Sandy Springs-based UPS’s surcharges will add 97 cents per packages shipped via second-day air residential service Dec. 17-23.
For next day air residential service, there will be an 81 cent surcharge per package Dec. 17-23.
And packages sent via ground to residences will cost an extra 27 cents if shipped Nov. 19-Dec. 2, or Dec. 17-23.
“UPS flexes its delivery network to process near double our already massive regular daily volume, and that creates exceptional demands,” UPS chief commercial officer Alan Gershenhorn said in a written statement.
The shipping giant is also adding peak surcharges for larger, heavier or unusually shaped packages that “create even greater operational complexity during high-demand periods,” with UPS encouraging customers shipping such items to use UPS Freight instead of its package shipping service.