Freight®, & UPS Worldwide Express Freight® Midday
Apr. 12, 2020 - Nov. 14, 2020   $0.11 / lb.
Nov. 15, 2020 - TBD   $0.91 / lb.
Jul. 26, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020$1.59 / lb.$1.59 / lb.  
Aug 12, 2020 - Aug. 29, 2020  $0.34 / lb. 
Aug. 30, 2020 - Nov. 7, 2020$1.81 / lb.$1.81 / lb.$1.25 / lb. 
Nov. 8, 2020 - TBD$2.27 / lb.$2.27 / lb.$1.36 / lb. 

FedEx Surcharges and Rate Changes

FedEx Surcharges and Rate Changes20202019DIFF - $DIFF - %
Additional Handling
Dimension$15.00$13.50$1.5011.11%
Weight$24.00$20.00$4.0020%
Packaging$13.00$12.00$1.008.33%
Address Correction$17.00$16.00$1.006.25%
Collect On Delivery (COD)$15.50$14.50$1.006.9%
Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Materials
General Hazardous Materials$37.00$35.00$2.005.71%
Dry Ice$5.85$5.55$0.305.41%
Accessible$105.00$98.00$7.007.14%
Inaccessible$51.50$49.00$2.505.1%
Delivery Area Surcharge
Residential - Express/Ground$4.40$4.20$0.204.76%
Extended Residential - Express/Ground$5.40$4.65$0.7516.13%
Commercial - Express$3.10$2.85$0.258.77%
Extended Commercial - Express$3.60$2.85$0.7526.32%
Commercial - Ground$2.95$2.70$0.759.26%
Extended Commercial - Ground$3.45$2.70$0.7527.78%
Home Delivery - Residential$4.00$3.65$0.359.59%
Email Return Label$1.05$1.00$0.055%
ExpressTag®$6.10$5.80$0.305.17%
Ground Unauthorized Pkg Charge$875.00$675.00$200.0029.63%
Large Pkg / Oversize
Express/Ground$100.00$90.00$10.0011.11%
Home Delivery/Residential$120.00$90.00$30.0033.33%
Residential Delivery/Pickup
Express/Ground/International$4.65$4.40$0.255.68%
Home Delivery$4.00$3.80$0.205.26%
Residential Pickup Charge$150.00$140.00$10.007.14%
Signature
Adult Signature$6.35$6.05$0.304.96%
Direct Signature$5.25$5.00$0.255%

FedEx Peak Surcharges

FedEx Peak Surcharges20202019DIFF - $DIFF - %
SmartPost®
Nov. 2, 2020 - Nov. 29, 2020$1.00   
Nov. 30, 2020 - Dec. 6, 2020$2.00   
Dec. 7, 2020 - Jan. 17, 2021$1.00   
Peak Additional Handling Surcharge
Express/Ground/International

Oct. 5, 2020 - Jan. 17, 2021
$4.90$4.10$0.8019.51%
Peak Oversize Charge
Express/Ground/International

Oct. 5, 2020 - Jan. 17, 2021
$52.50$37.50$15.0040%
Peak Unauthorized Pkg
Ground

Oct. 5, 2020 - Jan. 17, 2021
$350.00$435.00-$85.00-19.54%
Peak Residential Delivery Charge/Pkg
Nov. 2, 2020 - Jan. 17, 2021
Peaking Factor: >110% - 200%$1 / $2
Ground / Express
   
