UPS has announced a rate increase of 4.9% for many of its domestic services, effective Dec 24, 2017.  Along with this increase comes a surcharge increase intended to roll out “by peak season” next year.

Below are some key elements to the rate increase:

  • 4.9% increase will apply to UPS Ground, UPS Air and International services, plus UPS Air Freight Rates in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
  • The surcharge for residential UPS Next Day Air packages will rise to 84 cents in 2018 from 81 cents this year, while the peak surcharge for UPS Ground packages will increase to 28 cents from 27 cents. UPS will apply a new 2018 peak season surcharge for additional handling of large or awkward packages of $3.15.
  • As of July 8 2018 the company will raise the additional handling cost for packages weighing over 70 pounds (32 kg) to $19 from $12 and raise the additional handling charge for large packages delivered to a residential address to $90 from $80.


Using Refund Geeks can help you recoup most, if not all, of this rate increase.  How much will we save you?