Peaking Factor: >200% - 350%$2 / $3
Ground / Express
   
Peaking Factor: >350% - 500%$3 / $4
Ground / Express
   
Peaking Factor: >500%$4 / $5
Ground / Express
   

UPS Surcharges and Rate Changes

UPS Surcharges and Rate Changes20202019DIFF - $DIFF - %
Additional Handling
Dimension$15.00$14.25$0.755.26%
Weight$24.00$23.00$1.004.35%
Packaging$14.25---
Address Correction$17.00$16.40$0.603.66%
Collect On Delivery (COD)$15.50$14.50$1.006.9%
Dangerous Goods / Hazardous Materials
General Hazardous Materials$37.00$35.00$2.005.71%
Dry Ice$5.85$5.55$0.305.41%
Accessible$105.00$98.00$7.007.14%
Inaccessible$51.50$49.00$2.505.1%
Delivery Area Surcharge
Residential - Ground$4.00$3.80$0.205.26%
Residential - Air$4.40$4.35$0.051.15%
Extended Residential - Ground$5.40$4.85$0.5511.34%
Extended Residential - Air$5.40$4.85$0.5511.34%
Commercial - Ground$2.95$2.80$0.155.36%
Commercial - Air$3.10$2.95$0.155.08%
Extended Commercial - Ground$3.45$2.80$0.6523.21%
Extended Commercial - Air$3.60$2.95$0.6522.03%
Email Return Label$1.05$1.00$0.055%
Large Pkg / Oversize
Domestic Residential
Length + Girth >130”
$120.00$115.00$5.004.35%
Domestic Residential
Length >96”
$120.00$115.00$5.004.35%
Domestic Commercial
Length + Girth >130”
$100.00$95.00$5.005.26%
Domestic Commercial
Length >96”
$100.00$95.00$5.005.26%
International
Length + Girth >130”
$100.00$95.00$5.005.26%
Missing/Invalid Account Number or Refusal Fee$17.00$16.40$0.603.66%
Over Maximum Limits$875.00$850.00$25.002.94%
Pickup
Daily On-Route Pickup
Wkly Billing Btwn $0-$74.99
$29.00$27.00$2.007.41%
Daily On-Route Pickup
Wkly Billing Btwn >$75.00
$14.50$13.50$1.007.41%
Daily Pickup
Wkly Billing Btwn $0-$74.99
$31.00$29.00$2.006.9%
Daily Pickup
Wkly Billing Btwn >$75.00
$15.50$14.50$1.006.9%
Daily Specific Pickup - 1-2 Days
Wkly Billing Btwn $0-$74.99
$14.45$13.45$1.007.43%
Daily Specific Pickup - 1-2 Days
Wkly Billing Btwn >$75.00
$14.45$13.45$1.007.43%
Daily Specific Pickup - 3 Days
Wkly Billing Btwn $0-$74.99
$22.30$20.30$2.009.85%
Daily Specific Pickup - 3 Days
Wkly Billing Btwn >$75.00
$14.45$13.45$1.007.43%
Daily Specific Pickup - 4 Days
Wkly Billing Btwn $0-$74.99
$29.00$27.00$2.007.41%
Daily Specific Pickup - 4 Days
Wkly Billing Btwn >$75.00
$14.50$13.50$1.007.41%
Smart Pickup®$14.45/wk$13.45/wk$1.007.43%
Prohibited Item Fee$150.00---
Residential Delivery/Pickup
Ground / Standard$4.10$3.95$0.153.8%
Domestic / International Air$4.75$4.55$0.204.4%
Hundredweight$41.85$40.00$1.854.63%
Worldwide Express Freight$140.00$130.00$10.007.69%
Signature
Adult Signature$6.35$6.05$0.304.96%
Direct Signature$5.25$5.00$0.255%

UPS Peak Surcharges

UPS Peak Surcharges20202019DIFF - $DIFF - %
Applicable Peak Surcharge ($/pkg)
Nov. 15, 2020 - Jan. 16, 2021
Peak SurePost® / Ground Residential
110% - 200% of February volume
$1.00---
Peak SurePost® / Ground Residential
>200% - 300% of February volume
$2.00---
Peak SurePost® / Ground Residential
>300% of February volume
$3.00---
Next Day Air & All Other Air (Residential)
110% - 200% of February volume
$2.00---
Next Day Air & All Other Air (Residential)
>200% - 300% of February volume
$3.00---
Next Day Air & All Other Air (Residential)
>300% of February volume
$4.00---
Peak Additional Handling Surcharge
Oct. 4, 2020 - Jan. 16, 2021
$5.00$3.60$1.4038.89%
Peak Over Maximum Surcharge
Oct. 4, 2020 - Jan. 16, 2021
$250.00$250.00$0.000%
Peak Large Package Surcharge
Oct. 4, 2020 - Jan. 16, 2021
$50.00$31.45$18.5558.98%

USPS Peak Rates Increases & Surcharges

USPS Peak Rate Increases20202019DIFF - $DIFF - %
Applicable Peak Surcharge ($/pkg)
Oct. 18, 2020 - Dec. 27, 2021
Parcel Select Lightweight$0.24---
First Class Package Commercial$0.25---
Priority Mail Commercial$0.40---
Parcel Select
Parcel Select Ground /
Parcel Select DSCF /
Parcel Select DNDC
$0.40---
Priority Mail Express Commercial$1.50---
Priority Flat Rate Increase
Includes: Flat Rate Envelope, Legal Flat Rate Envelope, Padded Flat Rate Envelope, Small/Medium/Large Flat Rate Box, APO/FPO/DPO Large Flat Rate Box
$0.40---

Regional Carrier Surcharges and Rate Changes

LaserShip Peak Surcharges

LaserShip Peak Surcharges20202019DIFF - $DIFF - %
Peak Residential Surcharge
Nov. 21, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020
110% - 200% of Baseline Volume$1.00---
>200% - 300% of Baseline Volume$2.00---
>300% of Baseline Volume$3.00---

OnTrac Peak Surcharges

OnTrac Peak Surcharges20202019DIFF - $DIFF - %
Peak Additional Handling Surcharge
Nov. 01, 2020 - Jan. 16, 2021
$5.00---
Peak DirectPost Surcharge
Nov. 15, 2020 - Jan. 16, 2021
$1.00---
Peak Large Package Surcharge
Aug. 23, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020$37.50---
Nov. 01, 2020 - Jan. 16, 2021$50.00---
Peak % Over Avg. Weekly Volume
Nov. 15, 2020 - Jan. 16, 2021
100% Over$0.50---
150% Over$1.50---
300% Over$3.00---
Peak Unauthorized Pkg
Nov. 01, 2020 - Jan. 16, 2021
$450.00---

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